Wei Guan - MD, PhD

Wei Guan - MD, PhD

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Freud said "The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above the water". I agree with him because I have always been amazed by how complicate and mysterious the human mind can be. With my training experience in Medicine and Neuroscience, I am intrigued to understand the human mind hidden "below the water" in order to help my patients better. The human brains are so plastic and resilient that I do believe appropriate early interventions and treatment will make a significant difference for my patients. My clinical interests include Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Psychosis and Non-suicidal Self Injurious Behavior. 

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2013

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Chinese

Practices at

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

St Louis Park
3800, 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Board Certified 2013

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry, Board Certified 2012

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA. 2013

General Psychiatry Residency: Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC)-Shreveport, LA. 2011

PhD of Neuroscience: the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 2004

MD: China Medical University, Shenyang, China. 1995

Research & Publications

Clinical Research Experience:

1. An open-label study of the safety and tolerability of Memantine in pediatric patients with autism, Asperger's disorder or PDD NOS. Worked as a sub-investigator as well as an ADI-R and ADOS rater.

2. A phase III randomized double blind placebo controlled trial of Luminez-AT (CM-AT) in children with autism. Worked as a sub-investigator.

3. An open-label extension study of Luminez-AT (CM-AT) in children with autism. Worked as a sub-investigator.

4. The evaluation of Lamictal as an add-on treatment for bipolar I disorder in children and adolescents, 10 to 17 years of age. Worked as a sub-investigator.

5. Twenty-six week, open-label extension study evaluating the safety and tolerability of flexible doses of oral ziprasidone in children and adolescents with bipolar I disorder (manic and mixed). Worked as a sub-investigator.


1. Guan W, Schnieder R, Patterson J (2011) "I am in pain!"---A case report of illicit use of Fentanyl patches. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders 13 (5): e1-e2.

2. Guan W (2011) "I choked my wife again!"---A case report. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders 13 (2): e1-e2.

3. Guan W, Wang G, Scott SA and Condic ML (2008) Shh influences cell number and distribution of neuronal subtypes in dorsal root ganglia. Developmental Biology 314: 317-328.

4. Zhao CJ, Guan W and Pleasure SJ (2006) A transgenic marker mouse line lables Cajal-Retzius cells from the cortical hem and thalamocortical axons. Brain Research 1007: 48-53.

5. Guan W and Condic ML (2003) Characterization of Netrin-1, Neogenin and cUNC-5H3 expression during dorsal root ganglia development. Gene Expression Patterns 3: 369-373.

6. Guan W, Puthevendu MA and Condic ML (2003) Sensory neuron subtypes have unique patterns of axon outgrowth and receptor expression prior to target innervation. Journal of Neuroscience 23: 1781-1791. 

Professional Associations & Awards

1.Professional Associations:

American Psychiatric Association

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Medical Association


2. Awards:

2011: Was selected by LSUHSC-Shrevport and competed in the American Psychiatric Association National Residency Mind Game.

2011: Psychiatry Scholars Award, LSUHSC-Shreveport.

2010: Psychiatry Scholars Award, LSUHSC-Shreveport.

2009: Psychiatry Resident Best Work Ethics Award, LSUHSC-Shreveport.

2007: Carmel Scholar Award, American Federation for Medical Research.

2005-2008: National Research Service Award from National Institute of Health, Priniciple Investigator.


My husband and I enjoy traveling, jogging, hiking and reading during our free time.