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Howard R. Weeks, M.D., M.B.A.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Psychiatry - Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Professor

Divisions: Child Psychiatry, Health System Innovation and Research

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Clinical Informatics)

Research Interests

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

Howard Weeks, MD, MBA, Adjunct Professor, graduated from the "Triple Board" Program here at the University of Utah. He is trained in child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry and pediatrics as well as clinical informatics.

As clinical track faculty from 2002 until 2021, he was active in many of the clinical services at the former University Neuropsychiatric Institute, now Huntsman Mental Health Institute, including 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. He served as the Chief Medical Director at University of Utah Health Plans and was former Associate Chief and Interim Chief Medical Information Officer for University Health. As Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, he focused on improvement in clinical documentation thru the Epic EMR.

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. He is the current President Elect of the Utah Medical Association. Dr. Weeks has a strong interest in educating medical students, residents and attendings about personal finances and the impact that has on career choices. He actively lectures to a variety of groups on these topics.

Education History

Graduate Training Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Graduate Training University of Utah
Conflict Resolution
Graduate Certificate
Other Training Harvard Business School
Value Measurement For Health Care
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
Research Fellow Centers for Disease Control
Seroepidemilogy HIV/AIDS
Research Fellow
Professional Medical Duke University
Internship Centers for Disease Control
Seroepidemilogy HIV/AIDS
Research Intern
Undergraduate North Carolina State
Chemical Engineering