Lisa West-Smith, PhD, LISW-S is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience and Department of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She also serves as Director of Behavioral Health Services at the UC Health Weight Loss Center. In the past decade, Dr. West-Smith has conducted over three thousand psychosocial assessments for individuals pursuing surgical treatment for chronic morbid obesity and also has provided behavioral health services for post-surgical and medical weight loss patients. She serves as a reviewer for Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases and Obesity Surgery, and provides guidance for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee. Selected publications include:
West-Smith L, Sogg S, Lauretti J. New Recommendations for the Presurgical Psychosocial Evaluation of Bariatric Surgery Patients. Connect: ASMBS, May 2016.
West-Smith L, Sogg S. Creating a Credential for Bariatric Behavioral Health Professionals: Potential Benefits, Pitfalls, and Provider Opinion. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2010;6:695-701.
Sarwer DB, Dilks RJ, West-Smith. Dietary Intake and Eating Behavior After Bariatric Surgery: Threats to Weight Loss Maintenance and Strategies for Success. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2011;7:644-651.
Davis P, West-Smith L,Baldwin L, et al. Gastric Band Adjustment Credentialing Guidelines for Physician Extenders. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2012;8:e69-e71.