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Robin F. Apple, Ph.D. is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She has completed over 500 pre-operative evaluations of patients seeking weight loss surgery, has co-led a weight loss surgery support group, and has provided short- and long-term individual therapy for those preparing for and adjusting to their surgery.

James Lock, MD, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Stanford"s Lucile Packard Children"s Hospital. He is the co-author of Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach and the author of Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder.

Rebecka Peebles, MD, is an Instructor in Adolescent Medicine at the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Peebles is a member of the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Board, and works in the Eating Disorders Clinic and the Pediatric Weight Clinic at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She has written on eating disorders and obesity, and frequently lectures on these topics and adolescent health in the community

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