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Thomas Wadden, PhD

Thomas Wadden, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Director, Weight & Eating Disorders
Albert J. Stunkard Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Wadden is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Psychiatry

    Penn Behavioral Health 3535 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 866-301-4PBH (4724)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Education and Training

Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, American Psychological Association, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wadden is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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.

Academic Contact Info

Center for Weight and Eating Disorders
3535 Market Street, Suite 3029

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7314
Fax: (215) 898-2878
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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