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Wei Du

Wei Du, MD, MS

Professor and Academic Chair of Psychiatry

Department: Psychiatry

Specialties: Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine


  • MS in Physiology and Neuroendocrinology - China Medical University
  • MD - China Medical University

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Psychiatrists
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
  • Philadelphia Psychiatric Society: Secretary, 2018 – 2019

Wei Du, MD, MS, is an inpatient psychiatrist at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, and is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

He has previously served as medical director of the clinical research program and lead psychiatrist for the Center of Excellence in Addiction Treatment at The Horsham Clinic in Ambler, Pa.

Clinical Services

Pharmacotherapy, Psychiatric treatments, Psychopharmacology, Addiction treatment

Affiliated Hospitals

Friends Hospital


  • Psychiatry - Drexel University College of Medicine

Wei Du, MD, is professor and academic chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He is the former director of the General Adult Psychiatry Residency program at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has won the Teacher of the Year Award in the department in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Dr. Du holds a secondary appointment as professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology at the College of Medicine. He provides lectures on psychopharmacology of depression and anxiety, and serves on the graduate student thesis committee. Dr. Du is also involved in medical student education, providing lectures on schizophrenia, and neurobiology of depression and anxiety. He began a two-year term as the secretary of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society in 2018.


Recent Publications & Abstracts

"Team Based Learning (TBL): Clinical Psychopharmacology"
Du W, Spinner B, Gillean G, Youngman B, and Ahuja A
AADPRT Annual Meeting, Tucson, Ariz., 2014

"Asexuality – The no longer invisible orientation"
Patnaik M, Stanfa C, Varghese C, Kushon D, and Du W
Colloquium of Scholars, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Philadelphia, Pa., 2014

"Factors affecting readmissions within 30 Days of discharge in psychiatric patients"
Youngman B, Hicks M, Nader F, Manoharan B, Smith F, and Du W
Colloquium of Scholars, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Philadelphia, Pa., 2014

"Comparison of biopsychosocial factors among bariatric patients with and without a significant CDC Trauma Score"
Youngman B, Petrucci R, and Du W
Colloquium of Scholars, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Philadelphia, Pa., 2014

“When you hit rock bottom, ketamine to the rescue in treatment refractory depression in elderly population”
Munmun M, Patnaik M, Varghese C, Waldfogel S, and Du W
Case report, APA Annual Meeting, New York, 2014

"Characteristics of substance use patients in an inner city psychiatric inpatient unit – A chart review"
Mathur N, Bauza P, Ogundeji O, Yilmaz E, Mathur G, Gurmu S, Du W, Kushon D
Colloquium of Scholars, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society, Philadelphia, Pa., 2013

"Integrating psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in mood disorders: bipolar disorder"
Sudak DM and Du W
In Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology. Irismar Oliveira, I.R., Schwartz, T., and Stahl, S.M. Eds. (In press 2013)

"Methadone-induced severe bradycardia"
Du W, and Frost M
ASAM Annual Meeting (submitted 2012)


"Antidepressants and Antipsychotics"
Grand rounds presentation, Department of Neurology, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2014

"Medication Assisted Treatment"
Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Anesthesiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2014

"New Treatment Approach in Bipolar Depression"
Psychiatry Resident Lecture, Friends Hospital, 2007

"Striking the Balance of Efficacy and Tolerability of Seroquel"
Project Transition, Sponsored by Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical, 2006

"Suicide Assessment in Dual Diagnosis"
The Horsham Clinic, 2006

"Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Patients with Dual Diagnosis"
Valley Forge Medical Center, PA, Sponsored by Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical, 2005

"Atypical Antipsychotics in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder"
Gorges, PA, Sponsored by Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical, 2005
Central Montgomery Mental Health, Norristown, PA, Sponsored by Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical, 2005

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Psychiatry
4641 Roosevelt Boulevard
Friends Hospital, Scattergood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 215.831.7800
Fax: 215.831.6382