Brian K. Wise
Brian K. Wise, MD, is a pediatric psychiatrist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Wise is in the Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health
5280 Top Doctors 2021 (5th year)

Special Interests

Clinical and Research Interests

Experience across a variety of areas including substance abuse, suicide, epidemiology, psycho-oncology, cross-cultural psychiatry, juvenile justice, maternal mental health, and abused/traumatized children.


University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, MD
Columbia University School of Public Health, New York City, NY, Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Studies in Philosophy Department
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, BS in Psychology, BA in English and Philosophy
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO,
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, General Adult Psychiatry Residency
Zero To Three Organization, Washington, DC,
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, Developmental Psychobiology Research Group Research
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO,
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Awards & Recognition

2002: Member-in-Training Trustee-Elect on the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees
2002: Outstanding Resident Teacher Appreciation Award
2002: Awarded Research Track – University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry
1999: Second place for Papers from New Researchers, South Carolina Public Health Association

Professional Memberships

Colorado Psychiatric Society
Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society
American Psychiatry Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Society for Research in Child Development
World Association for Infant Mental Health


Wise, BK, Olds, DL (In Prep). Impact of a Nurse Home Visiting Model on Children’s Psychological Functioning – Mediating and Moderating Effects of Maternal Psychological Resources.

Wise, BK, Wamboldt, M (In Prep). Rates of Mental Disorders in a sample of Childrens Hospital Inpatient Settings across the Nation – 2001 – 2004.

Gleason, MM, Egger, HL; Emslie, GJ; Greenhill, LL; Kowatch, RA; Lieberman, A; Luby, JL; Owens, J; Scheering, M; Stafford, B; Wise, BK; Zeanah, CH. (2007). Psychopharmacological treatment for very young children: Contexts and guidelines. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vol. 46 (12). 1532-1572.

National Institute of Mental Health. (2005). Conceptualization and Measurement of Functioning in Children and Adolescents With or At Risk For Mental Disorders (DHHS Publication/Contract No. 263-MD-317162). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. [Member of the Workgroup on Child and Adolescent Functioning – Coordinated by: Anne W. Riley, Kimberly Hoagwood and Eve K. Moscicki and Members including: Adrian Angold; Sandra Barrueco; Hector R. Bird; Cheryl A. Boyce; Margaret Briggs-Gowan; Alice S. Carter; Helen Egger; Courtney Farrell; Ann A. Hohmann; Pamela Owens; Heather Ringeisen; and Brian K. Wise.]

ZERO TO THREE (2005). Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood – Revised Edition. Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three Press. [Member of the task force that revised the original edition.]

Hospital Affiliations

  • Highlands Behavioral Health

Teaching & Professional Positions

Consulting editor for Infant Mental Health Journal.
Infant and Preschool Committee Member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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