Phil Luber

Director for Psychiatry Education, Professor


I received my BA from the University of Pennsylvania and received my medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. I completed an internship in internal medicine at Mount Zion Hospital, UCSF in San Francisco, and my residency in psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where I was Chief Resident. I then did fellowship training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Montefiore Hospital, Einstein Medical College, Bronx, NY.  Medical education has been a key focus throughout my career. I have held educational and clinical leadership roles at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio where I was founding Chair of the Department of Medical Education. 

I am an adult psychiatrist with a focus on depression and anxiety disorders with coexisting medical conditions, providing care that combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.  Treating patients from underserved communities and training doctors from communities underrepresented in medicine is a priority. I provide faculty and educational program development to clinical departments,  including techniques that faculty can use to effectively supervise and teach the next generation of physicians.


  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric disorders in medical settings
  • Combining psychopharmacology and psychotherapy

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Teneshia Collins

In the Media


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry,
Cornell University Medical College
Columbia University, Center of Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Liaison Psychiatry, Fellowship
Montefiore Hospital
Chief Resident,
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Instructor of Psychiatry,
Cornell University Medical College
Psychiatry, Residency
The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Psychiatry, Fellowship
Cornell University Medical College
Internship in Medicine,
Mount Zion Hospital

Licensures and Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
Texas Medical License
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychosomatic Medicine
Minnesota Medical License

Honors and Recognition

Dr. W.R. Watson Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, American Psychiatric Association
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
American College of Psychiatrists
American Medical Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
American Psychiatric Association
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Velligan, D.W., Roberts, D., Martinez, M., Fredrick, M., Hillner, K., Luber, P., 2016. Following AACP guidelines for transitions of care: The Transitional Care Clinic. Psychiatric Services, 67 (3): 259-261.
doi: PubMed ID: 26567939.
Beady, L.L., Luber, P.M., 2016. Costs associated with residency training. Texas Medine, 112 (2): 44-49.
PubMed ID: 26859370.
Himelhoch, S., Edwards, S., Ehrenreich, M., Luber, P. M., 2015. Teaching lifelong research skills in residency: implementation and outcome of a systematic review and meta-analysis course. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 7 (3): 445-450.
doi: PubMed ID: 26457153.
Johnston, N.S., Martinez, A.V., Schillerstrom, J.E., Luber, P. M., Hamaoka, D.A., 2014. Quantifying publication scholarly activity of psychiatry residency training directors. Acad Psychiatry, 39 (1): 76-79.
doi: PubMed ID: 25142251.
Luber, P. M., Sharfstein, S.S., Lehman, A.L., Talbott, J.A., 2011. Enhancing quality and reducing costs in a combined training program: The University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt experience.. Acad Psychiatry, 35 (2): 136-138.
doi: PubMed ID: 21403169.
Luber, P. M., Michels, R.M., 2005. Psychoanalysis and the academic world. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 86 ((Pt 2)): 521-523.
Luber, P. M., Meyers, B.S., Williams-Russo, P., Hollenberg, J.P., DiDomenico, T.N., Charlson, M.E., Alexopoulos, G.S., 2001. (2001). Depression and service utilization in elderly primary care patients. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 9 (2): 169-176.
PubMed ID: 11316621.
Luber, P. M., Hollenberg, J., Williams-Russo, P., DiDomenico, T., Meyers, B.S., Alexopoulos, G., Charlson, M., 2000. Diagnosis, treatment, comorbidity, and resource utilization of depressed patients in a general internal medicine practice. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 30 (1): 1-13.
Speice, J., Harkness, J., Laneri, H., Frankel, R., Roter, D., Ahles, A.B., Winer, E., Fleishman, S., Luber, P. M., Zevon, R., McQuellon, R., Trief, P., Finkel, J., Spira, J., Greenberg, D., Rowland, J., Holland, J.C., 2000. Involving family members in cancer care: focus group considerations of patients and oncology providers. Psycho-Oncology, 9 (2): 101-112.
Evans, D.L., Staab, J.P., Petitto, J.M., Morrison, M.F., Szuba, M.P., Ward, H.E., Wingate, B., Luber, P. M., O'Reardon, J.P., 1999. Depression in the medical setting: biopsychosocial interactions and treatment considerations. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 40-50.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Luber, M. P. "Effective Feedback and Coaching. Teaching During a Pandemic. Lessons from the Great British Baking Show", Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 09, 2020.
Luber, M. P. "Co-Production of Goal Setting and Debriefing in Surgical Training", Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, February 10, 2020.
Luber, M. P. "Co-Production of Feedback for Resident Growth and Development", Grand Rounds, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, December 11, 2019.
Luber, M. P. "Effective Feedback & Coaching for Trainees in the Clinical Setting", ACGME/Texas Consortium Regional Hub Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, October 03, 2019.
Luber, M. P. "Psychiatry for Internists: Agitation in Dementia; Adult ADHD; Treatment-Resistant Depression", Annual Meeting, American College of Physicians, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 20, 2018.
Luber, M. P. "Maintaining a Highly Functioning Clinical Competency Committee", San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, Texas, September 19, 2017.
Luber, M. P. "Get a CLEW: Using Clinical Learning Environment Walks (CLEW) to Gain a ‘CLER’ Understanding to Optimize Resident Clinical Learning Environments", National Meeting, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Washington, District of Columbia, February 27, 2016.
Luber, M. P. "Must Be Present to Win: Delicate Balance of Learner, Clinical, and Education Needs", Annual Meeting, Association of Academic Psychiatry, San Antonio, Texas, September 17, 2015.
Luber, M. P. "Breaches of Professionalism: What Will You Do?", National Meeting, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, San Antonio, Texas, February 28, 2015.
Luber, M. P. "Care and Feeding of Your Residency Programs’ Clinical Competency Committees.", Annual Meeting, Group on Resident Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges, Phoenix, Arizona, May 05, 2014.



Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, F282/2A West Building, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454