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Philiipe Weintraub, MD

      Philippe Weintraub, MD


Bldg. 500, Level 2, Rm. N2227J

Phone:  303-724-4952

Email:  Dr. Weintraub





Philippe Weintraub, MD

Associate Professor



Positions and Employment:

Residency in General Psychiatry, University of Colorado, 1984

Fellowship in Child Psychiatry, University of Colorado, 1988 

Career Resident, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, CO State Hospital (CSH), Pueblo, CO, 1984-1985            

Staff psychiatrist, Division of Child Psychiatry, CSH, Pueblo CO, 1985-1986                  

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), Denver, CO, 1988-1998            

Director, Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatric Service, UCHSC, Denver, CO, 1989-1993                               

Head, Section on Adolescence, UCHSC, Denver, CO, 1989-1993                              

Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic, UCHSC, Denver CO, 1990-1997                              

Director, Medical Student Education in Child Psychiatry, UCHSC, Denver CO, 1992-1997                              

Associate Director of Training in Child Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry, UCHSC, Denver CO, 1993-1997            

Administrative Director, Young Sexual Offenders Treatment Program, The C Henry Kempe Center for Child Abuse and Neglect (Kempe  Center), UCHSC, Denver CO, 1994-2001            

Interim Director of Kempe Center Therapeutic Preschool, UCHSC, Denver, CO, 1995                                       

Psychiatric Consultant, Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, CO, 1996-1998            

Inpatient and Outpatient Attending, The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO, 1997-1998                              

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCHSC, Denver, CO, 1998-Present 

Secondary Appointment in Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2004-Present       


Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Chief Fellow in Child Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry, UCHSC, Denver, CO, 1987-1988                  

Recipient of NIMH/Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Mentorship 1992               

President, Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, 1993-1994 

American Psychiatric Association, 1982-Present             

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1986-Present             

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2008-Present       



Ebaugh Scholar- Junior faculty member with most promise as researcher, UCHSC Dept of Psychiatry, 1991  

Ebaugh Scholar - First person to receive award twice, 1992                           

Dorothy M. Bernstein Award for best paper in child psychiatry by junior researcher, UCHSC, Denver, CO.  Paper entitled   “Atypical Depression in Mood and Non-Mood Disordered Adolescents,”1994    

Election as fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1997                           

Election as Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 1998 

Elevation to Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2003                           

Selected for inclusion in 2004-2005 of “Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists”, created by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2004               

Selected for acceptance in the 2005-2006 edition of the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004

Denver Health Medical Center: Recipient of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) “BHS Superstar” for “Outstanding Service”, 2007 


Teaching Activities:

Attending, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic, University Pavilion, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2001-Present       

Attending, Consultation-Liaison Service, Denver Health, Denver, CO, 2004-Present              


Clinical Activities:

Psychiatrist, Synergy Adolescent Day Treatment Program, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, UCHSC, Denver, CO, 2002-Present    

Psychiatrist, Weekend Call, CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation), 2006-Present       



Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

1.    Weintraub W, Plaut SM, Weintraub P: The role of medical school electives in the choice of child psychiatry as a subspecialty.  Academic Psychiatry, 1991, 15:132-136.

2.    Weintraub P: Atypical depression in mood and non-mood disordered adolescents (Abstract). Annual meeting of Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1993.

3.    Weintraub P, Wamboldt MZ: Pediatric asthma and comorbid psychopathology: Is it due to nature and nurture? Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 1995, 8:222-226.

4.    Wamboldt MZ, Weintraub P, Krafchick D, Berce N, Wamboldt FS: Links between past parental trauma and the medical and  psychological outcome of asthmatic children: A theoretical model. Family Systems Medicine, 1995, 13:129-149.

5.    Weintraub P, Wamboldt MZ: Expressed emotion in child psychiatry: Risk factor for psychopathology and treatment resistance?  Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 1996, 9:241-246.

6.    Wamboldt MZ, Weintraub P, Krafchick D, Wamboldt FS: Psychiatric family history in adolescents with severe asthma. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 1996, 35:1042-1049.

7.    Weintraub P, Dubovsky SL: Pharmacologic treatment of adolescent depression. Resident and Staff Physician. 1997, 43:54-56.

8.    Weintraub P, Rojas D: Significance of expressed emotion in drug trial of adolescent depression (Abstract).  New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, 1999.

9.    Weintraub P, Dubovsky, SL, Clopton JK, Hebert FB (Abstract): Rates of adolescent seclusion and restraint: comparison of all-adolescent and mixed adolescent-adult inpatient units. In: Abstracts: Child Section of the 40th Annual National Institutes of Mental Health New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) Meeting, Boca Raton Florida, May 30-June 2, 2000. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2001, 10:236-237.

10.  Weintraub P, Hall HL, Pynoos RS: Columbine High School Shootings. Community Response. In: School  Violence. Assessment, Management, Prevention. Shafii M, Shafii, SL, eds. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.,  2001, pp 129-161.

11.  Weintraub P, Friedman J: Middle-school onset depression and poor school performance: A complication of previously undiagnosed attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, inattentive subtype? (Abstract).  New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, 2002.

12.  *Hoffenberg A, *Weintraub P, *Dellavalle R, Sauaia A, Lezotte D, Calonge N (Abstract): Effect of altitude on low birth weight risk among Colorado twins. Pediatric Research 2002, 51(4), Suppl part 2, p. 407 [* joint first authors].

13.  Rewers A, Klingensmith G, Bothner J, Roback M, Weintraub P, Chase P (Abstract): Acute complications in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and co-morbid psychiatric disorders.  Diabetes 2002, 51(6), Suppl 2: p. A612.

14.  Lohman M, Riggs P, Mikulich S, Hall BA, Weintraub P (Abstract): Impact of ADHD on treatment compliance in depressed, substance-dependent adolescents.  Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Miami Florida, 2003.

15. *Dunn AL, *Weintraub P: Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Adolescent Depression: A Promising but Little Researched Intervention. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2008, 2:507-508 [* joint first authors].

16. Jewell JJ, Weintraub P, Dubbert PM, Dunn AL: The Feasibility Of Physical Activity Counseling Within a Mental Health Care Setting.  (Abstract); Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Annual Meeting Supplement, 2009.

17. McCollister D, Beutz M, McLaughlin VV, Rumsfeld J, Massoudi P, Tripputi M, Kittelson J, Yeager T, Weintraub P, Badesch DB: Depressive Symptoms in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Prevalence and  Impact on Functional Status.  2009 Annual Meeeting of American Thoracic Society. 

18. Dunn TM, Collins V, House RM, Weintraub P: Maggot infestation following male genital self- mutilation: A case report. Mental Health and Substance Abuse, in press.

19. Weintraub P, Dunn TM, Yager J, Taintor Z: Internet Addiction.  In Press.  In:Lowinson & Ruiz’s Substance Abuse, Fifth Edition.  Ruiz P, Strain E, eds.


Grants and Contracts:

Ongoing Research Support

NIMH R34MH082153-001, Weintraub (Multiple PI), 2008-2010

Adapting Exercise Treatment for Depression to Adolescents: A Pilot Study


Completed Research Support (since 2000)

NIH, NHLBI R01 HL61753 (Rewers), 9/1/04-8/31/08 

Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes

To study coronary artery calcification and associated risk factors in 800 IDDM patients and 600 appropriated controls cross-sectionally and over a 3 year follow-up period.

Role: Investigator.


NIH, NIMH K08 (1KO8MH01572-05), 8/1/98-7/31/04 

Family Influences on Drug Response in Youth Depression.

This was a mentored clinical scientist development award designed to train the PI to become an independent investigator in combined drug and psychosocial treatments of adolescent depression.  The primary aim of the grant project is to examine the impact of family stress on drug response in adolescent depression. 

Role: Principal Investigator.     


NIH, NIDA R01 (5R01DA013176-05), 7/1/05-6/30/06 

Substance Dependent Teens- Impact of Treating Depression.

Role: Co-Investigator             


NIH R01 (R01MH068126), 9/30/02-8/31/06 

Exploring Diabetes and Depression in Youth.

Role: Consultant.   


CSAT, SAMHSA TI14373, 6/1/03-6/30/07 

Contingency Based Treatment and Housing for Young Adults.

Role: Treating psychiatrist for dually diagnosed homeless young adults


NIH, NIMH K08 (1KO8MH01572-04), 8/01/98-7/31/03 

Effect of Altitude on Low Birth Weight (LBW) in Colorado twins.

The above grant partially funded this project, which was part of a research methods course and examined the impact of high altitude in Colorado twins from 1989-1998.

Role: Co-Investigator