Kenneth L. Weiner, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, recently received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Colorado Psychiatric Society. Weiner specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.
The honor recognizes his outstanding contribution to the field of mental health. Weiner, who founded and serves as chief medical officer and chief executive officer of Eating Recovery Center, was selected because of his “thought leadership in eating disorders diagnosis, innovation and effective treatment design and delivery.”
"The psychiatric community has long-recognized the complexity of eating disorders and the difficulties associated with the development and delivery of effective treatment for this growing patient population," says Robert House, M.D., director of behavioral health services at Denver Health Medical Center and president of the Colorado Psychiatric Society. "Dr. Weiner's efforts to create comprehensive, cutting-edge treatment resources for patients, families and referring professionals -- both locally and nationally -- have been instrumental in expanding access to quality care for individuals struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and EDNOS."
Weiner founded the Eating Recovery Center in 2008 to address the regional gap in treatment resources for eating disordered patients requiring a higher level of care. Patients from around the world have received treatment at the Denver-based facility, as well as those facilities in California. He also is committed to educating the next generation of professionals on eating disorders, receiving the Gold Apple Teaching Award from the CU School of Medicine and the Best Teacher Award from the Psychiatric Residency Training Program.