Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Edgar J. Weiss, M.D.
I graduated the public school system in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and entered the University of Pittsburgh where I studied Chemistry. I was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine after my third year of college but decided to complete my college studies and then entered Medical School in 1961. This was followed by an Internal Medicine internship at the Dallas VA Hospital and then a three year Psychiatry Residency at the Institute of Living. I entered the United States Air Force in 1969 and spent two years at the School of Aerospace Medicine as a flight surgeon. I then moved to Suburban Maryland and opened a private practice for 22 years. I left that practice in 1993 and accepted a position at Allegheny University Neuropsychiatric Institute as an attending Psychiatrist on the Geropsychiatry Unit. I left Pittsburgh after four years and went to the Greenville Hospital System and established a Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, Outpatient Clinic and nursing home consultation service. After operating those programs for six years I moved to Charleston to assume leadership of the Geropsychiatry programs at the Institute of Psychiatry and start an outpatient Geropsychiatry Clinic and nursing home consultation practice.I am married to Dorothy Weiss, a medical surgical nurse at MUSC. We have a beautiful daughter, Shoshana who attends James Island Charter HS.
|Clinical and/or Research Expertise|
Dementia care, Geriatric psychiatry clinic, Diagnosis and treatment of depression, delirium, dementia in the elderly, Psychiatric care in nursing homes and assisited living, Treatment of psychosis and behavior disorders in the elderly, Medical/legal consultation in the elderly