Vincent Pera Jr., MD

Medical and Program Director, Center for Weight and Wellness

Vincent Pera, MD, is the director of the Center for Weight and Wellness. He helped establish the center more than 30 years ago, then called The Miriam Hospital Weight Management Program. He is a board-certified specialist in bariatric medicine and in his clinical career has treated more than 12,000 patients suffering from obesity and obesity-related medical conditions.

In addition to his clinical work in weight management, Dr. Pera has been involved in numerous research publications and has authored and co-authored research publications and textbook chapters. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine, and an assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has presented on the topic of obesity at regional and national obesity seminars and conferences.



Lifespan Physician Group, Center for Weight and Wellness
146 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904
United States


  • Medical School:  St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Residency:  The Miriam Hospital
  • Fellowship:  Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Providence