Robert I. Berkowitz, MD

Robert I. Berkowitz, MD is a psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Research Program and, an academic investigator in childhood obesity research.

Areas of Expertise: Adolescent obesity, Behavioral medicine, Eating disorders, Group psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT


    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CTYale University Child Study Center, New Haven CT


    Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

    Board Certification

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Titles and Academic Titles


    Director, Weight and Eating Disorders Research Program

    Academic Investigator, Healthy Weight Program

    Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Zhao J, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Annaiah K, Wang K, Kim CE, Glessner JT, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Doran J, Thomas KA, Garris M, Hou C, Chiavacci RM, Li M, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF. Examination of all type 2 diabetes GWAS loci reveals HHEX-IDE as a locus influencing pediatric BMI. Diabetes. 2010 Mar;59(3):751-5. Epub 2009 Nov 23. Read abstract

    Zhao J, Li M, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Mentch FD, Wang K, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Glessner JT, Hou C, Keating BJ, Thomas KA, Garris ML, Deliard S, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF. The role of height-associated loci identified in genome wide association studies in the determination of pediatric stature. BMC Med Genet. 2010 Jun 14;11:96. Read abstract

    Zhao J, Bradfield JP, Li M, Wang K, Zhang H, Kim CE, Annaiah K, Glessner JT, Thomas K, Garris M, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Shaner JL, Smith RM, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF. The role of obesity-associated loci identified in genome-wide association studies in the determination of pediatric BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Dec;17(12):2254-7. Epub 2009 May 28. Read abstract