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Richard Weiss, MD, FACS

Pediatric Surgeon

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


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

    Clinical Expertise

    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.

    Selected Publications

    • ECMO and guidelines for treatment of liver/spleen trauma

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