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Elliot Wineburg

  • ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR Psychiatry
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Biography

    In addition to standard treatments of  psychiatry: medication (psychopharmacology), psychotherapy (analytically-oriented), and cognitive therapy, Dr. Wineburg has specialized in medically accepted treatments of hypnotherapy and biofeedback. As a leader in these fields, he has presented the first medical school conference on biofeedback at Mount Sinai including a number of Sinai specialists of illnesses treated by feedback: headaches, Raynaud's Disease, hypertension, etc. Over the years many colleagues have requested hypnotherapy assistance in treating resistant physical conditions as pain following shingles, excessive itching, and recovery of memory necessary for advanced psychotherapy treatment.

    Sharing his expertise, Dr. Wineburg has for many decades presented elective courses at Mt. Sinai in hypnotherapy, biofeedback treatment, and in particular an area of concern: smoking cessation. In respect to smoking, Dr. Wineburg has integrated general medical treatment for smokers going well beyond the single program of one technique e.g. acupuncture or just a patch. After one hour of intensive smoking history then a number of specific treatments are chosen for each individual patient, just as other physicians treat hypertension or ulcers or asthma. With the combination of treatments which could include varying medications including antidepressants and tranquilizers, specific nicotine substitution depending upon the number of cigarettes smoked daily and the strength of nicotine in each one, hypnotherapy, stress reduction techniques for smokers with biofeedback, and of course cognitive therapy and other forms of support. As presented to a conference at Mount Sinai, this physician's treatment approach in his office has resulted in 68% of hardcore smokers reaching full cessation within five sessions. 

Awards

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    Distinguished Medical Service Award
    Mount Sinai Medical Center

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    President's Award
    New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis

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    Leadership Award as President
    Queens County Psychiatric Society

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    Certificate of Merit
    Outstanding Community Service, NY Senate

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    Community Service Award
    Queens County Psychiatric Society

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    Honorary Chairman
    American Friends of Ezrath Nashim Hospital - Jerusalem

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    American Cancer Society Volunteer Award

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    Outstanding Contribution Award
    Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Dentistry

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    Distinguished Life Fellow
    American Psychiatric Association

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    Professional Associate American Tinnitus Association

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    New Frontiers in Science and Medicine Award, Ezrath Nashim Hospital - Jerusalem

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    Elected President
    Biofeedback Society of New York

  • 2010 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Wineburg is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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