Lisa West-Smith, PhD, LISW-S

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Behavioral Health-UC Health Weight Loss Center

Specialties

Weight Loss Surgery, Medical Weight Loss,

Department

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

UC Health Affiliations

Weight Loss Center, WLC Behavioral Health Providers

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 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. 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Sogg, Stephanie; Lauretti, Jennifer; West-Smith, Lisa 2016. Recommendations for the presurgical psychosocial evaluation of bariatric surgery patients. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 12 4, 731-749

Guerdjikova, Anna I; West-Smith, Lisa; McElroy, Susan L; Sonnanstine, Thomas; Stanford, Kevin; Keck, Paul E 2007. Emotional eating and emotional eating alternatives in subjects undergoing bariatric surgery. Obesity surgery, 17 8, 1091-6

Davis, Pamela; West-Smith, Lisa; Baldwin, Laura L; Flanders, Karen M; Davis, Melissa M; Gergen, Lisa Rae; Kilgore, Paula R; McKenzie, Terry L; Proulx, Debra A . Gastric band adjustment credentialing guidelines for physician extenders. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 8 6, e69-71

Sarwer, David B; Dilks, Rebecca J; West-Smith, Lisa . Dietary intake and eating behavior after bariatric surgery: threats to weight loss maintenance and strategies for success. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 7 5, 644-51

West-Smith, Lisa; Sogg, Stephanie . Creating a credential for bariatric behavioral health professionals: potential benefits, pitfalls, and provider opinion. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 6 6, 695-701

West Chester

UC Health Physicians Office North (West Chester)
7690 Discovery Drive
Suite 1700
West Chester, Ohio 45069
(513) 939-2263
(513) 874-4579

Medical School

Union Institute & University - Cincinnati, OH (PhD)

Graduate

University of Kentucky - Lexington , KY (MSW/Clinical Social Work)