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Philippe Weintraub, MD

Associate Professor


Contact Info:

Bldg. 500, Level 2
Email:  Dr. Weintraub

Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Weintraub's interests include medical education, consultation liaison psychiatry, global mental health, and treatment of adolescent depression.
Curriculum Vitae
Secondary Appointment: Pediatrics

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

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   

Harvard College  AB  1976  Cum Laude

University of Virginia School of Medicine  MD  1980

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

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   

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications (since 2000):

1.    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 Psychopharmacology2001, 10:236-237.

2.  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.

3.  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.

4.  *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].

5.  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.

6.  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.

7*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].

8. 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.

9. 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. 

10. Dunn TM, Collins V, House RM, Weintraub P: Maggot infestation following male genital self-mutilation: A case report. Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 2009, 3(2): 235-238.

11. McCollister DH, Beutz M, McLaughlin V, Rumsfeld J, Masoudi FA, Tripputi M, Yaeger T, Weintraub P, Badesch DB: Depressive symptoms in pulmonary arterial hypertension: prevalence and association with functional status. Psychosomatics. 2010 Jul-Aug, 51(4):339-339.e8. doi: 10.1176/appi.psy.51.4.339.

12. McCollister D, Weintraub P: Depression and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Should We Be Screening for Depressive Symptoms? Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension. 2010, (8)4): 223-227.

13. Weintraub P, Dunn TM, Yager J, Taintor Z: Internet Addiction.  In: Lowinson & Ruiz’s Substance Abuse, Fifth Edition.  Ruiz P, Strain E, eds. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011, pp 407-418.

14. McCollister D, Weintraub P, Badesch DB: Depression: Beyond Description as an Important Comorbidity in Pulmonary Hypertension–The next steps. Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, 2012, 10(4): 227-232.

15. McKelvie J, Pierce C, Dunn T, Weintraub P, House R: Lost in the Present: Anterograde Amnesia and Medical Decision Making Capacity," Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 2014, 3(1): 54-59. doi: 10.4236/ojmp.2014.31007.

16. Weintraub P, Dunn TM, Yager J: Relationship of Behavioral Addictions to Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders.  In: Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives. Brewerton T, Dennis AB, eds. Springer, 2014, pp 405-428.

17. Moroze RM, Dunn TM, Holland JC, Yager J, Weintraub P: Microthinking about micronutrients: A case of transition from obsessions about healthy eating to near-fatal "orthorexia nervosa” and proposed diagnostic criteria. Psychosomatics, 2015, 56(4) :  397-403. doi:10.1016/ j.psym.2014.03.003.

18. Dunn TM, Daidone S, Weintraub P, House RM: Implementing an instrument to help in the assessment of medical decision-making capacity: Impact on rates of consultation and involuntary commitment at a safety net hospital.  Colorado Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology, 2017, 2(2): 53-60. 

Completed Research Support (since 2000)

NIMH R34MH082153-001, Weintraub (Multiple PI), 2008-2010
Adapting Exercise Treatment for Depression to Adolescents: A Pilot Study

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