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Newsmaker: Dr. Kurt Weiss

About Luis Fábregas
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Medical Editor
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Luis Fábregas is an award-winning reporter who specializes in medical and healthcare issues as a member of the Tribune-Review’s investigations team.
Dr. Kurt Weiss, orthopedic surgeon at UPMC

By Luis Fábregas

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Weiss received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a laboratory program in sarcoma research. The $827,280 grant will allow him to study sarcoma, a cancer that arises in tissues such as bone and muscle.

Occupation: Orthopedic surgeon at UPMC and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Age: 39

Residence: Hampton

Family: Wife, Laura; son, Connor; and daughter, Annaliese

Background: Weiss was diagnosed with sarcoma in his leg as a teenager. The cancer spread to other parts of his body, and his leg was eventually amputated. The experience led him to study medicine and to work with cancer patients.

Education: He earned a bachelor's degree in history and pre-medicine at the University of Notre Dame. He obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Weiss completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Quote: “My goal is to figure out the difficult journey that these cancer cells make from the tumor into the lungs, in order to save some people's lives.”

 

 

 
 


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