Patrick M. O’Neil is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he is Director of the Weight Management Center. He received his B.S. in Economics from Louisiana State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. O’Neil has been professionally involved in obesity since 1977. Dr. O’Neil is a longstanding active member of The Obesity Society, having served as Councilor, Vice-President and President.