David B. Sarwer, Ph.D.
David B. Sarwer, Ph.D. is professor of psychology in psychiatry and surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of clinical services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.
Dr. Sarwer's research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of obesity. He currently serves as principal investigator on two NIH-funded grants investigating the psychological aspects of bariatric surgery. He currently collaborates with Dr. Kathryn Schmitz on her Transdisciplinary Center in Energetics and Cancer project.
Clinically, Dr. Sarwer is the director of the Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program and is actively involved in the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts behavioral/psychological evaluations of patients prior to surgery. He also treats individuals with eating or other psychological concerns after bariatric surgery.