Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program

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David B. Sarwer, PhD

David B. Sarwer, PhDDavid B. Sarwer, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of Education at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.  Dr. Sarwer's research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of obesity, particularly bariatric surgery.  He conducts behavioral/psychological evaluations of patients prior to surgery. He also treats individuals with eating or other psychological concerns after bariatric surgery. Dr. Sarwer provides psychotherapeutic treatment to persons who have body dysmorphic disorder or other appearance concerns.

Dr. Sarwer serves as a consultant to the Stunkard Weight Management Program.