Robert L. Weisman, D.O.

Robert L. Weisman, D.O.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 279-4900
Fax: (585) 461-9504
Administrative: (585) 279-4902

Research Bio

Dr. Robert Weisman is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is Medical Director of Strong Ties Community Support Program and Director of Clinical Care for Project Link and the New York State ACT/FACT team serving mentally disordered offenders in the community. For their work with Project Link, Dr. Weisman and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association's Gold Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Weisman is also Co-Director of the Charles E. Steinberg Memorial Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law, at the University of Rochester. He has presented internationally and written on community and pharmacologic management of the mentally ill offender and on assessment of violence risk within this population. He regularly conducts training seminars on topics relative to prevention of workplace violence for a variety of audiences including medical, psychiatric, corporate, and law-enforcement professionals. Through grant funding from the University of Rochester, he has developed training interventions for front-line correctional professionals working with mentally disordered individuals. Dr. Weisman also provides forensic consultation nationally specific to individual risk assessment and violence mitigation to medical centers, criminal justice agencies and commercial industry. Dr. Weisman has developed the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) training curriculum through funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellow | American College of Psychiatrist 2008
Distinguished Fellow | American Psychiatric Association 2006

Awards & Honors (Local)

David J. Barry, M.D. Forensic Psychiatry Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry 2015
Excellence in Clinical Care Award | University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry 2007

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 12 available »

Rusu, I; Weisman, RL. "Legal Digest: The Impact of Individualized Education Programs on Free Appropriate Public Education". J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2015; 43(2): 19-21.
Libman, MS; Weisman, RL. "Legal Digest: Prisoner Rights". J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2014; 42: 258-260.
Lamberti JS, Russ A, Cerulli C, Weisman RL, Jacobowitz D, Williams GC. "Patient experiences of autonomy and coercion while receiving legal leverage in forensic assertive community treatment." Harvard review of psychiatry. 2014 22(4):222-30.
Martin, PS; Weisman, RL. "Legal Digest: Competence to Proceed Pro Se". J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2013; 41(2): 10-13.
Weisman, RL; Privitera, M; Lamberti, JS. "Safety and Violence Education (SAVE): A Novel Web-Based Interactive Learning Environment for Healthcare Workers". Proceedings of the third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. 2012; : 380-383.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Long Term Care (SMD) - Primary


Forensic Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


DO | Osteopathy | Coll of Osteopathic Med/Surg1989
BS | Physiology | Michigan State Univ1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry09/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Residency in Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center09/01/1990 - 06/30/1994
Internship at Oakland General Hospital09/01/1989 - 06/30/1990