Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program

Our philosophy is simple and straightforward - overweight individuals should be treated compassionately and professionally. Excess weight is a complex problem that affects many aspects of an individual’s health and quality of life. We believe that the causes of weight gain are multi-faceted and that overweight individuals need and deserve a weight loss program tailored to their needs. The multidisciplinary treatment program at the Stunkard Weight Management Program is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to overweight individuals in a setting of clinical and research excellence.

Please call 215-746-4100 to speak with our program coordinator.

Testimonials

"I was reluctant at first but once I started, I saw dramatic results. I have not felt this energetic, happy and alive in all my life."  
Click here to read more of William's story and additional patient testimonials.



In the News

"The Food Chain"

Kelly C. Allison, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, was interviewed in a segment on late night eating by BBC World Service. Click here for the audio, and hear Dr. Allison featured at minute 14.

Late Night Eating

Kelly C. Allison, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, was interviewed by The Washington Post on why eating late at night may be particularly bad for you and your diet. Click here for the full article.

Healthy Eating in the New Year

Andrea Spivack, MA, RD, LDN, dietitian in the Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program, was quoted by Consumer Reports on tips for healthy eating for weight loss in the new year. Click here for the full article.

15 Top Medical Weight Loss Centers

The Stunkard Weight Management Program is listed among Health.com's top 15 Medical Weight Loss Centers in the United States. The Stunkard Program develops a custom plan for physical, nutritional, and behavioral therapy for each patient following an initial evaluation. Click here to visit Health.com's rankings.