Marion L. Vetter

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry
Medical Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Instructor A in Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Weight and Eating Disorders
3535 Market Street, Suite 3108
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-5129
Education:
B.S. (Nutritional Science with Distinction)
Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, 1996.
M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2002.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

My research interests include mechanisms of improved glucose homeostasis after various weight loss interventions (including bariatric surgery) and behavioral interventions for weight loss and diabetes.

Selected Publications

Sarwer DB, Ritter S, Wadden TA, Spitzer JC, Vetter ML, Moore RH: Physicians’ attitudes about referring their type 2 diabetes patients for bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis Epub Feb 1 ahead of print, February 2012.

Volger S, Vetter ML, Dougherty M, Panigrahi E, Egner R, Webb V, et al: Patients’ preferred terms for describing their excess weight: discussing obesity in clinical practice. Obesity 20(1): 147-50, Jan 2012.

Vetter ML, Dumon KR, Williams NN: Surgical treatments for obesity. Psychiatr Clin North Am 34(4): 881-93, Dec 2011.

Wadden TA, Volger S, Sarwer DB, Vetter ML, Tsai AG, Berkowitz RI, et al: A two-year randomized trial of obesity treatment in primary care practice. N Engl J Med 365(21): 1969-1979, Nov 24 2011.

Vetter ML., Tsai AG., Lavenberg J., Moore RH., Perez JL., Volger S., Wadden TA.: Relation of health-related quality of life to metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression and comorbid illnesses. Int J Obes 35(8): 1087-94, Aug 2011.

Vetter ML., Wade AN., Womble LG., Dalton-Bakes C., Wadden TA., Iqbal N.: Effect of a low-carbohydrate versus a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet on adipokine levels in obese, diabetic participants. Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Annual Spring Symposium, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2010.

Vetter ML., Iqbal N., Volger S., Dalton-Bakes C., Wadden TA.: Long-term effects of low-carbohydrate versus low-fat diets in obese persons. Ann Intern Med 152: 334-5, 2010.

Vetter ML., Wade A., Womble LG., Wadden TA., Iqbal N.: Effect of a low-carbohydrate versus low-fat, calorie-restricted diet on adipokine levels in obese, diabetic patients. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity 3: 1-5, 2010.

Vetter ML.: Mechanisms by which bariatric surgery may ameliorate type 2 diabetes. CML Diabetes 27: 1-12, 2010.

Iqbal N., Vetter ML., Moore RH., Chittams J., Williams-Smith C., Dalton-Bakes C., Dowd M., Cardillo S., Wadden TA.: Effects of a low-intensity intervention that prescribed a low-carbohydrate vs a low-fat diet in obese, diabetic participants. Obesity 18: 1733-8, 2010.

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