Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

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Anthony N. Fabricatore, PhD

Anthony N. Fabricatore, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Loyola College in Maryland. He completed his predoctoral internship at Temple University Health Sciences Center and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Fabricatore's research interests include long-term behavioral management of weight and type 2 diabetes, functional impairments associated with obesity, and the psychosocial and neuropsychological aspects of obesity and bariatric surgery. His primary clinical duties include the provision of psychotherapy and behavioral weight control therapy, and the psychological assessment of patients seeking bariatric surgery. As co-Director of Education for the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Dr. Fabricatore is jointly responsible for structuring and supervising the clinical training of several predoctoral practicum students each year.

Dr. Fabricatore can be contacted at: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St., Suite 3108, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309. His e-mail address is fabricat@mail.med.upenn.edu. Dr. Fabricatore is currently on leave.


Recent publications include:

Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Moore RH, Butryn ML, Gravallese EA, Erondu NE, Heymsfield SB, Nguyen AM. Attrition from randomized controlled trials of pharmacological weight loss agents: a systematic review and analysis. Obesity Reviews 2009; 10:333-341.

Williamson DA, Rejeski J, Lang W, Van Dorsten B, Fabricatore AN, Toledo K, Look AHEAD Research Group. Impact of a weight management program on health-related quality of life in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. Archives of Internal Medicine 2009; 169:163-171.

Fabricatore AN, Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Combs CJ, Krasucki JL. Reports of depressive symptoms before and after the preoperative psychological evaluation for bariatric surgery: Impression management or real change? Obesity Surgery 2007; 17:1213-1219.

Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Womble LG, Sarwer DB, Berkowitz RI, Foster GD, Brock JR. The role of patients’ expectations and goals in the behavioral and pharmacological treatment of obesity. International Journal of Obesity 2007; 31:1739-1745.

Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Krasucki JL. How do mental health professionals evaluate candidates for bariatric surgery? Survey results. Obesity Surgery 2006; 16:567-573.