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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Michael Weissberg, MD Professor and Executive Vice Chair

     Michael Weissberg, MD

 

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Michael Weissberg, MD

Professor and Executive Vice Chair


 

Positions and Honors

2006-present  Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry

2003- 2006        Vice Chairman for Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1992- present    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1999-present     Co-Director, University Insomnia and Sleep Disorders Clinic Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1992-present     Director, Medical Student Education (Human Behavior Course, Psychiatry Clerkship, and Electives), University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

1997-2003    Associate Director of Fellowship Program in Sleep Disorders, National Jewish Medical and Research Center

1995-2003   Coordinator, Clinical Education Committee, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1990-94      Director, Psychiatric Emergency Service, Denver Veterans’ Administration Medical Center

1978-93   Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1974-93  Director, Colorado Psychiatric Hospital Emergency Psychiatric Service and Observation Unit

1989-92   Medical Director, Employees’ Counseling Service, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1990-91    Teacher, Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis

1978-86   Director of Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1982-84    Assistant Dean, Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1980-83   Vice Chairman, Medical Board, University Hospitals, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1972-7  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1972-74   Associate Director,  Emergency Psychiatric Service, Colorado Psychiatric Hospital

Honors – Academic 

Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2003 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2003

Herbert S. Gaskill Award for Best Psychoanalytic Essay: The Boy Who Knew Too Much, awarded by the Denver Psychoanalytic Society, 1990

Honors in History and German, New York University, 1964

Honors - Teaching

Chancellors Teaching Recognition Award, 2008

Kaiser Permanente Outstanding Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year, 2007

Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Medical Student Council, University of Colorado School of Medicine, May 1998

Outstanding Basic Science Teacher of the Year Award, Medical Student Council, University of Colorado School of Medicine, May 1996

Bridge to the Future Award for Innovation in Education, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, May 1995

Fifth Annual Roeske Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association, 1995

Faculty Marshall, selected by Graduating Class of 1995, University of Colorado School of Medicine, May 1995

Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Medical Student Council, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1994

Eighth Annual Eleanor Steele Award for Inspirational Teaching and Supervision, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Resident Class of 1989

Gordon H. Deckert Lectureship Award, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1988

Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Resident Class of 1987

Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Resident Class of 1985

Third Annual Eleanor Steele Award for Inspirational Teaching and Supervision, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Resident Class of 1984

Honors – Publications

The Roy M. Dorcus Award, The Best Clinical Paper Published During 1993: MPD & Iatrogenesis: The Cautionary Tale of Anna O.  The Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, October 1994

First Place, Best Instructional Reporting, Newsletter Association, 1989, Sensitive Emergency Management of Rape Victims, Emergency Medicine Reports, July 1988 (with Barbara Dwyer)

First Place, Best Instructional Reporting, Newsletter Association, 1988, Safe Strategies for Recognizing and Managing Violent Patients, Emergency Medicine Reports, October 1987 (with Barbara Dwyer)

First Place, Best Instructional Reporting, Newsletter Association, 1987, Recognizing Anxiety Disorders and Facilitating Early, Specific Care, Emergency Medicine Reports, September 1986 (with Barbara Dwyer)

First Place, Best Instructional Reporting, Newsletter Association, 1986, The Suicide Crisis, Emergency Medicine Reports, July 1985 (with Barbara Dwyer)

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Director, Medical Student Education

1. Pre-clinical psychiatry sequence

2. Clerkship

3. Electives

4. Psychiatry interest group

 

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

Medical Director The Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center, Boulder Community Hospital

Outpatient psychiatric practice, Anschutz Medical Campus

 

SELECTED EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Weissberg M, Dubovsky S: Assessment of Psychiatric Emergencies in Medical Practice.  Prim Care, 4 (4) 651-60, December 1977

Zimet C, Weissberg M: The Emergency Service: A Setting for Internship Training.  Psychother:  Theory Res Pract,

16 (3) 334-36, 1979

Weissberg M: Emergency Room Medical Clearance: An Educational Problem.  Am J Psychiatry, 136 (6) 787-90, June 1979

Weissberg M, Fryer GE, Krugman RD: Educational Parity in University and Rural Training Sites.  J Med Edu, 60 (1) 68, January 1985

Weissberg M: Weaknesses in Emergency Psychiatric Education: A Solution.  J Psychiatric Education, 12 (2) 134-37, Summer 1989

Richardson R, Lowenstein S, Weissberg M: Coping with the Suicidal Elderly: A Physician’s Guide.  Geriatrics, 449, September 1989

Weissberg M: The Meagerness of Physicians’ Training in Emergency Psychiatric Intervention.  Acad Med, 65 (12)

747-50, December 1990

Weissberg M: Emergency Psychiatry: A Critical Educational Omission.  Ann Intern Med, 114 (3), February 1991

Weissberg M, Kick S, McCort EB, Barley G: Educational Collaboration with Other Specialties, in Kay J, Silberman E, Pessar L, Handbook of Psychiatric Education and Faculty Development.  American Psychiatric Association Press, Washington DC. 1999, Chapter 16, pp. 335-349

Weissberg, MP, O’Brien-Gonzales, A, Barley, G: Medical Students' Ability to Self-Reflect Over Time. Poster ADMSEP Meeting, Santa Fe, NM June, 2000

Buzan R, Weissberg M: Suicide: Risk Factors and Prevention in Medical Practice. Ann Rev Med, 43:37-46, April 1992

Weissberg M: Multiple Personality Disorder and Iatrogenesis: The Cautionary Tale of Anna O.  Int J Clin Expol XLI, No 1, 15-34, January 1993

Weissberg M : Less is More; the case for “basic” psychiatry and the medical student log. Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol. 67, (2) Summer, 1996mme

Weissberg M, Sakai J, Mioyshi T, Fryer E. Medical Student Risk-taking Attitudes and Behaviors and Self-perceived Influence on Medical Practice. Medical Education 2006; 40:722-729r 1996 00-013959 1996 Human Sciences Press, Inc

Books   Reite M, Weissberg M, Ruddy J: Clinical Manual for the Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (2009)

Weissberg MP: The First Sin of Ross Michael Carlson.  New York, Delacorte Press, 1992 (Paper Dell 1993)

Dubovsky SL, Weissberg MP: Clinical Psychiatry in Primary Care.  Baltimore, Williams/Wilkins, 3rd Ed, 1986

Weissberg MP: Dangerous Secrets: Maladaptive Responses to Stress.  New York, W.W. Norton, 1983