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Rosewood Appoints Amelia Davis, M.D., as Medical Director & Chief, Adult Psychiatry and Inpatient Eating Disorders Unit

TEMPE — (May 11, 2015) — The Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders® has appointed Amelia Davis, M.D., Medical Director and Chief, Adult Psychiatry and Inpatient Eating Disorders Unit. Dr. Davis is a highly regarded expert and educator specializing in evaluation and treatment of adults with anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. She leaves a full-time academic career to become the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders® center of excellence. Dr Davis assumes her role alongside Rosewood’s Program Director Dena Cabrera PsyD., as leaders of the multidisciplinary treatment team which evaluates and coordinates individualized treatment for each patient. “I’m excited to welcome Dr. Amelia Davis, Medical Director, to the Rosewood team. Her years of experience, level of expertise, passion, and commitment to patient care is exceptional. Moreover, she is personable and warm. I look forward to her joining our team and working with her as we continue to bring the best treatment and care to our patients,” says Dr. Cabrera. “Unfortunately, the diagnosis and management of Eating Disorders is often not taught in many psychiatric residency programs. This has resulted in a lack of well trained, experienced clinicians. Programs which are able to recruit an expert in the field, such as Dr. Davis, have a distinct competitive advantage over other treatment facilities that will result in improved clinical outcomes. The Rosewood Centers are fortunate to have recruited such an outstanding, young academic and clinical expert as their new Medical Director and Chief of Adult Eating Disorders Services. Dr. Amelia Davis brings her years of experience and expertise gained as Medical Director and Chief of Eating Disorders at the University of Florida to her new post. The patients and staff of Rosewood will benefit greatly from her leadership and clinical skills,” notes David Baron M.S.Ed., D.O., Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Among her numerous outstanding clinical accomplishments, Dr. Davis rose to the rank of Medical Director of the Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Recovery Center (EDRC) at UF’s inpatient Vista Psychiatric Hospital in Gainesville. The EDRC was an acute care facility for patients with Anorexia, Bulimia and was the regional treatment center for patients who had serious medical consequences of their eating disorders. Many of these patients had failed in treatment elsewhere before being evaluated and treated by Dr. Davis and her team. Further, Dr. Davis has lectured locally, nationally, and taught thousands of students about Disordered Eating. During her tenure as Chief of the Eating Disorders program at the University of Florida (UF), Dr. Davis taught the UF undergraduate course “Diseases of Eating” and also educated scores of graduate students, interns and residents in the evidence-based evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and obesity. One of her recent UF colleagues, nationally recognized expert, Dr. Nicole Avena, PhD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, also a researcher, academic and eating disorder expert says “Amelia brought great passion and compassion to the Disordered Eating programs, not only by evaluating and treating University and other patients but also in in education and prevention. Dr. Davis will be a great asset to Rosewood. She brings with her a track record of success in eating disorders research and treatment, and I am confident this will continue in her new role as Medical Director.” Dr. Davis developed an early passion for eating disorders patients. She was mentored and trained as a psychiatry resident by UF’s Eating Disorder Recovery Center (EDRC) founder Kevin Wandler, M.D. – who is now medical director of Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, a treatment center which specializes in eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls – UF’s programs expanded from inpatient hospital- based to outpatient and became a comprehensive community-based eating disorders recovery center. Dr. Davis’s leadership allowed the Eating Disorders inpatient unit to become recognized as a center of excellence for the evaluation and treatment of Eating Disordered patients with significant medical and psychiatric co-occurring illnesses. She followed many of them across the levels of care back to the University or home. Dr. Amelia Davis is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Medical Association (AMA). “I am passionate about providing exceptional person-centered care. This beings by listening, evaluating, and coming up with a treatment plan then furthering the expansion of knowledge regarding eating disorders and treatment of eating disorders,” notes Dr. Davis. 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At Rosewood, men, women, and adolescent boys and girls receive clinically superior treatment while immersed in the comfortable homelike environment of our stunning 13-acre campus. Visit www.rosewoodranch.com for more information. About RiverMend Health RiverMend Health is a provider of scientifically driven, specialty behavioral health services to those suffering from alcohol and drug dependency, dual disorders, eating disorders, obesity and chronic pain. Founded on the belief that addiction and obesity are the nation’s most pressing healthcare challenges, the company brings together the world’s preeminent experts and a network of rehabilitation facilities to provide neuroscience-driven treatment and holistic care, research and education. Learn more about RiverMend Health at www.rivermendhealth.com or call (877)879-3312. ###

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