Jeffrey Weinzweig, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig, the Chief Medical Officer of Adhereon, is a plastic surgeon considered to be an international expert in his field. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of numerous prestigious plastic surgery societies, Dr. Weinzweig is one of the most prolific authors and researchers in plastic surgery with 5 textbooks and more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and chapters to his credit. His book, Plastic Surgery Secrets, 2nd Edition, is one of the most widely read books in the field of plastic surgery and has been translated into numerous languages.
Dr. Weinzweig has trained at multiple Ivy League universities and several of the top institutions in the world. He received his undergraduate training from Columbia University, his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his residency training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery from the University of Chicago and Brown University, respectively. He is also double fellowship trained in craniofacial surgery and hand & wrist surgery, having trained at the University of Pennsylvania / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Connecticut / Hartford Hospital, respectively.
Dr. Weinzweig is a past chairman of plastic surgery at a large hospital in Boston and was one of the youngest academic plastic surgeons in his field to receive a chairmanship. Prior to his chairmanship, he was on the faculty at Brown University where he served as the Director of the Wound Healing & Tissue Engineering Laboratory. He maintains a private practice and serves as the Chief of Craniofacial Surgery and the Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Weinzweig is the Founder and Executive Director of Komedyplast, a non-profit international organization that treats children with complex craniofacial anomalies in developing countries who would otherwise receive no treatment.
Dr. Weinzweig’s extensive background as a researcher dates to his teens when he first developed numerous studies to treat breast and lung cancer in small animal models and promote wound healing in radiation- and chemotherapy-impaired animals. Over the past four decades, his work has received international recognition and numerous prestigious awards including the coveted James Barrett Brown Award from the American Association for Plastic Surgeons for the most significant contribution to the field of plastic surgery that year as selected from all papers published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the lead journal in the field. That work was among the very first to demonstrate the scarless nature of wound healing in the fetus. Dr. Weinzweig’s great interest in fetal surgery led him to develop the only true congenital model of cleft palate in a large animal model. To date, he remains the only surgeon to actually successfully perform cleft palate repairs in utero and subsequently assess fetal palate healing, function, and facial growth. This vast body of work has resulted in his finding that decreased fetal movement during the brief gestational period during which fetal palate fusion normally occurs actually produces clefting.
As an inventor, Dr. Weinzweig has multiple issued patents and numerous ones submitted that relate to craniofacial surgery, breast surgery, wound healing, and migraine headache treatment. As the Chief Medical Officer of Adhereon, Dr. Weinzweig brings true innovation and decades of experience as a scientist and surgeon to facilitate and advance the corporate vision.