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Philiipe Weintraub, MD       Philippe Weintraub, MD


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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

Associate Director, Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine, UCSOM, 2009-present

Attending and Interim Director, Adolescent and Child Inpatient Mental Health Services, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, 2015-2016       


Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

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       



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

Ebaugh Scholar - First person to receive award twice, 1992 

Recipient of NIMH/Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Mentorship, 1992 (Mentor: Barbara Geller, MD)                        

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 

Psychiatry Residency Faculty Award for Outstanding Service and Education, 2012

Selection as Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2014

Star Award for excellence as clinician, educator of trainees and staff, and for ability to collaborate effectively with other health professionals as a specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, 2015

Selection as Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2016

Star Award for excellence as clinician, administrator, and leader while serving as attending on the Inpatient Adolescent and Child Mental Health Services, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, 2016


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  [Supervision of general psychiatry residents, psychosomatic medicine fellows, medical students, psychology residents, and physician assistants.]

Director, Resident Course in Psychosomatic Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, UC-Anschutz Medical Campus, 2015-present

Denver Health Medical Center: Supervisor and Director of Clinical Rotations and Didactics, Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine, 2014-present           


Clinical Activities:

Attending, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus, 2001-present   

Attending, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Service, Denver Health Medical Center, 2004-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 Psychopharmacology. 2001, 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.

Grants and Contracts:

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