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Thomas Wadden, PhD

Thomas Wadden, PhD Clinical Psychologist or Neuropsychologist (PhD or PsyD)

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

Dr. Wadden is employed by Penn Medicine.

Call 866-301-4PBH (4724)
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Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

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Practice Locations and Appointments

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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