Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
Margherita Mascolo, MD
ACUTE Medical Director
Hospitalist, Denver Health
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
1. Outline the medical complications of severe malnutrition in an effort to raise awareness of patient symptoms and findings that connect with certain diagnoses.
2. Know when a patient is too medically compromised to continue at a given level of care/when to refer patients to a higher level of care and why.
3. Confidently be able to discuss medical complications of restricting with both patients/families and also community medical practitioners who lack eating disorder expertise.
4. Change at least one diagnostic and management strategy for these medical problems in your clinical setting.
About Dr. Mascolo:
Dr. Mascolo is the Medical Director at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, where she has been a member of the ACUTE team since its beginning in 2008. She has trained under Dr. Philip S. Mehler for the past 8 years to become one of the country’s leading experts in the medical care of patients with severe eating disorders.
Dr. Mascolo completed her undergraduate work at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Mascolo has published multiple peer reviewed articles on the medical complications of eating disorders and is currently working to complete her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification.
Location: Ousie’s Table