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Robert M. Weiss

MD, FACS, FAAP
Donald Guthrie Professor of Urology; Director, Pediatric Urology

Contact Information

Robert M. Weiss, MD, FACS, FAAP

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Urology

    PO Box 208058

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8058

    United States

Robert M. Weiss
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Appointments

Biography

  • 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 Interests: 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 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 1999-2001 and 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 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 Genitourinary 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.

Education & Training

  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1960)
  • Fellow
    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Visiting Fellow
    Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Resident
    Squier Urological Clinic/Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Resident
    Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY
  • Intern
    Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
  • Board Certification
    AB of Urology, Urology (1970, recertified: 1999)

Activities

  • Invited Speaker
    Avalon, United States 2014
  • Invited Speaker
    Litchfield, United States 2009
  • Speaker
    Seattle, United States 2008
  • Invited Speaker
    San Francisco, United States 2008
  • Invited Speaker
    Providence, United States 2007
  • Visiting Professor
    New York, United States 2006
  • Lecturer
    Amelia Island, United States 2004
  • Invited Speaker
    Tokyo, Japan 2004
  • Invited Speaker
    Chicago, United States 2003
  • Visiting Professor
    Detroit, United States 2002
  • Visiting Professor
    Chicago, United States 2002
  • Visiting Professor
    Yonago, Japan 2001
  • Visiting Professor
    Kumamoto, Japan 2001
  • Visiting Professor
    New York, United States 2001
  • Invited Speaker
    New Haven, United States 2001
  • Visiting Professor
    Norfolk, United States 2000
  • Invited Speaker
    San Francisco, United States 1998
  • Invited Speaker
    Boston, United States 1996
  • Visiting Professor
    Milwaukee, United States 1995
  • Visiting Professor
    Wilmington, United States 1995
  • Visiting Professor
    Philadelphia, United States 1995
  • Faculty
    Houston, United States 1995
  • Visiting Professor
    Brooklyn, United States 1994
  • Invited Guest Speaker
    Arkansas, United States 1994
  • Visiting Professor
    Arkansas, United States 1994
  • Visiting Professor
    Providence, United States 1993
  • Visiting Professor
    Tucson, United States 1993
  • Invited Guest Speaker
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1993
  • Invited Speaker
    New York, United States 1993
  • Guest Lecturer
    Tokyo, Japan 1992
  • Guest Lecturer
    Kanagawa, Japan 1992
  • Visiting Professor
    Tokushima, Japan 1992
  • Guest Lecturer
    Yonago, Japan 1992
  • Guest Speaker
    Seoul, South Korea 1991
  • Guest Speaker
    Williamsburg, United States 1991
  • Guest Lecturer
    Tokyo, Japan 1991
  • Guest Lecturer
    Yonago, Japan 1991
  • Guest Lecturer
    Akita, Japan 1991
  • Guest Lecturer
    New York, United States 1990
  • Invited Speaker
    Burlington, United States 1990
  • Presentation
    New York, United States 1989
  • Presentation
    Columbus, United States 1989
  • Guest Speaker
    Stratton Mt., United States 1987
  • State of the Art Lecture
    Anaheim, United States 1987
  • Visiting Professor
    Toronto, Canada 1987
  • Lecturer
    New York, United States 1987
  • Visiting Professor
    Pusan, South Korea 1985
  • Visiting Professor
    Seoul, South Korea 1985
  • Guest Lecturer
    Pusan, South Korea 1985
  • Guest Lecturer
    Chungju-si, South Korea 1985
  • Visiting Professor
    Changsa, Hunan, China 1985
  • Guest Lecturer
    Tokyo, Japan 1985
  • Visiting Professor
    Akita, Japan 1985
  • Presentation
    Tokyo, Japan 1985
  • Visiting Professor
    Norwalk, United States 1984
  • Presentation
    New York, United States 1983
  • Presentation
    Chicago, United States 1983
  • Visiting Professor
    New York, United States 1982
  • Presentation
    Boston, United States 1982
  • Presentation
    Kansas City, United States 1982
  • Visiting Professor
    Padova, Italy 1981
  • Presentation
    Trieste, Italy 1981
  • Presentation
    Boston, United States 1981
  • Presentation
    New York, United States 1980
  • Presentation
    Boston, United States 1979
  • Presentation
    Boston, United States 1979
  • Presentation
    New York, United States 1979
  • Presentation
    Fuggi Terme, Italy 1978
  • Presentation
    Chicago, United States 1977
  • Presentation
    Honolulu, United States 1977
  • Presentation
    New Haven, United States 1977
  • "Recent Advances in Advancing the Undescended Testis"
    Boston, United States 1977
  • Presentation
    Houston, United States 1977
  • Presentation
    Los Angeles, United States 1974
  • Presentation
    New Haven, United States 1972
  • Presentation
    New Haven, United States 1971
  • Presentation
    Chicago, United States 1969

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine2016
Wyland F. Leadbetter Memorial LecturerSociety of Urologic Nurses and Associates2004
President of YNHH Medical StaffYNHH2004
Donald Guthrie endowed chairYale University2001
TrusteeAmerican Board of Urology1998
PresidentNew England Section, American Urological Association1995
NIH Merit AwardNational Institute of Health1991
"Lifetime Achievement Award", in recognition of significant contributions and leadership in the field of NeurologyUrodynamic Society1990
Master of Arts, Honoris CausaYale University, New Haven, CT1976
Second Prize, Exhibition on New Instruments, Procedures and Apparatus66th Annual Meeting, American Urological Association1971
Sigma XiYale University, New Haven, CT1970
Honorable Mention at Annual Prize Essay ContestMeeting of the New York Section of the American Urological Association1967
Magna Cum LaudeFranklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA1957
Phi Beta KappaFranklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA1956
Mathematics HonorsFranklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA1955
Mathematics HonorsFranklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA1954

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Pediatric Surgery CouncilMember2013 - 2014
Journal of Pediatric UrologyReviewer2013
PLOS ONEReviewer2013
Search Committee for Head of Medical Uro-oncologyMember2011
Journal of Pediatric UrologyReviewer2010 - 2011
NIH NIDDK Teleconference Special Emphasis Panel, Review Urothelium and UTI Program ProjectChairperson2010
NIH NIDDK Teleconference Special Emphasis Panel, Review Randomized Intervention for Vesicourtereal Reflux (RIVUR)Chairperson2010
Department of Urology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MAReviewer2010
NIH, NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel. Review O'Brien Urology Research Centers, Bethesda, MDChairperson2009
NIH, NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel, Review O'Brien Urology Research Centers, Washington, DCChairperson2009
YNHH Medical Staff Finance CommitteeMember2008 - 2014
NIH, NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel, re O'Brien Urology Research CentersChairperson2008
NIH, NIDDK Urology Special Emphasis Review Panel re SBIR GrantsMember2008
NIH, NIH Special Emphasis PanelMember2008
NIH, NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel, Review O'Brien Urology Research Centers, Arlington, VAChairperson2008
Prostate Cancer Research Program, DOD Study SectionMember2008
Yale Physician Associate Program Thesis Readers' CommitteeMember2008
Yale Cancer CenterMember2007 - 2014
Prostate Cancer Research Program, DOD Study SectionChairperson2007
British Journal of UrologyReviewer2007
Neurourology and UrodynamicsReviewer2007
UrologyReviewer2007
YNHH Medical Staff Nominating CommitteeMember2006 - 2014
YNHH Medical Staff Finance CommitteeChairperson2006 - 2007
NIH, NIH Special Study SectionMember2006
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Department of UrologyReviewer2006
American Board of UrologyBoard Member2005 - 2013
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Associates, Board of TrusteesMember2005 - 2009
NIH, NIDDK Urology Special Emphasis Review Panel re Vesico-ureteral RefluxChairperson2005
Society of University Urologists, Nominating CommitteeMember2005
YNHH Medical StaffPresident2004 - 2006
YNHH Medical StaffPresident2004 - 2006
YNHH Medical BoardChairperson2004 - 2006
YNHH Medical Board Administrative CommitteeChairperson2004 - 2006
YNHH Medical Staff CabinetChairperson2004 - 2006
Strategic Planning/Basic Science Committee2004 - 2005
American Board of UrologyVice President2004
Medical Committee of the Board of Trustees of YNHHMember2003 - 2006
American Board of Urology, Executive Committee2003 - 2004
NIH, NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel, re O'Brien Urology Research CentersChairperson2003
NIH, NIDDK Urology Special Emphasis Review Panel re Program Project GrantsChairperson2003
Member, NIDDK Urology Special Emphasis Review Panel re O'Brien Center GrantsChairperson2003
American Board of Urology, Nominating CommitteeChairperson2003
American Journal of PhysiologyReviewer2003
Brain ResearchReviewer2003
British Journal of UrologyReviewer2003
Yale University School of Medicine, Term Appointments and Promotions CommitteeMember2002 - 2005
American Board of Urology, Policy CommitteeChairperson2002 - 2004
Prostate Cancer Research Program, DOD Study SectionMember2002 - 2003
NIH, NIH Site Visit, Albert Einstein School of MedicineChairperson2002
NIH, NIH Renal and Urological Sciences IRG Study Section Boundaries TeamMember2002
Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, Site Selection CommitteeChairperson2002
Pediatric and Development PathologyReviewer2002
Mechanisms of Ageing and DevelopmentReviewer2002
UrologyReviewer2002
Department of Surgery Ohse Research CommitteeMember2001 - 2011
NIH, NIH Bladder Research Progress Review GroupMember2001 - 2002
American Board of Urology, Oral Exam Committee2001 - 2002
NIH, NIH Site Visit, University of MarylandChairperson2001
NIH, NIH Site Visit, Albert Einstein School of MedicineChairperson2001
NIH, NIDDK Urology Special Emphasis Review Panel re Program Project GrantsChairperson2001
Scientific Review SystemConsultant2001
Planning Committee for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesMember2001
American Journal of PhysiologyReviewer2001
YNNH Operating Room CommitteeMember2000 - 2011
Journal of UrologyInvestigative Urology Section2000 - 2008
ABOG / ABU, Committee on Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryMember2000 - 2004
American Board of Urology, Ad-Hoc Committee to Review Urologic SpecializationChairperson2000 - 2002
Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, Site Selection CommitteeMember2000 - 2001
Yale University School of Medicine, Billing Compliance Leadership GroupMember2000 - 2001
YNHH Performance Improvement Leadership GroupMember2000 - 2001
NIH, NIH Site Visit, University of MarylandChairperson2000
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Department of UrologyReviewer2000
Laboratory InvestigationReviewer2000
Fertility and SterlityReviewer2000
ACGME Panel for Accreditation Appeals in UrologyMember1999 - 2009
American Urological Association, Prize Essay Committee1999 - 2003
Yale Faculty Practice Board of GovernorsMember1999 - 2002
American Board of Urology / American Board of Medical SpecialtiesRepresentative1999 - 2001
YNNH Operating Room CommitteeChairperson1999 - 2001
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medical BoardMember1999 - 2001
American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Audit CommitteeMember1999 - 2000
NIH, NIH NIDDK Teleconference Special Grant Review MeetingChairperson1999
Jeffress TrustReviewer1999
Harvard Ad-Hoc Faculty Review Committee, Boston, MAMember1999
78th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, New Haven, CTCoordinator1999
New England Journal of MedicineReviewer1999
NIH, NIH NIDDK Teleconference Special Grant Review MeetingChairperson1998 - 2008
NIH, NIDDK External Advisory Committee (EAC) for the Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Trials Group (ICCTG)Chairperson1998 - 2004
American Board of UrologyBoard Member1998 - 2004
American Board of UrologyReviewer1998 - 2004
American Board of Urology, Recertification Committee1998 - 2004
American Board of Urology, Part I Examination Committee1998 - 2004
American Board of UrologyTrustee, American Board of Urology1998 - 2004
American Board of Urology, Policy Committee1998 - 2002
American Board of Urology, Finance Committee1998 - 2002
Clinical Advisor ProgramMember1998 - 2000
New England Section, American Urological Association, Resident Essay CommitteeChairperson1998 - 1999
NIH, NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel, re O'Brien Urology Research CentersChairperson1998
Medical Research Council of CanadaReviewer1998
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of UrologyReviewer1998
Journal of Cardiovascular PharmacologyReviewer1998
Kidney InternationalReviewer1998
Journal of UrologyReviewer1997 - 2014
New England Section, American Urological Association, Nominating Committee1997 - 1999
Department of Surgery, Ambulatory Care CommitteeChairperson1997 - 1999
NIH, NIH Advisory Panel on "Future Directions in Clinical Research in Interstitial CystitisMember1997
Life SciencesReviewer1997
New England Section, American Urological Association, Resident Essay Committee1996 - 1998
New England Section, American Urological Association, Nominating CommitteeChairperson1996 - 1997
NIH, NIH Urology Special Emphasis Panel (SEO)Chairperson1996
NIH, NIH National Advisory CouncilReviewer1996
FDAReviewer1996
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Department of UrologyReviewer1996
Harvard Ad-Hoc Faculty Review Committee, Boston, MAMember1996
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee1995 - 2011
Neurology and UrodynamicsEditor1995 - 2003
United States Pharmacopia / National Formulary, Advisory Panel1995 - 2000
Department of Surgery Ohse Research CommitteeMember1995 - 1999
Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Preferred Health Credentialing CommitteeMember1995 - 1997
American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Nominating Committee1995 - 1996
New England Section, American Urological AssociationPresident1995 - 1996
NIH, NIH Ad Hoc Review CommitteeMember1995
NIH, NIH Site Visit, University of PennsylvaniaChairperson1995
NIH, NIH Study Section, Basic and Epidemiologic-Research Related to Disorders of the Urinary BladderChairperson1995
Surgery Departmental Appointments and Promotions CommitteeMember1994 - 2011
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Space Utilization CommitteeMember1994 - 1999
UrologyReviewer1994 - 1997
New England Journal of MedicineReviewer1994 - 1996
New England Section, American Urological AssociationPresident1994 - 1995
Yale University School of Medicine, Search Committee for Chairman of the Department of RadiologyMember1994 - 1995
NIH, NIH Site Visit, University of PennsylvaniaChairperson1994
Yale University School of Medicine, Plenary Surgical Education CommitteeMember1993 - 2011
New England Section, American Urological Association, Executive Committee1993 - 1995
Yale Kidney Center, Advisory BoardMember1993 - 1995
NIH, External Reviewer of NIH O'Brien Center at the University of VirginiaReviewer1993
Medical Research Council of CanadaReviewer1993
New York Academy of Medicine, Edwin Beer Fund CommitteeMember1992 - 1999
Yale University School of Medicine, Medical Advisory Board of the Physician Associate ProgramMember1992 - 1998
New England Section, American Urological Association, Program Committee1992 - 1996
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Ambulatory Services Council1992 - 1996
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Committee of Residency Program Directors1992 - 1995
Life SciencesReviewer1992
UrologyReviewer1992
NIH, National Institutes of Health Reviewers ReserveMember1991 - 1995
American Urological Assocation, Prize Essay Committee1991 - 1992
New York Section of the American Urological Association, 1991 F.C. Valentine Resident's Essay Meeting, New York, New YorkPublic Official1991
Hospital of St. Raphael, Search Committee for Chairman of the Department of SurgeryMember1991
Society for Experimental Biology and MedicineReviewer1991
American Urological Association, Program Committee1990 - 2014
Scientific Review SystemConsultant1990
Philadelphia Urologic Resident's Night Competition, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPublic Official1990
American Journal of PhysiologyReviewer1990
NIH, NIH workshop on "Urological Disorders of Diabetes Mellitus"Participant1989
Kidney Foundation of CanadaReviewer1989
AMA, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technology & Therapeutic Assessment (DATTA) ProgramConsultant1988 - 1993
American Journal of PhysiologyReviewer1988
NIH, NIH Surgical Study Section A (Surgery, Anesthesia, and Trauma)Member1987 - 1991
New England Section, American Urological Association, Program Committee1987 - 1988
NIH, NIH Ad Hoc Review CommitteeMember1987
NIH, NIH Special Review Study Section for Research on Urinary Tract Diseases such as Interstital CystitisMember1987
6th Meeting of International Society for Dynamics of the Upper Urinary Tract (ISDU), Newport, Rhode Island, September 1986Chairperson1986
Yale University School of Medicine, Executive Committee, Department of SurgeryMember1986 - 2011
Journal of UrologyInvestigative Urology Section1986 - 2000
Yale University School of Medicine, Departmental Committee, Department of Surgery1986 - 1999
United States Pharmacopeia / National Formulary, Advisory Panel1986 - 1991
Yale University School of Medicine, VA Medical Center Research and Development CommitteeDean's Appointee1986 - 1989
American Urological Association, Program Committee1986 - 1987
NIH, NIH Planning and Organizing Committee for Interstitial Cystitis ConferenceMember1986 - 1987
NIH, NIH Surgical Study Section AMember1986
National Kidney FoundationReviewer1986
Yale University School of Medicine, Search Committee for Associate Dean for Clinical AffairdMember1986
American Urological Association, Female Urology Committee1985 - 1986
Medical Research Council of CanadaReviewer1985
Masters in UrologyBoard Member1985 - Present
American Urological Association, Judicial Committee1984 - 1988
NIH, NIH Surgical Study Section AMember1984
Yale University School of Medicine, Student Thesis Committee of the Department of SurgeryMember1983 - 1986
Yale University School of Medicine, Admissions CommitteeMember1983 - 1986
American Urological Assocation, Manpower Committee1983 - 1985
NIH, NIH Ad Hoc Review CommitteeMember1983 - 1984
NIH, NIH Biochemical Endocrinology Study SectionMember1983
Neurology and UrodynamicsBoard Member1982 - 1994
American Journal of Kidney DiseasesBoard Member1981 - 1984
American Urological Association, Continuing Education Component Committee to the Education CouncilConsultant1980 - 1984
American Journal of PhysiologyReviewer1980 - 1981
NIH, NIH Ad Hoc Review CommitteeMember1980
Surgery, Gynecology, and ObstetricsReviewer1980
Urology (7/78-9/78), Symposium on UreterSymposium on Ureter1978
Yale University School of Medicine, Progress Committee, Class of 1978Member1978
Dialogues in Pediatric UrologyBoard Member1977 - 1989
Investigative UrologyBoard Member1977 - 1986
Archives of SurgeryReviewer1977 - 1979
NIH, NIH Surgical Study Section AMember1977
Yale University School of Medicine, Board of OfficersMember1976 - 2014
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medical Staff CabinetMember1976 - 1988
American Urological Association and American Board of Urology, Committee on Education1976 - 1981
Circulation ResearchReviewer1976 - 1981
American Urological Association, Scientific Exhibit Committee1976 - 1977
NIH, NIH Surgical Study Section AMember1976
Journal of UrologyEditor1975 - 1982
American Urological Association, Research Committee1975 - 1980
NIH, Obstruction and Neuromuscular Diseases Committee of NIAMDD: Research Needs in Nephrology and UrologyCommittee Member1974 - 1976

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