Doreen A. Samelson, Ed.D., MSCP, is a medical psychologist specializing in weight loss surgery and the treatment of eating disorders. She is committed to helping people with weight or food-related problems experience improved health and quality of life. An experienced public speaker, she regularly lectures on weight and food-related topics, and is author of Feeding the Starving Mind. She lives in northern California.
Foreword writer Arnold D. Salzberg, MD, is a member of the surgical faculty at the University of California, San Francisco. He specializes in laparoscopic high risk weight loss surgery, liver surgery, and surgery on those with end stage renal disease and transplants. He has researched surgical advanced technology at Stanford University and high-risk bariatric surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.