Title: Chief Medical Officer
Company: Monte Nido & Affiliates
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
Joel P. Jahraus, MD, CEDS, FIAEDP, FAED, Chief Medical Officer at Monte Nido & Affiliates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family practice medicine and eating disorder treatment.
Dr. Jahraus is a board-certified family medicine practitioner with more than four decades of expertise in treating and supporting patients with eating disorders. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in French language and literature from the University of North Dakota, and was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1980 by the University of Washington. Dr. Jahraus completed a three-year residency in family medicine at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and began practicing in 1985 at the Dakota Clinic, where he would remain until 1989.
During this time, Dr. Jahraus began working with the University of Minnesota. His experiences with patients at the University of Minnesota’s eating disorder unit and his childhood memories of his sister’s attempts at eating disorder recovery cemented his desire to specialize in eating disorders. He rose to become the Predoctoral Director of the University of Minnesota Medical School and Associate Director of the school’s family medicine residency program, and was presented with a Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to the student body. Dr. Jahraus moved into private practice settings in the 1990s, serving as the medical director of Remuda Ranch and the Melrose Institute before being named Executive Director of the Melrose Institute in 1997.
Dr. Jahraus left the Melrose Institute in 2012 to join Monte Nido & Affiliates as Director of the Oliver Pyatt Center in Miami. Since 2016, he has been the Chief Medical Officer for Monte Nido & Affiliates, overseeing 30 clinics in 13 states and three new locations in development. He is the co-author of a chapter in “Eating Disorders in Psychosomatic Medicine,” a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, and was elected President of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals in 2021. Among many other accolades, Dr. Jahraus has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Eating Disorder Treatment and is the recipient of the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to his patients and profession. He considers one of his career highlights to be his involvement in a joint fundraiser in honor of the Minnesota Twins baseball team which raised more than $40 million for the construction of a treatment center in under eight months. When not working, Dr. Jahraus enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and fishing with his grandson.
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