Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Dr. Preeti Matkins has joined its team as the organization prepares to expand to Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Dr. Preeti Matkins is a pioneer in the eating disorders medical community, and I am honored to welcome her to our team,” said Stacie McEntyre, founder, president and CEO of Veritas Collaborative. “Her center acumen and dedication to excellent patient care will be extremely valuable to Veritas as we expand our care to the Charlotte community.”
Matkins joined Veritas on Nov. 13 and will oversee the organization’s new clinic, which is scheduled to open spring 2018. The center will offer outpatient medical services for children, adolescents, and young adults with known or suspected eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Prior to joining Veritas, Matkins was the medical director at Teen Health Connection, the director of adolescent medicine at Levine Children’s Hospital, the medical director for The Center for Disordered Eating at Teen Health Connection, and the assistant program director of the Pediatrics Residency at Carolinas Medical Center. She also served as a professor of pediatrics at Carolinas Medical Center and remains on staff as a center associate professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine.
“The Charlotte community is in need of more resources to help identify eating disorders in our youth and provide timely intervention” said Matkins, executive director of Veritas’s upcoming Charlotte assessment clinic. “I’m excited to join Veritas in this venture to provide a much-needed resource to families in the area so patients with eating disorders can quickly be assessed and access the specialized care they need.”
Matkins earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed medical school at the top-ranked UNC School of Medicine. Matkins is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association and a fellow of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.