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

SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1960)
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY, Second (Cornell) Medical Division,  (1960 - 1961)
Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY, General Surgery  (1961 - 1962)
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)
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Urology  (1965 - 1967)
Board Certification
Urology, Board Certified  (1970)

Honors & Recognition

  • Mathematics Honors
    Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (1954)
  • Mathematics Honors
    Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (1955)
  • 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)

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