Ray Carvajal, PsyD

Ray Carvajal, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. Dr. Carvajal received his B.S. in Education from Villanova University, his M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from La Salle University, and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Carvajal’s research and clinical interests principally include the behavioral and surgical management of obesity. He serves as a clinical interventionist for a variety of research trials. He provides both individual and group treatment of obesity and weight-related comorbidities. In addition, he conducts psychological evaluations of patients seeking bariatric surgery through the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  

Dr. Carvajal also serves as a clinical psychologist at Penn’s Outpatient Psychiatry Center, where he provides psychotherapeutic services to persons seeking outpatient care.  

Dr. Carvajal can be contacted at: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St., Suite 3031, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309, 215-746-7183. His e-mail address is carvajar@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Recent publications include:

Tsai, A. G., Carvajal, R., Hong, P., Baxley, A., & Wadden, T. A. (in press). Evaluation and treatment of obesity in primary care. In R. F. Kushner, & D. H. Bessesen (Eds.),Treatment of the obese patient (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media. 

Carvajal, R., Wadden, T. A., Tsai, A. G., Peck, K., & Moran, C. (2013). Managing obesity in primary care practice: A narrative review. In A. C. Powers & R. S. Ahima (Eds.), The year in diabetes and obesity (pp. 191-206). New York, NY: New York Academy of Sciences.

Wadden, T. A., Volger, S., Tsai, A. G., Sarwer, D. B., Berkowitz, R. I., Diewald, L. K., Carvajal, R.,…Vetter, M. (2013). Managing obesity in primary care practice: An overview with perspective from the POWER-UP study. International Journal of Obesity, 37, S3-S11.

Tsai, A. G., Carvajal, R., Egner, R., & Wadden, T. A. (2010). Obesity. In. R. A. DiTomasso, B. A. Golden, & H. Morris (Eds.), Handbook of cognitive behavioral approaches in primary care (pp. 595-630). New York, NY: Springer.

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