Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program

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About Albert J. Stunkard, MD

Dr. Albert (Mickey) Stunkard is world renowned for his pioneering research on the causes, consequences, and treatment of obesity. He began his career at the University of Pennsylvania in 1957 and remains today a highly energetic and productive investigator at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.

His outstanding research and dedication to patient care have been recognized by numerous awards, including his election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. The University of Pennsylvania similarly has sought to honor him with the creation of the Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program.