Sierra Tucson Announces New Director of Eating Recovery Program

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Psychiatric and eating disorder specialist joins Tucson treatment and recovery center

Sierra Tucson, an internationally renowned leader in behavioral and mental healthcare, has appointed Gayle Masterson, MD, as the director of its residential Eating Recovery Program. Dr. Masterson brings with her nearly 17 years of psychiatry and eating disorder experience.

Masterson combines an evidence-based approach with a human touch to provide her patients with the best possible care. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and a doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

“I strive to achieve patient wellness and satisfaction through education, healing and compassion,” said Masterson.

Prior to joining Sierra Tucson, Masterson worked at Mirasol, Pima County Jail, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Active Duty Mental Health Services Clinic and HOPE, Inc., as well as several contracted positions.

Outside of caring for her patients, she enjoys swimming, kickboxing, camping with family, reading and playing with her three children and dog.

About Sierra Tucson

For 32 years, Sierra Tucson’s longstanding legacy of clinical excellence and compassionate care has resulted in recovery for those struggling with substance use disorders, trauma-related issues, eating disorders, chronic pain and mood and anxiety disorders. A multidisciplinary team of professionals utilizes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to ensure accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment. Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment modalities. Patients receive the resources, support, and tools necessary for long-term change, including one full year of continuing care and a lifetime of alumni services. For more information, call 800-842-4487 or visit


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