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Eric Weiss, MD

Eric Weiss, MD

Appointed: 1997

Eric Weiss, MD
Department: Colorectal Surgery Florida
Vice Chair
Location: Florida, Weston
Mail Code WESTON
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
DeskDesk:954.659.5278
WorkFax:954.659.5252
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Eric G. Weiss, MD, is the DIO and Chairman of Graduate Medical Education at Cleveland Clinic Florida, as well as the Residency Program Director of the Colorectal Training program, one of the largest training programs in the country. He currently serves on the Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is also the Director of Surgical Endoscopy.

Dr. Weiss holds academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Health Sciences Center of the Ohio State University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. 

He has published more than 200 manuscripts, more than 40 textbook chapters and more than 400 lectures throughout the United States and the world.

Professional Highlights

  • Program Director in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Chairman of Graduate Medical Education and DIO at Cleveland Clinic Florida

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Weston, FL USA
1994
Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1993
Internship - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1989
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1988
Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA
1984

Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Surgical endoscopy and endoscopic procedures, laparoscopic surgery for digestive diseases, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Awards & Honors

  • Named one of Americas Top Surgeons
  • Named one of Super Docs of South Florida

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Disease
  • International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/11/2013, Dr. Weiss has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Weiss receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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