Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery


Richard Weiss, MD


Education: BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1978

MD, New York University School of Medicine, 1982
Residency: General Surgery, New York University, 1982-1989
Fellowship: Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1986-1988
Pediatric Surgery, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, 1989-1991

Board Certifications

Pediatric Surgery

Faculty Appointment

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery, Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University


Dr. Weiss’ surgical expertise encompasses general pediatric surgery, neonatal surgery, surgical oncology, thoracic surgery, thyroid surgery, and GI tract surgery (including IBD). He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Weiss is co-director of the fetal evaluation center of Connecticut Children's and Hartford Hospital, and site director of the University of Connecticut surgery residency program.

Published Research

ECMO and guidelines for treatment of liver/spleen trauma