Faculty Profile

Sheethal Reddy, PhD

Sheethal D. Reddy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Strong4Life

Telephone: 404.785.2752

Email: sheethal.reddy@choa.org

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015


Dr. Reddy received her PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University, completed a pre-doctoral internship in behavioral health at Duke University Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychology at Emory University. Her specialties include obesity and behavioral health interventions pre- and post-bariatric surgery. She has been a psychologist at the Strong4Life Clinic of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) since 2011. Strong4Life offers surgical and non-surgical weight management interventions for children and their families. She works closely with pediatric surgeon Mark Wulkan, MD, and bariatrician Stephanie Walsh, MD, and the team at Strong4Life to optimize patient success in the program.


  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding


  • BS in Psychology, University of Florida, 2002

  • MA in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University, 2005

  • Predoctoral Internship, Obesity & Behavioral Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2008-2009

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University, 2009

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012

Current Organizational Membership

  • American Psychological Association, Div 54, Society of Pediatric Psychology

  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • The Obesity Society

  • Georgia Psychological Association

Professional Interests

  • Obesity

  • Behavioral medicine

  • Eating disorders

  • Adolescent mental health