Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Debra K. Weiner, MD

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Professor of Medicine

Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program

Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: dweiner@pitt.edu

Education
BA, Washington University, 1978
MD, University of Missouri, 1983
Post-Sophomore Pathology Fellowship, University of Missouri, 1980

Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, 1983
Fellowship, Geriatrics, Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, 1986
Fellowship, Rheumatology, Duke University Medical Center, 1987
DANA fellowship; geriatric dysmobility, Duke University Medical Center, 1989

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Effectiveness of acupuncture in the management of persistent pain in older adults
Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Evaluation of pain in congnitively impaired adults
Outcome measures for adults with low back pain
Influence of persistent pain on cognitive function
 

Profile
Dr. Weiner is a Diplomate in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Weiner holds joint appointments as a Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology. Dr. Weiner serves on editorial boards, and is a reviewer for numerous journals in Pain Management and Geriatrics. She has received numerous research grants and published many articles and abstracts, and a text on pain in older adults: Persistent Pain in Older Adults: An Interdisciplinary Guide for Treatment.

Recent Grants
Title: Optimizing Care for Older Adults with Back Pain and Depresssion
Role: Co-I
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIA
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: Efficacy of Periosteal Stimulation and Boosters for Advanced Knee OA Pain
Role: PI
Amount:
Funding Agency: VA Merit Review
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2012

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