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Robert Weinrieb, MD

Robert Weinrieb, MD Physician

Chief Psychiatric Consultant, Liver Transplant Program Director, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychiatric Emergency and Evaluation Center (PEEC) Program Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Weinrieb is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Robert Weinrieb

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psych & Neurology/Psychosomatic (AMA)
  • Psychiatry, 1993

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • CVS Health
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine

Education and Training

Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: Saint Vincent's Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, National Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, National Mentorship Program, Local American Association for Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addiction, National American Psychiatric Association , National American Society of Addiction Medicine, National Clinical, Epidemiological and Applied Sciences Review Branch of the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, National Government Accounting Office (GAO) regarding funding for the Treatment of HCV infection in U.S. Veterans. , National Invited Participant in a consensus conference sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Department of Bioethics entitled Living Donation: A Focus on Public Concerns., National National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine: Committee to Identify Strategies to Raise the Profile of Substance Abuse Research, National National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health Grants Review Committee for Health Disparities in Minorities, National National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health , National National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health Medications Development Division Data Safety Monitoring Board , National NIAAA Grant Number: 1 R01 AA13167-01. Costs and Benefits Of Alcohol Services & Interventions, University of Miami, Miami Florida, National NIH (NIDDK) Consensus Development Conference Committee on the 2002 Guidelines for the Management of Hepatitis C Infection in Vulnerable Populations (Brian Edlin, M.D.-spokesman). , National Ontario Mental Health Foundation Research Project Funding, International Pennsylvania College of Physicians, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Psychiatric Assessments Director for 9 site, NIH Cooperative Program Project to study the effects of living liver transplant donation on quality of life. , National Research Society on Alcoholism, National VAMC Competitive Pilot Project Fund submissions, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Weinrieb is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Shmuts R, Weinrieb R, Patel, K: Forensic Issues in Hospital Based Psychiatric Settings The Evolution of Forensic Psychiatry: History, Current Developments, Future Directions : 143-155,2015.

Weinrieb R. Abbassi O: Psychiatric Examination of Liver Transplant Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders Alcoholic Abuse and Liver Disease : 99-109,2015.

Shmuts R, Abbasi O, Weinrieb R: Head Cases: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Implications for Psychosomatic Medicine and Patient Care Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL : 2014.

Sarwer D, Ritter S, D’Almeida T, Weinrieb R: Preoperative Mental Health Evaluations Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings: Evidence Based Assessment and Intervention : 2014.

Freeman J, Emond J, Gillespie BW, Appelbaum PS, Weinrieb R, Hill-Callahan P, Gordon EJ, Terrault N, Trotter J, Ashworth A, Dew MA , Pruett T and the A2ALL Study Group: Computerized Assessment of Competence-Related Abilities in Living Liver Donors: The Adult to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study (A2ALL). Clinical Transplantation 27 : 633-645,2013.

Zickmund SL, Campbell SA, Tirado CF, Zook CL, Weinrieb RM: Perceived Barriers to Hepatitis C Therapy for Patients Receiving Opioid Agonist Treatment J Addict Med 6 (3): 233-239,2012.

Patel, KR, & Weinrieb, RM: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Psychosomatic Medicine Journal of Psychiatry and Law 40 (Spring): 63-67,2012.

Weinrieb, RM, Van Horn, DA, Lynch, K, Lucey, MR: A Randomized Controlled Study of Treatment for Alcohol Dependence in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation Liver Transplantation 17 (5): 539-547,2011.

Lasker JN, Sogolow ED, Olenik JM, Sass, DA, Weinrieb, RM: Uncertainty and Liver Transplantation: Women with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Before and After Transplant Women & Health 50 (4): 359-375,2010.

Kunkel E, del Busto E, Kathol R, Stern T, Wise TN, Stoddard II FR, Straus F, Saravay SM, Muskin PR, Dresner N, Harrington CJ, Weiner J, Barnhill J, Becker M, Joseph RC, Oyesanmi O, Fann JR, Colon E, Epstein S, Weinrieb RM: Physician Staffing for the Practice of Psychosomatic Medicine (PSM) in the 
General Hospital: A Pilot Study Psychosomatics 51 : 520-527,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
c/o Ms. Kathy Kratowicz
2 Dulles, Liver Transplant
3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6178
Phone: 215-662-2858
Fax: 215-662-2244
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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