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Lewis Weissman

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
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  • A.B., Antioch College

  • M.A., University of Chicago-School of Social Service Administration

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland-School of Social Work & Community Planning


    Andrew Weissman, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine.,
    has been on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1979.
    At The Mount Sinai School of Medicine he teaches first, second and third  
    year medical students; sits on the Medical School admission committee and
    sits on the Intuitional Review Board.
    He is a past Director of the Department of Social Work Services of
    The Mount Sinai Hospital; past Executive Director of
    Altro Health and Rehabilitation Services, NYC;
    a recipient of the Ida M. Cannon Award of the Society for
    Social Work Directors of the American Hospital Association.
    He is the managing editor of Social Work in Health Care, and
    the co-editor of Social Work in Mental Health.
    He is the author of numerous articles on social work in professional journals.


  • 1988 -
    Ida M. Cannon Award
    Society for Hospital Social Work Directors

  • 1978 -
    National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship


Weissman LA. A social service strategy in industry. social work 1975 september; 20: 401-403.

Providing Employee assistance services in a steel mill

Weissman LA. Task centered practice in the steel industry. In: Task Centered Practice. New York, Columbia University Press; 1976.

short term treatment model tested in an industrial setting

Weissman LA. Industrial social services: A linkage strategy. Social Casework 1976 january; 57: 50-54.

connecting patients to needed services

Weissman LA, Rosenberg G. Marketing social services in health care facilities. Health Soc Work 1981 august;(3): 12-20.

selling the "idea" of social work to hospital managers and key physician groups

Weissman LA, Berkman B. Research:A central component of practice. In: Social Issues in health care. New Jersey, Prentice-Hall,Inc.; 1983.

selected sttrategies of social work research in health care

Weissman LA. Linkage in direct practice. In: Encyclopedia of social work. 18th Maryland, NASW; 1986. pp46-50.

connecting clients to needed services

Weissman LA, Blumenfield S, Rosenberg G, Reardon GT. Findings and Implications from preadmission screening of elderly patients waiting for elective surgery. soc work in health care 1988; 13(3).

preadmission screening as a length of stay reduction strategy

Weissman LA, Woodrow R. Talking money(aka money talks). Social Work Administration 1992; 18(3).

how to run a cost effecetive social work department

Weissman LA, Rosenberg G. Prelimminary thoughts on sustaining central social work departments. soc work in health care 1995; 20(4): 111-116.

strategies for centralized departments to integrate with reenigneering programs

Weissman LA, Rosenberg G. co-editor. In: Social Work Leadership in Health Care: Directors' Persepctives. new york, Haworth press inc; 1995.

Hard back version of SWHC 20-4

Weissman LA, Rosenberg G. \\. In: Social Work in Ambulatory Care: New Implications for Health and social services. New York, Haworth Press, Inc.; 1995.

The papers from the sixth Doris Siegel Memorial Colloquium

Weissman LA, Rosenberg G, Holden G. World wide web accesible resources related to resreach on social work practice . research on social work practice 1996; 6(2): 236-262.

developing web based research on social work practice

Weissman LA, Rosenberg G. Behavioral Social Work in Health Care Settings. Soc Work Health Care 2000; 31(2): xiii-105.

special issue of the journal\\paper of the seventh doris siegel memorial colloquium

Weissman L Phd, Rosenberg G Phd. Health Care & Social Work: Dilemmas & Opportunities. In: The Handbook of Social Welfare Management. Thousand Oaks, Ca., Sage Publications,Inc.; 2000. pp511-520.

Weissman LA, Rothenberg A. the development of hospital based programs for pregnant and parenting teens. Soc Work in Health Care 2001;.

Rosenberg G Ph.D., Weissman L Ph.D., editors. Behavioral and Social Sciences in 21st Century Health Care. 1 Binghamton, NY, Haworth Press Inc.; 2001. ppxiii-109.

also published as Social Work in Health Care Vol. 33 # 1

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Weissman did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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