Robert M. Weiss MD, FACS, FAAP

Donald Guthrie Professor of Urology; Director, Pediatric Urology

Biographical Info

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus (Long Wharf, New Haven and Norwalk)
  • Residency: Squier Urological Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York.
  • Visiting Fellow, American, Department of Urology (Pharmacology), Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, (Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center), New York, New York.
  • Clinical Interesta: Pediatric Urology-hypospadias, undescended testes, vesicoureteral reflux, urethral valves, hydronephrosis, bladder exstrophy/epispadias, disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD), neurogenic bladder (spina bifida),

Dr. Robert M. Weiss received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and his M.D. Degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Urologist. He is dedicated to improving the care of children. He is compassionate, people-oriented, and dedicated to to improving the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Weiss has served as Chief of the Section of Urology at the Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital, as Interim Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine from 1999-2001and as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Weiss’ research interests have dealt with Age Dependent Factors in Ureteral-Vesical Function and the use of nanoparticles for delivering drugs to the bladder. Dr Weiss has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was the first urologist to receive an NIH Merit Award. He received received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Urodynamic Society, in recognition of significant contributions and leadership in the field of Neurourology. He has served as a permanent member of an NIH study section and as a member of an Advisory Panel to the United States Pharmacopeia and to the National Formulary. Dr. Weiss is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of Genito Urinary Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association. Dr Weiss has served as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology and as Associate Editor of the Investigative Urology Section of the Journal of Urology and Section Editor of Neurourology and Urodynamics. Dr. Weiss has lectured nationally and internationally and has contributed over 300 publications to the scientific literature. Dr. Weiss is a passionate New York Jets fan and season ticket holder since before he was a surgeon.


International Activity

  •  
    Société Internationale D'Urologie
  •  
    International Society for Dynamics of the Upper Urinary Tract
  •  
    Canadian Urological Association
  •  
    International Continence Society

Education & Training

M.D.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1960)
Intern
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY, Second (Cornell) Medical Division,  (1960 - 1961)
Resident
Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY, General Surgery  (1961 - 1962)
Resident
Squier Urological Clinic/Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, Urology  (1963 - 1964)
Visiting Fellow
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, Urology/Pharmacology  (1964 - 1965)
Fellow
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Urology  (1965 - 1967)
Board Certification
Urology, Board Certified  (1970)

Honors & Recognition

  • Mathematics Honors
    Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (1954)
  • President
    New England Section, American Urological Association (1995)
  • Trustee
    American Board of Urology (1998)
  • President of YNHH Medical Staff
    YNHH (2004)
  • Donald Guthrie endowed chair
    Yale University (2001)
  • Mathematics Honors
    Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (1955)
  • Wyland F. Leadbetter Memorial Lecturer
    Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (2004)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (1956)
  • Magna Cum Laude
    Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (1957)
  • Honorable Mention at Annual Prize Essay Contest
    Meeting of the New York Section of the American Urological Association (1967)
  • Sigma Xi
    Yale University, New Haven, CT (1970)
  • Second Prize, Exhibition on New Instruments, Procedures and Apparatus
    66th Annual Meeting, American Urological Association (1971)
  • Master of Arts, Honoris Causa
    Yale University, New Haven, CT (1976)
  • "Lifetime Achievement Award", in recognition of significant contributions and leadership in the field of Neurology
    Urodynamic Society (1990)
  • NIH Merit Award
    National Institute of Health (1991)

Professional Service

  • Congress Chairman, 6th Meeting of International Society for Dynamics of the Upper Urinary Tract (ISDU), Newport, Rhode Island, September 1986 (09/01/1986)
  • Guest Editor, Urology (7/78-9/78) (07/01/1978)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Urology (01/01/2013)
  • Consultant Reviewer, PLOS ONE (01/01/2013)
  • Member (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014)
  • Member (01/01/2011)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2010)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2010)
  • External Reviewer, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA (01/01/2010)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Urology (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2011)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2009)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2009)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2008)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/2008)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/2008)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2008)
  • Member, Prostate Cancer Research Program (01/01/2008)
  • Member (01/01/2008)
  • Member (01/01/2008 - 12/31/2014)
  • Chair, Prostate Cancer Research Program (01/01/2007)
  • Consultant Reviewer, British Journal of Urology (01/01/2007)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Neurourology and Urodynamics (01/01/2007)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Urology (01/01/2007)
  • Member, Yale Cancer Center (01/01/2007 - 12/31/2014)
  • Ad Hoc Member, NIH (01/01/2006)
  • External Reviewer, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (01/01/2006)
  • Member (01/01/2006 - 12/31/2014)
  • Chair (01/01/2006 - 12/31/2007)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2005)
  • Trustee Emeritus and Guest Examiner, American Board of Urology (01/01/2005 - 12/31/2013)
  • Member, Society of University Urologists (01/01/2005)
  • Member, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Associates (01/01/2005 - 12/31/2009)
  • Vice President, American Board of Urology (01/01/2004)
  • President-Elect (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2006)
  • President (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2006)
  • Chair (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2006)
  • Chair (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2006)
  • Chair (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2006)
  •  (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2005)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2003)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2003)
  • Chair, Member (01/01/2003)
  • Consultant Reviewer, American Journal of Physiology (01/01/2003)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Brain Research (01/01/2003)
  • Consultant Reviewer, British Journal of Urology (01/01/2003)
  • American Board of Urology (01/01/2003 - 12/31/2004)
  • Chair, American Board of Urology (01/01/2003)
  • Member (01/01/2003 - 12/31/2006)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2002)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/2002)
  • Member, Prostate Cancer Research Program (01/01/2002 - 01/01/2003)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Pediatric and Development Pathology (01/01/2002)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development (01/01/2002)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Urology (01/01/2002)
  • Chair, American Board of Urology (01/01/2002 - 12/31/2004)
  • Chair, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (01/01/2002)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/2002 - 12/31/2005)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2001)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2001)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/2001 - 12/31/2002)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2001)
  • VA Consultant, Scientific Review System (01/01/2001)
  • Consultant Revewer, American Journal of Physiology (01/01/2001)
  • American Board of Urology (01/01/2001 - 12/31/2002)
  • Member (01/01/2001 - 12/31/2011)
  • Member (01/01/2001)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/2000)
  • External Reviewer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (01/01/2000)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Urology (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2008)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Laboratory Investigation (01/01/2000)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Fertility and Sterlity (01/01/2000)
  • Member, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2001)
  • Chairman, American Board of Urology (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2002)
  • Member, ABOG / ABU (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2004)
  • Member (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2011)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2001)
  • Member (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2001)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/1999)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Jeffress Trust (01/01/1999)
  • Member, Harvard Ad-Hoc Faculty Review Committee, Boston, MA (01/01/1999)
  • Member, ACGME Panel for Accreditation Appeals in Urology (01/01/1999 - 01/01/2009)
  • Consultant Reviewer, New England Journal of Medicine (01/01/1999)
  • American Urological Association (01/01/1999 - 12/31/2003)
  • Organizer, 78th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, New Haven, CT (01/01/1999)
  • Member, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (01/01/1999 - 12/31/2000)
  • American Board of Urology Representative to the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Urology / American Board of Medical Specialties (01/01/1999 - 12/31/2001)
  • Chair (01/01/1999 - 12/31/2001)
  • Member (01/01/1999 - 12/31/2002)
  • Member, Yale-New Haven Hospital (01/01/1999 - 12/31/2001)
  • American Board of Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2004)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/1998)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/1998)
  • Chairperson, NIH (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2004)
  • Consultant Review, Medical Research Council of Canada (01/01/1998)
  • External Reviewer, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (01/01/1998)
  • Trustee, American Board of Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2004)
  • Examiner, American Board of Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2004)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology (01/01/1998)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Kidney International (01/01/1998)
  • Chair, New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1998 - 12/31/1999)
  • American Board of Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2004)
  • American Board of Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2002)
  • American Board of Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2004)
  • American Board of Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2002)
  • Member (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2000)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1997)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Urology (01/01/1997 - 12/31/2014)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Life Sciences (01/01/1997)
  • New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1997 - 12/31/1999)
  • Chair, Department of Surgery (01/01/1997 - 12/31/1999)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/1996)
  • Consultant Reviewer, NIH (01/01/1996)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, FDA (01/01/1996)
  • External reviewer, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (01/01/1996)
  • Member, Harvard Ad-Hoc Faculty Review Committee, Boston, MA (01/01/1996)
  • Chair, New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1996 - 12/31/1997)
  • New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1996 - 12/31/1998)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1995)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/1995)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/1995)
  • Section Editor, Neurology and Urodynamics (01/01/1995 - 12/31/2003)
  • United States Pharmacopia / National Formulary (01/01/1995 - 12/31/2000)
  • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (01/01/1995 - 12/31/1996)
  • President, New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1995 - 12/31/1996)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1995 - 12/31/1997)
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital (01/01/1995 - 12/31/2011)
  • Member (01/01/1995 - 12/31/1999)
  • Chair, NIH (01/01/1994)
  • Consultant Reviewer, New England Journal of Medicine (01/01/1994 - 12/31/1996)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Urology (01/01/1994 - 12/31/1997)
  • President-Elect, New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1994 - 12/31/1995)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1994 - 12/31/1999)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1994 - 12/31/1995)
  • Member (01/01/1994 - 12/31/2011)
  • External Reviewer, NIH (01/01/1993)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Medical Research Council of Canada (01/01/1993)
  • New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1993 - 12/31/1995)
  • Member, Yale Kidney Center (01/01/1993 - 12/31/1995)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1993 - 12/31/2011)
  • Member, New York Academy of Medicine (01/01/1992 - 12/31/1999)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Life Sciences (01/01/1992)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Urology (01/01/1992)
  • New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1992 - 12/31/1996)
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital (01/01/1992 - 12/31/1995)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1992 - 12/31/1998)
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital (01/01/1992 - 12/31/1996)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1991 - 12/31/1995)
  • Chief Judge, New York Section of the American Urological Association (01/01/1991)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (01/01/1991)
  • American Urological Assocation (01/01/1991 - 12/31/1992)
  • Member, Hospital of St. Raphael (01/01/1991)
  • VA Consultant, Scientific Review System (01/01/1990)
  • Judge, Philadelphia Urologic Resident's Night Competition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (01/01/1990)
  • Consultant Reviewer, American Journal of Physiology (01/01/1990)
  • American Urological Association (01/01/1990 - 12/31/2014)
  • Invited participant, NIH (01/01/1989)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Kidney Foundation of Canada (01/01/1989)
  • Consultant Reviewer, American Journal of Physiology (01/01/1988)
  • Consultant, AMA (01/01/1988 - 12/31/1993)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1987)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1987)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1987 - 12/31/1991)
  • New England Section, American Urological Association (01/01/1987 - 12/31/1988)
  • Ad Hoc Member, NIH (01/01/1986)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1986 - 01/01/1987)
  • Consultant Reviewer, National Kidney Foundation (01/01/1986)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Urology (01/01/1986 - 12/31/2000)
  • United States Pharmacopeia / National Formulary (01/01/1986 - 12/31/1991)
  • American Urological Association (01/01/1986 - 12/31/1987)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1986)
  • Dean's Appointee, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1986 - 12/31/1989)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1986 - 12/31/2011)
  • Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1986 - 12/31/1999)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Medical Research Council of Canada (01/01/1985)
  • Editorial Board, Masters in Urology (01/01/1985)
  • American Urological Association (01/01/1985 - 12/31/1986)
  • Ad Hoc Member, NIH (01/01/1984)
  • American Urological Association (01/01/1984 - 12/31/1988)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1983 - 12/31/1984)
  • Ad Hoc Member, NIH (01/01/1983)
  • American Urological Assocation (01/01/1983 - 12/31/1985)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1983 - 12/31/1986)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1983 - 12/31/1986)
  • Editorial Board, Neurology and Urodynamics (01/01/1982 - 12/31/1994)
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Kidney Diseases (01/01/1981 - 12/31/1984)
  • Member, NIH (01/01/1980)
  • Consultant Reviewer, American Journal of Physiology (01/01/1980 - 12/31/1981)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics (01/01/1980)
  • Consultant, American Urological Association (01/01/1980 - 12/31/1984)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1978)
  • Ad Hoc Member, NIH (01/01/1977)
  • Editorial Board, Investigative Urology (01/01/1977 - 12/31/1986)
  • Editorial Board, Dialogues in Pediatric Urology (01/01/1977 - 12/31/1989)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Archives of Surgery (01/01/1977 - 12/31/1979)
  • Ad Hoc Member, NIH (01/01/1976)
  • Consultant Reviewer, Circulation Research (01/01/1976 - 12/31/1981)
  • American Urological Association (01/01/1976 - 12/31/1977)
  • American Urological Association and American Board of Urology (01/01/1976 - 12/31/1981)
  • Member, Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/1976 - 12/31/2014)
  • Member, Yale-New Haven Hospital (01/01/1976 - 12/31/1988)
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Urology (01/01/1975 - 12/31/1982)
  • American Urological Association (01/01/1975 - 12/31/1980)
  • NIH Scientific Review Committe Member, NIH (01/01/1974 - 12/31/1976)

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