Thomas A. Wadden

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Albert J. Stunkard Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Weight and Eating Disorders
3535 Market Street, Suite 3029
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-7314
Fax: 215-898-2878
Education:
A.B. (Psychology)
Brown University, 1975.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
University of North Carolina, 1981.
M.A. ((Honorary))
University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Wadden's primary interest is on the treatment of obesity by methods that include lifestyle modification, very-low-calorie diets, exercise, medication and surgery. He has also investigated the metabolic and psychosocial consequences of obesity and weight loss.

Selected Publications

Tsai AG, Wadden TA, Womble LG, Byrne KJ: Commercial and self-help programs for weight control. Psychiatr Clin North Am 28: 171-192, 2005.

Wadden TA, Crerand CE, Brock J: Long-term behavioral treatment of obesity. Psychiatr Clin North Am 28: 151-170, 2005.

Fabricatore AN, Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Faith MS: Health-related quality of life and symptoms of depression in extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 15: 304-309, 2005.

Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Fabricatore AN: Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of bariatric surgery. Obes Res 13: 639-648, 2005.

Butryn ML, Waden TA: Treatment of overweight in children and adolescents: Does dieting increase the risk of eating disorder? Int J Eat Disord 37: 285-293, 2005.

Tsai AG, Wadden TA: Systematic review: an evaluation of major commercial weight loss programs in the United States. Ann Intern Med 142: 56-66, 2005.

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Last updated: 01/17/2007
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