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Peter Weiden, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Peter J. Weiden, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. He is also the Chief Medical Officer at Uptown Research, a clinical trials program specializing in new therapies for severe mental illness.

Known for his work on patient and family education addressing the treatment of psychosis, much of Dr. Weiden’s career has focused on improving clinical outcomes for patients with schizophrenia. His research has focused on bridging psychopharmacology and public health issues in the treatment of schizophrenia, and he has a particular interest in pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions to help patients and clinicians address medication adherence barriers

Dr. Weiden earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and his Doctorate of Medicine from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his psychiatric residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic–New York Hospital and a psychiatric epidemiology fellowship at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in New York City.