Wei Guan - MD, PhD

Wei Guan - MD, PhD

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My Areas of Practice

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

St Louis Park
3850 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:

Fellow of American Psychiatric Association (FAPA)

Member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Member of American Medical Association


2. Awards:

2015: Approved by the Board of Trustees to become a Fellow of American Psychiatric Association (FAPA).

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.