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Dr. Nussbaum
Abraham Nussbaum, MD, MTS

 

Abraham Nussbaum, MD, MTS

Associate Professor


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Psychiatry Residency, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005 - 2009

Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2006 - 2009

Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008 - 2009

Chief Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2009 - 2016

Faculty Scholar, Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2012 - present

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2016 - present


Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Teaching Scholars Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2010 - 2011

Faculty Scholars Program, Program in Medicine and Religion, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012 - 2014


Selected Honors:

Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors, Religion and English Literature, Swarthmore College, 1997

Rita Bernstein Weisler Resident Research Award, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2007

Whitehead Award for Resident Teaching, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2008

Jim Shore Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to 1st and 2nd Year Psychiatry Resident Education, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2001

Memberships:

- Colorado Psychiatric Society (Member, 2009 - present)
- American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (Member, 2012 - present)
- Legislative Committee, Colorado Psychiatric Association (Member, 2014 - present)
- Steering Committee Member, Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership, American Psychiatric Association (2014 - present)


TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Actively involved in teaching undergraduate students, medical students, psychiatry residents, and psychosomatic fellows.  Serves as a clinical preceptor, small group leader, lecturer, clinical supervisor, site director, chief resident supervisor, and attending.


CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

Director, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO


SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Nussbaum AM: Open up a few bodies: reflections on dissection. Fax: The UNC Medical Research Journal, 2004

Nussbaum AM: Profession and Faith: the National Guild of Catholic Psychiatrists. The Catholic Historical Review, 93(4): 845-865, 2007

Nussbaum AM, Stroup TS: Paliperidone for schizophrenia. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 16(2): CD006369, 2008 PMID: 18425951

Nussbaum AM, Stroup TS: Paliperidone for treatment of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34(3):419-422, 2008 PMID: 18375569

Nussbaum AM, Stroup TS: Oral paliperidone for schizophrenia. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4: CD006369, 2008 PMID: 18425951

Nussbaum AM, Thurstone C: Mile High macaroons: the medicalization of marijuana in Colorado. Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice 5(2), 2011

Nussbaum AM, Thurstone C, Binswanger IA: Medical marijuana use and suicide attempt in a patient with major depressive disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry 168(8): 778-781, 2011 PMID: 21813494

Stroup TS, McEvoy JP, Ring K, Hamer R, LaVange L, Swartz MS, Rosenheck RA, Perkins DO, Nussbaum AM, Lieberman JA: Comparison of Antipsychotics for Metabolic Problems (CAMP): a randomized trial examining the effectiveness of switching from olanzapine, quetiapine, or risperidone to aripiprazole to reduce metabolic risk. The American Journal of Psychiatry 168(9):947-956, 2011 PMID: 21768610

Nussbaum AM: Changing the name of dementia during residency training: from medication management to CBT to psychodynamic psychotherapy. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 75(3): 224-235, 2011 PMID: 21958319

Nussbaum AM, Boyer JA, Kondrad EC: “But my doctor recommended pot”: medical marijuana and the patient-physician relationship. Journal of General Internal Medicine 26(11): 1364-1367, 2011 PMID: 21863349

Nussbaum AM, Stroup TS: Paliperidone palmitate for schizophrenia. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6: CD008296, 2012 PMID: 22696377

Nussbaum AM, Stroup TS: Paliperidone palmitate for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 38(6): 1124-1127, 2012 PMID: 2296147

Nussbaum AM: The Mennonite mental health movement: discipleship, nonresistance, and the communal care of people with mental illness in late twentieth-century America. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 200(12): 1088-1095, 2012 PMID: 23183369

Borgelt LM, Franson KL, Nussbaum AM, Wang GS: The pharmacologic and clinical effects of medical cannabis. Pharmacotherapy 33(2): 195-209, 2013 PMID: 23386598

Nussbaum AM, Stroup TS: Drug information update: paliperidone palmitate for schizophrenia. The Psychiatrist 37:164-166, 2013 doi:10.1192/pb.bp.113.042739

Nussbaum AM: Interpreters or teachers? JAMA 310(3): 165-6, 2013 PMID: 23860983

Rylander M, Valdez C, Nussbaum AM: Does the legalization of medical marijuana increase completed suicide?: statistical analyses of Colorado’s medical marijuana registry, 2004-2010 American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 40(4): 269-72, 2014 PMID: 24949839

Nussbaum AM: “The only thing to face is death”: DeLillo’s White Noise and Tolstoy’s ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich’. Academic Medicine 89(9): 1229, 2014 PMID: 25160835

Nussbaum AM: When the Doctor is a Gardener: Victoria Sweet, Hildegard of Bingen, and the Genres of Physician Writers. Literature and Medicine 32(2): 325-47, 2014 PMID: 25693315

Nussbaum AM, Thurstone C, McGarry L, Walker B, Sabel AL: Use and diversion of medical marijuana among adults admitted to inpatient psychiatry. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 2015 41(2): 166-72, 2015 PMID: 25375878

Nussbaum AM: “I am the author and must take full responsibility: Abraham Verghese, the physicians as the storytellers of the body, and the renewal of medicine. Journal of Medical Humanities 2014 DOI: 10.1007/s10912-014-9312-6 PMID: 25301696