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Lisa West-Smith, PhD,LISW-S

Adjunct Associate Professor


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Lisa West-Smith, PhD,LISW-S

Lisa West-Smith, PhD, LISW-S is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and 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 five 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 has been active in the leadership of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), including service on the Integrated Health Executive Council and Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee.

Dr. West-Smith is co-author of the ASMBS Recommendations for the Pre-surgical Psychosocial Evaluation of Bariatric Surgery Patients, recently published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

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At UC Health, our providers are authors of healthcare’s greatest breakthroughs, and we’re always showing the world how science can win. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with teaching and leading-edge medical research—a combination that provides specialty and subspecialty care unavailable elsewhere in our community. Through scientific publications, we communicate our discoveries and advances in medicine every day.

Department

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

Education

PhD

Union Institute & University

1997

MSW

University of Kentucky

1994

BA

Northern Kentucky University

1989

Specialties

Psychotherapy