I am board certified in adult psychiatry and I have extensive experience with a wide range of mental health problems including mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, schizophrenia, and dementia-related disorders.

I am a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Georgetown University where I majored in philosophy. I attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where I obtained an M.D, as well as a Ph.D. from the Department of Pathology. I completed my residency training in psychiatry at Yale University. I then returned to the Washington area for several years to do basic and clinical research at the National Institutes of Health where I served as Senior Staff Fellow; Program Chief of Geriatric Psychopharmacology; and Chief of the Adult Psychopathology Branch. I subsequently spent more than ten years in industry research developing novel medicines for the treatment of many neuropsychiatric conditions including depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, chronic pain, and dementia. I now focus almost exclusively on private practice, but I maintain involvement in clinical research.

My goal is to bring the latest scientific advances to patient care. I strive to make available cutting edge pharmacological and somatic treatments along with the most up-to-date evidence-based practices. In addition, I offer a range of psychotherapeutic interventions, with emphasis on approaches informed by principles and practices of mindfulness.

Education

Psychiatric Residency, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D., Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
B.A., Philosophy, Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences Washington, D.C.

Active Licenses and Professional Organizations

Diplomate, American Board of Medical Examiners (1990-present)
Licensed Physician, State of Maryland (1994-present)
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1997-present)
Licensed Physician, North Carolina (2010-present)
Neuroscience Education Institute (2014-present)

Community Service

Board of Directors, Affiliated Community Counselors, Rockville, MD

Clinical Experience

Senior Outlook Consultants, Rockville MD, founder, psychiatrist
Easter Seals Assertive Community Treatment Team, Raleigh, NC, lead psychiatrist
Welcare Geriatric Consultants, Morrisville, NC, lead psychiatrist
Richard H. Weisler M.D., P.A. & Associates, Raleigh, NC, psychiatrist
North Carolina Elderly Psychiatric Services/TeamHealth, Raleigh, NC, psychiatrist

Selected Publications

Moldofsky, H., Harris, H.W., Archambault, T, Kwong, T., Lederman 2011. Effects of Bedtime Very Low Dose (VLD) Cyclobenzaprine (CBP) on Symptoms and Sleep Physiology in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FM): A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study. The Journal of Rheumatology, Dec;38(12):2653-63.

Harris, HW, Holmes, V, Jaiswal, P, Patkar, AA, Weisler, RH, 2013. The Psychiatric Aspects of Vitamin D Deficiency. Current Psychiatry, April Vol. 12, No. 04

Brennan FX, Gardner KR, Lombard J, et al. A Naturalistic Study of the Effectiveness of Pharmacogenetic Testing to Guide Treatment in Psychiatric Patients with Mood and Anxiety Disorders. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2015;17(2):10.