Hello! My name is Dr. Eric Weiss and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2003. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 400 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center Grafton, and Aurora Medical Center Summit. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my ability to technically perform the most complex operations on the aortic and mitral valves as well as the thoracic aorta (root, ascending and arch) with excellent results. This stems from two advanced fellowships I completed following my general cardiac surgical training, focusing on surgery for advanced heart failure and advanced aortic surgery.
Patients who come to me can rest assured that every aspect of their surgery and post operative care will be performed and directed solely by me, and not a student, resident, fellow or trainee. I constantly strive to provide the most innovative and cutting edge care possible in a kind and compassionate manner, treating each patient with dignity and respect.
"Dr. Weiss performed an emergency operation on my aortic dissection at St. Lukes hospital. He literally saved my life! His quiet confidence and professionalism assured me and my wife we were in the right place with the right people. That means so much during those first scary days of hospitalization and helped me to recover more quickly. My recovery is progressing rapidly with little pain and no complications. Dr. Weiss and his team used the most advanced techniques to preserve and repair my heart. What could have been a tragedy turned into a celebration of life!"
-- Patrick Kerrigan, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 10/20/2015
"I'm so very pleased with the surgery I had with Dr. Weiss. The moment I met and talked with him, I knew he was the physician I would choose. I had seen another surgeon and was planning on "interviewing" three total. Instead of some other assistant answering my questions, Dr. Weiss gave me the time personally.
He came to see me three times in the hospital. He is very modern and up-to-date in the latest sense. I had though I wanted a surgeon with 30 years or "road work"... Not so.
His bedside manner was above what I could have hoped for. To book he accomplished an amazing minimally invasive incision. This is important to a woman.
I have already recommended Dr. Weiss to an acquaintance who needs the same surgery."
-- Deirdre Hallat, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/08/2014
I will never forget him. God is good!"
-- Oscar Rodriguez, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/23/2014
-- Maureen Hoffman, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/13/2014
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Eric Weiss, heart surgeon, graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2003.
After medical school, Dr. Weiss completed a General Surgery Residency at The Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery in 2006, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2009, a Masters in Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Medicine in 2009, a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center in 2013, an Advanced Fellowship in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center in 2013, and an Advanced Fellowship in Aortic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 2014.
Dr. Weiss is board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.