Thomas A. Wadden

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Albert J. Stunkard Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Weight and Eating Disorders
3535 Market Street, Suite 3029
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-7314
Fax: 215-898-2878
A.B. (Psychology)
Brown University, 1975.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
University of North Carolina, 1981.
M.A. ((Honorary))
University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Wadden's primary interest is on the treatment of obesity by methods that include lifestyle modification, very-low-calorie diets, exercise, medication and surgery. He has also investigated the metabolic and psychosocial consequences of obesity and weight loss.

Selected Publications

Wadden TA, Volger S, Sarwer DB, et al: A two-year randomized trial of obesity treatment in primary care practice. N Eng J Med 365: 1969-79, 2011.

Wadden TA, Webb VL, Moran CH, Bailer BA: Lifestyle modification for obesity: new developments in diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy. Circulation 125: 1157-70, 2012.

Tsai AG, Wadden TA: In the clinic: obesity. Ann Intern Med 159: ITC3-1-ITC3-15, 2013.

Wadden TA, Hollander P, Klein S, et al : Weight maintenance and additional weight loss with liraglutide after low-calorie-diet-induced weight loss: the SCALE Maintenance randomized study. Int J Obes (Lond) 37: 1443-51, 2013.

Wadden TA, Butryn ML, Hong PS, Tsai AG: Behavioral treatment of obesity in patients encountered in primary care settings: a systematic review. JAMA 312: 1779-91, 2014.

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Last updated: 06/18/2015
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