J. Rebecca Weis, MD, is the director of Adolescent Inpatient Services at Bellevue Hospital Center and clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Weis is involved in teaching and supervising adult and child psychiatry residents, medical students, and psychology trainees over the past several years. She provides clinical care on the inpatient service for over 200 adolescents admitted yearly, thus developing expertise in adolescent development and treatment.
Dr. Weis has a special interest in early childhood mental health and is working with other clinicians and researchers at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center to enhance delivery of early childhood services. She is committed to collaborative work with researchers and administrators to ensure that patients are receiving the most effective treatments including in the public sector and has been involved in bringing specific treatment protocols to the inpatient service and analyzing effects through research.
Dr. Weis received her bachelor's degree in piano performance from the California State University, Sacramento and earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at NYU School of Medicine and completed her training in child psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital based at Columbia and Cornell medical centers. She has also completed a Public Psychiatry Fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center and pursued supplemental training through the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is currently participating in the Parent Infant Psychotherapy training program through the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
Dr. Weis is a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She has collaboratively published articles in scholarly journals based on her work on the inpatient unit related to complex psychopharmacologic interventions and improved identification and treatment for symptoms related to trauma. She leads the Systems of Care course for the child psychiatry training program each year.