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Howard R. Weeks, M.D.

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Clinical Details

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(801) 587-3423 University Neuropsychiatric Institute
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Weeks graduated from the "Triple Board" Program here at the University of Utah. He is trained in child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry and pediatrics. He is the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for University of Utah Health Sciences.

Since joining the University faculty in 2002, he has been active in many of the clinical services at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has been the Medical Director of Youth Services and the Division Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the Assistant Medical Director of ECT/TMS Services and the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Program. In addition to clinical work he is involved in the administrative functions of the University of Utah Medical Group. He is the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer and is focused on improvement in clinical documentation. He also consults with Alpine Academy in the care for adolescent patients in residential care. He is active in the community and served as the President of the Utah Psychiatric Association. He has been honored with the designation of “Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association” by his colleagues.

Dr. Weeks’ areas of expertise are in treatment resistant mood disorders, inpatient child psychiatry, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and care of patients in Residential Treatment Care (RTC) facilities. He is very involved in process improvement and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Psychiatry - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Child Psychiatry
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Child/Adol)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Neurocognitive Effects of ECT
  • Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Medical Diagnosis and Prognosis Using Biomarkers

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Psychiatry - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Child Psychiatry
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Child/Adol)

Academic Bio

Dr. Weeks’s research interest is in treatment resistant mood disorders. He has published multiple abstracts and posters on aspects of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) at national conferences. He often gives lectures on ECT & Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as well as pharmacologic approaches in treating mood disorders. He is active in clinical trials with TMS.

He is the Principal Investigator for several current research studies on the use of Isoflurane anesthesia to treat depression, development of blood biomarkers to identify depression and the evaluation of the neuro-cognitive side effects of ECT treatment.

Dr. Weeks is very active in the teaching of medical residents, medical students, nursing, psychology and line staff at the university. He has been a mentor to numerous senior residents and doctorial students. He has presented at regional and national conferences on a variety of aspects of mental health.

A current area of interest is the improvement of the delivery of healthcare. This involves improvements in clinical charting, billing and streamlining the patient experience.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
Physician Executive Course
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Triple Board
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Triple Board
Resident
Professional Medical Duke University
M.D.
Research Fellow Centers for Disease Control
Research Fellow
Undergraduate North Carolina State
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
Internship Centers for Disease Control
Research Intern

Publications

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