Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

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Louise A. Hesson, MSN, CRNP

Louise A. Hesson, M.S.N., C.R.N.P. is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the area of Adult Health in the Primary Care Setting. She has been a faculty member at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders since 2000.

Ms. Hesson initially was hired as Director of Industry Trials where she coordinated pharmaceutical company research studies. She has expanded her role within the clinic to provide medical support for many of the NIH funded studies as well.

Responsibilities include performing history and physical exams, adjusting medication as needed, reviewing laboratory and diagnostic testing results and providing medical guidance.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Ms. Hesson is also Director of Administration.