Faculty

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William M. Weiss, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAOS

Weiss, William

Assistant Professor
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Extremity Reconstruction

Biography:

Dr Weiss completed 2 Undergraduate Science degrees (BSc Biochemistry & BSc Human Kinetics) and a Master of Science degree (MSc Biochemistry), while being involved in athletics and becoming Nationally Certified in Coaching, Fitness Training, and Exercise Physiology. He then pursued Medical School (MD) and Residency training in Orthopedic Surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr Weiss then completed his first Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Extremity Reconstruction fellowship in Canada (University of Alberta) before coming to Texas to complete a second Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (Plano Orthopedics & Sports Medicine) accredited by the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He then proceeded to complete a third fellowship in Orthopedic Foot, Ankle and Lower Extremity Reconstruction (University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB) accredited by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) before taking a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) - El Paso.

In 4 years at TTUHSC, Dr Weiss became Director of Research and Director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, and served as Associate Research Director for the combined William Beaumont US Army Medical Center/TTUHSC Orthopedic Residency Program (the only joint military and civilian residency program in the US). He was the Medical Director of Sports Medicine for Univeristy Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso, instituting a Sports Medicine Program that allowed him to be the physician and orthopedic surgeon for numerous high school sports programs, and teams from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Dr Weiss was also the orthopedic surgeon for the El Paso Locomotive professional soccer team, and cared for active duty members of the US Army.

As TTUHSC El Paso is the only level 1 Trauma center in a roughly 300 mile radius, Dr Weiss was also able to care for trauma patients and those with complex injuries requiring multiple ligament knee reconstructions, meniscal allograft transplantation, and complex shoulder, elbow, hip or lower extremity reconstructions relevant to both sports medicine and trauma. During his time with TTUHSC, Dr Weiss became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS), and was recognized with his colleagues and first-responders who responded, and cared for the victims of the El Paso shooting in 2019.

Dr Weiss returns to UTMB with aims to further his teaching and research goals in orthopedic surgery, with a focus on sports medicine and basic science. He will also, with the assistance of his colleagues, continue the development of a Multi-Disciplinary Sports Medicine Program that focuses on education, research, and the care of athletes in the Galveston-Houston area.

Clinical Interests:

Dr Weiss specializes primarily in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Extremity Reconstruction, and due to his considerable fellowship training has a broad focus that includes the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot. He has primary interest in treating sports injuries, but also treats traumatic injuries or fractures, and other degenerative or deforming conditions of the upper and lower extremity.

He is member of numerous orthopedic, sports medicine, cartilage repair, and foot & ankle associations and committees, serving as a Board Member for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS), and a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), and International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).

Conditions Treated:

Sports injuries:        
Shoulder - Dislocation or Labral tear, Acromioclavicular Separation, Throwing Injuries, Rotator Cuff Tears, Biceps Tendinosis, Pectoralis Major Ruptures 
Elbow - Instability or Pain, Throwing Injuries, Distal Biceps Rupture
Hip - Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Injuries or Deficiency
Knee - Dislocation or Multiple Ligament Injuries, Injury of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) or Medial and Lateral/Posterolateral Collateral Ligaments (MCL or LCL/PLC), Patellar Instability, Meniscal or Cartilage Injuries or Deficiency        
Foot & Ankle - Ankle Instability, Peroneal Tendon Injury or Instability, Achilles tendon rupture, Tendon injuries of the Ankle, Lisfranc Dislocation or Injury, Plantar Plate Rupture, Spring Ligament Deficiency
Trauma & Fracture: Upper & Lower Extremity
Degenerative Conditions or Deformity: Upper & Lower Extremity

Research Interests:

Dr Weiss is an Editor for the Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA), and an Editorial Board member for both Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery (the primary journal of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, AANA) and the Bone & Joint Journal: Bone & Joint 360. He provides regular insight and commentary on Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for these journals and their international audience. He remains a reviewer for numerous prominent sports medicine, general orthopedic surgery, and foot & ankle journals.

Dr Weiss has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts on various subjects that include the basic science of immune cell in viral infection, orthopedic tissue engineering (meniscus, cartilage and bone) using stem cells and 3-dimensional printed or microgravity culture, and numerous technical manuscripts and clinical outcome studies in sports medicine, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedic trauma. He has also authored chapters in nationally and internationally published orthopedic books covering topics in arthroscopy and sports medicine, foot & ankle surgery, general orthopedics, and care of active-duty military patients.

His research interests continue to be broad, and include biochemistry, immunology, exercise physiology, fitness training, skill acquisition and development, tissue repair and engineering (cartilage, meniscus and bone), human biomechanics, and clinical techniques and outcomes in sports medicine and orthopedics. Dr Weiss has ongoing research collaborations with the University of Alberta, TTUHSC and UTEP that involve tissue engineering and clinical outcomes studies. He has obtained numerous small grants for both biomechanical, education and clinical outcomes investigations.

Education:

Fellowship Training:

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy & Extremity Reconstruction: University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy & Extremity Reconstruction: Plano Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Plano, TX
Foot, Ankle & Lower Extremity Reconstruction: University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX

Residency Training:

University of Ottawa & The Ottawa Hospital - Ottawa, ON, Canada 

Medical School:

Queens’ University - Kingston, ON, Canada: Medical Doctor (MD) 

Graduate Training:

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON, Canada: Master of Science (Biochemistry) 

Undergraduate Training:

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON, Canada: Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)
University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON, Canada: Bachelor of Science (Human Kinetics)

Board Certification, Membership & Fellowship:

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) Board Eligible
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) - Orthopedic Surgery
Board Member: Social Media - Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Board Member: Surgeon Communications & Editor: Current Issues - Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)
Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Member of the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Associate of the Texas Orthopaedic Association
Member of the Canadian Arthroscopy Association (CAA)
Member of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
Exercise Physiologist - Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CEP)
Level III Coach - Canadian National Coaching Certification Program
Fitness Training Specialist - Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals 

Leaderships & Committee Positions:

01/2020-10/2020: Orthopedic Director - Trauma Research Committee for University Medical Center & Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
05/2019-10/2020: Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Univeristy Medical Center of El Paso
09/2019-present: Social Media Board of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
02/2019-10/2020: El Paso Locomotive Football Club Surgical Director & Orthopedic Surgeon
01/2018-10/2020: Texas Tech University Center for Advanced Teaching and Assessment in Clinical Simulation (ATACS) Board of Advisors
05/2017-present: Texas Tech University Annual West Texas Sports Medicine Symposium Conference Director
03/2017-10/2020: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Orthopedic Surgery & University Medical Center Physical Therapy Regional Conference Committee
01/2017-10/2020: Texas Tech University Center for Advanced Teaching and Assessment in Clinical Simulation West Texas Clinical Simulation Conference Committee
09/2016-10/2020: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Continuing Medical Education Committee
06/2016-present: Social Media Task Force of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA); Annual Meeting Social Media Ambassador 2018
06/2016-present: Surgeon and Internal Communications Committee of the Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA)
09/2003-06/2007: Elected Vice President - Social of Queens University School of Medicine, Class of 2007
09/1996-02/1998: Elected Representative of the Department of Biochemistry, and Vice President - Academics for the Science Student’s Association of the University of Ottawa

Editorial Assignments:

02/2019-present: : Editor - Current Issues: Canadian Orthopedic Association
08/2018-present: Editorial Board - Bone & Joint Journal - Bone & Joint 360: Sports Medicine
01/2018-present: Editorial Board - Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery
06/2014-present: Medical Journal Reviewer (Arthroscopy Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Foot & Ankle Orthopedics, Foot & Ankle Specialist, Foot & Ankle International; Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS - Reviewer Appreciation List 2015 & 2016); European Journal of Orthopedic Trauma; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, American Journal of Sports Medicine)

Peer Reviewed Scientific Publications:

  1. Hagedorn J, Chen J, Weiss WM, Fredrickson S & Fallace JJ. Interviewing in the Wake of COVID-19: How Orthopaedic Residencies, Fellowships, and Applicants should prepare for Virtual Interviews. JAAOS. 2020; In Press
  2. Alonzo M, Kumar SA, Primo FA, Mudloff J, Dominguez E, Fregoso G, Ortiz N, Weiss WM & Joddar B. Bone Tissue Engineering Techniques, Advances and Scaffolds for Treatment of Bone Defects. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.  2020; In Press
  3. E Stautberg, WM Weiss, S Bender & V Panchbhavi. Outcomes of Lisfranc injuries treated with joint preserving fixation. Indian J of Orthop 2020; 54(5): 594-598 PMID: 32850022
  4. MA Khalid, WM Weiss, M Iloanya, & VK Panchbhavi. Dual purpose use of flexor hallucis longus tendon for management of chronic achilles tendon ruptures. Foot and Ankle Specialist. 2018; October 11 PMID: 30306791
  5. I Fernandez, WM Weiss, & V Panchbhavi. Evaluation of the area of Lisfranc ligament damaged by screw fixation. Foot and Ankle Specialist. 2018; March 1 PMID: 29575922
  6. WM Weiss, A Mulet-Sierra, M Kunze, NM Jomha, & AB Adesida. Coculture of Meniscus Cells and Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Simulated Microgravity. Nature Partner Journals: Microgravity. 2017; 3(28). PMID: 29147680
  7. WM Weiss, RP Saucedo, JD Robinson, CJ Lo, R Morris & V Panchbhavi. The effect of angle of insertion on pullout strength of calcaneal suture anchors: Challenging the dead man’s angle. Foot and Ankle Specialist. 2017; 10(5): 411-414 PMID:27881831
  8. WM Weiss, PS Safavi & V Panchbhavi. Gravity Stress view for the diagnosis of Lisfranc injuries. Cureus. 2017; 9(2)
  9. WM Weiss & FA Barber. All-inside meniscal repair. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy. 2016; Aug-Nov; 1(2): 8-13
  10. WM Weiss, EJ Sanders, JM Crates, and FA Barber. An arthroscopic approach for the excision of a symptomatic os trigonum. Arthroscopy 2015; 31(11): 2082-2088 PMID: 26076662
  11. WM Weiss and D Johnson. Update on meniscal debridement and resection. J Knee Surg, 2014; Dec 27(6): 413-22. PMID: 25162409
  12. D Johnson and WM Weiss. Meniscal repair using the inside-out suture technique. Clin Sports Med 2012; 31(1): 15-31. PMID: 22108657
  13. D Johnson and WM Weiss. Meniscal repair using the inside-out suture technique. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2012; 20(2): 68-76. PMID: 22555203
  14. W Weiss, D Bardana, and D Yen. Delayed presentation of fat embolism syndrome after intramedullary nailing of a fractured femur: A case report. J Trauma 2009. 66(3):E42-E45 PMID: 18288010
  15. W Weiss, D Bardana, and D Yen. Anterior surgical treatment for an extension-distraction spine injury: A case report. J Trauma 2009;66(2):E17-E19. PMID: 18288011
  16. D Yen & W Weiss. Results of adjusted-dose heparin for thromboembolism prophylaxis in knee replacement compared to those found for its use in hip fracture surgery and elective hip replacement. Iowa Orthop J 2007;27: 47-51 PMID: 17907429
  17. D Creery, W Weiss, G Graziani-Bowering, Z Aziz, JB Angel, and A Kumar. Differential regulation of CXCR4 and CCR5 expression by IL-4 and IL-13 is associated with inhibition of chemotaxis and HIV-1 replication but not HIV entry into human monocytes. Viral Immunol 2006;19(3): 409-423. PMID: 16987060
  18. D Creery, W Weiss, WT Lim, Z Aziz, J Angel, and A Kumar. Down-regulation of CXCR-4 and CCR-5 expression by interferon-gamma is associated with inhibition of chemotaxis and human immunodeficiency (HIV) replication but not HIV entry into human monocytes. Clin Exp Immunol 2004;137(1):156-165. PMID: 15196257
  19. D Creery, JB Angel, S Aucoin, W Weiss, DW Cameron, F Diaz-Mitoma, and A Kumar. Nef protein of human immunodeficiency virus and lipopolysaccharide induce expression of CD14 on human monocytes through differential utilization of interleukin-10. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 2002;9(6):1212-1221. PMID: 12414752

Book Chapters:

  1. WM Weiss & FA Barber. Osteochondral Autograft: Technique and review of outcomes compared to alternatives. In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Vol 1; 3rd Edition, Chapter 38. Wiesel S., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2020 In Press
  2. MP Pallis, JT Lanzi, EM Garcia, WM Weiss, & AG Chan. Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries in the United States Active Duty Military Population. In: GC Fanelli, Ed. The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management, 3rd Edition. Chapter 43, 2019.
  3. WM Weiss, M Patel, H Scofield, & V Panchbhavi. The diabetic foot and ankle. In: MW Chapman & MA James Eds, Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgery, 4th Edition. Chapter 20.1, 2019
  4. WM Weiss, M Patel, & V Panchbhavi. Diabetic infections of the foot and ankle. In: MW Chapman & MA James Eds, Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgery, 4th Edition. Chapter 20.2, 2019
  5. WM Weiss, S Mackenzie, & V Panchbhavi. Charcot Neuropathy. In: MW Chapman & MA James Eds, Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgery, 4th Edition. Chapter 20.3, 2019
  6. D Johnson and WM Weiss. All-Inside Meniscal Repair. In: R Malhotra, Ed. Mastering Orthopaedic Techniques – Knee Soft Tissue Reconstruction Surgery. 2016
  7. WM Weiss and V Panchbhavi. Talar head and neck fractures. In: MS Dhillon, Ed. Hind Foot Trauma. 2015
  8. FA Barber and WM Weiss. Osteochondral Autograft: Technique and review of outcomes compared to alternatives. In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Vol 1; 2nd Edition, Chapter 38. Wiesel S., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2016, pp. 339-347.
  9. D Johnson and WM Weiss. Basic Arthroscopic Principles. In: JC DeLee, D Drez, & MD Miller, Eds. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – Principles and Practice, 4th Edition, Chapter 11. 2014

Invited Commentary and Editorials:

  1. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: The Evidence for the Use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cells in Orthopedic Surgery. COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 128 Fall/Automne 2020 https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/coa_bulletin__128_-_fall_2020
  2. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Canadian Perspectives - The Use of Stem Cells in Orthopedic Surgery. COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 128 Fall/Automne 2020 https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/coa_bulletin__128_-_fall_2020
  3. WM Weiss. Updates on Bankart Repair, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Repair.  Bone & Joint 360, 2020. 9(4): 21-22 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.94.360793
  4. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Mesenchymal stem in the Subacromial Bursa: Do Cells Understand Statistical Significance? Arthroscopy, 2020. 36(8): 2069-2070 PMID: 32747055
  5. WM Weiss. Rotational Laxity in ACL Injury, Revision ACL Reconstruction with Hybrid Grafts, Impact of PRP on Rotator Cuff Repair, and Return to Sport after Sternoclavicular Joint Reconstruction.  Bone & Joint 360, 2020. 9(3): 18-19 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.93.360772
  6. WM Weiss. OrthoTalk Podcast https://youtu.be/2EFGEIxWwGI
  7. WM Weiss. Staying Active during COVID-19. Facebook Live Event with Mighty Mujer Triathalon Group https://www.facebook.com/MightyMujer/videos
  8. WM Weiss. Stem Cells in the Media and Advances in Treatment of ACL injuries.  Bone & Joint 360, 2020. 9(2): 18-19 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.92.360759
  9. WM Weiss. Active Shooter: El Paso. COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 126 Spring/Printemps 2020 https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/bulletin_hires_2eadf78edeb648
  10. WM Weiss. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with a focus on Graft Characteristics.  Bone & Joint 360, 2020. 9(1):23-24 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.92.360750
  11. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Canadian Perspectives - “What do you mean, You haven’t seen a DHS?”COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 125 Fall/Automne 2019. https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/fall_2019_coa_bulletin__125
  12. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Canadian Perspectives - Ambulatory Surgery Centres: Could they work in Canada like they do in the United States? COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 124 Summer/Ete 2019. https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/bulletin_hires_09911197f155cd
  13. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Introducing Competence by Design in Orthopedic Surgery Training. COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 124 Summer/Ete 2019. https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/bulletin_hires_09911197f155cd
  14. WM Weiss. Pediatric ACL complications, Lumbar Disc Herniation Treatment, Hip Dysplasia and Atrophy of Gluteal Muscles.  Bone & Joint 360, 2019. 8(6): 18-19 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.86.360728
  15. WM Weiss. ACL Reconstruction and Repair Updates, MACI Outcomes in Osteoarthritis.  Bone & Joint 360, 2019. 8(5): 20-21 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.85.360716
  16. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Neuropathy after fascia iliaca blocks for hip arthroscopy: Should we just blame anesthesia? Arthroscopy, 2019. 35(10): 2832-2833 PMID: 31604500
  17. WM Weiss. Shoulder Arthroscopy Risks in Diabetics, Shoulder Stabilization in Overhead Athletes and Meniscal Repair in Patients Over 40 years.  Bone & Joint 360, 2019. 8(4):22-23 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.84.360713
  18. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Bone & “Joint Pain” COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 123 Spring/Printemps 2019. https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/spring_2019_coa_bulletin?e=15033546/69922827
  19. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Techniques - The “Critical Corner” is just not as exciting as the “Killer Turn”…  Arthroscopy, 2019; 35(4):1195-1196. PMID: 30954111
  20. WM Weiss. Sports: The role of allografts and repair in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Bone & Joint 360, 2019. 8(3):18-19 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.83.360690
  21. WM Weiss. Sports: Hip arthroscopy outcomes and return to play or duty. Bone & Joint 360, 2018. December (7)6:18-21 https://doi.org/10.1302/2048-0105.76.360650
  22. WM Weiss. Editorial Commentary: Technical advances in fixation for arthroscopic ACL reconstruction will not take the place of good technique… or a strong arm! Arthroscopy, 2018; 34(9):2675-2676 PMID: 30178307
  23. WM Weiss. Online Videos: The next step in surgical education… or more useless videos on the internet? COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 119 Spring/Printemps 2018. https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/bulletin__119_spring_2018
  24. A Huang & WM Weiss. Engage, Network, Listen: Twitter Tips and Tricks for Canadian Surgeons. COA Bulletin ACO. Issue 115 Winter/Hiver 2016/2017. https://issuu.com/coa-aco/docs/coa_bulletin__115_winter_2016-17
  25. The El Paso Physician: Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. Television appearance on KCOS PBS (El Paso, 2017) http://www.pbs.org/video/3000305316/      

Presented Research:

  1. M Craft, R Khalifa, I Fernandez & WM Weiss. Outcomes of Hybrid Grafts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction are Equivalent to Hamstring Autografts in High Risk Patients. Presented at Texas Tech Univeristy Health Sciences Center Scholarly Activity and Research Program Symposium (El Paso, 2019)
  2. E Potter, I Fernandez & WM Weiss. Subjective and objective outcomes of multi-ligament knee reconstruction for traumatic dislocation. Presentation at Clinical Orthopedic Society 106th Annual Meeting (Austin, 2018)
  3. E Potter, I Fernandez & WM Weiss. A randomized controlled trial of the transfer of basic arthroscopic skills to diagnostic knee arthroscopy. Presentation at Clinical Orthopedic Society 106th Annual Meeting (Austin, 2018)
  4. JD Guerra, I Fernandez, E Potter, C Alvara, HA Balsiger, T Gest, & WM Weiss. The impact of shoulder position on arterial flow through the upper extremity. Presentation at 39th Annual International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) World Congress (Montreal, 2018)
  5. E Potter, I Fernandez & WM Weiss. Subjective and objective outcomes of multi-ligament knee reconstruction for traumatic dislocation. Poster #52554 at 39th Annual International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) World Congress (Montreal, 2018)
  6. JD Guerra, I Fernandez, E Potter, C Alvara, HA Balsiger, T Gest, & WM Weiss. The impact of shoulder position on arterial flow through the upper extremity. Presentation at American Association of Clinical Anatomists 35th Annual Meeting (Atlanta, 2018).
  7. WM Weiss, EJ Sanders, JM Crates, and FA Barber: Arthroscopic technique for excision of symptomatic os trigonum. Presentation at Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting (Hollywood, 2014).
  8. WM Weiss and JW Pollock. Treatment of superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) lesions in elite military paratroopers: A pilot study. Presented at The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa - Hans Uhtoff Orthopaedic Research Day (Ottawa, 2011)
  9. W Weiss, D Creery, J Angel, W Lim, M Kozlowski, AD Badley, F Diaz-Mitoma and A Kumar. The regulation of CXCR4 and CCR5 expression on human monocytes by IFN-gamma: Functional implications on cell migration and HIV infection. Presented as a poster, Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Day (Toronto, 2001).
  10. W Weiss, D Creery, and A Kumar. HIV-1 nef protein alters expression of CD14, chemokine receptors and B7 isoforms on umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells. Presented at American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research Meeting (San Francisco, 1999).
  11. W Weiss and DJ Franks. The expression and regulation of protein kinase-C isoforms in human breast cancer cell lines during the cell cycle. University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Day (Ottawa, 1998).

Awarded Grants:

  • Texas Tech Univeristy Health Sciences Center Scholarly Activity and Research Program Student Travel Grant (2019): Outcomes of Hybrid Grafts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction are Equivalent to Hamstring Autografts in High Risk Patients.
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of the Vice President for Research Seed Grant (2018): Transfer of basic arthroscopic skills between simulation tasks
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Orthopedic Resident Research Grant (2018): A biomechanical comparison of the Sonic Anchor to traditional cancellous suture anchors

Invited Lectures:

  • WM Weiss. Current use of Biologics in Orthopedic Surgery. University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Materials in Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference (El Paso, 2020)
  • WM Weiss. Instructional Course Lecture: Getting Wired - The ins and outs of Setting Up an Online Presence Safely and Legally. Canadian Orthopedic Association Annual Conference  (Halifax, 2020)
  • WM Weiss. El Paso Active Shooter: Lessons Dictated by Circumstance. Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference  (San Antonio, 2020)
  • WM Weiss. When Everything that could Go Wrong with a Knee Dislocation Does… and More. Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference  (San Antonio, 2020)
  • WM Weiss. Concussion: On Field Assessment. University Medical Center Occupational and Physical Therapy Services Conference (El Paso, 2020)
  • WM Weiss. Meniscal Allograft Transplantation with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Young Patients: Indications, Techniques and Outcomes. University of Texas Medical Branch Orthopedic Conference (Galveston, 2019)
  • WM Weiss Orthopedic Simulation Lecture Series - Wound Management, Knee Exam, Shoulder Exam. Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (El Paso, 2019)
  • WM Weiss. Updates in Orthopedic Knee and Shoulder Rehabilitation. University Medical Center Occupational and Physical Therapy Services Conference (El Paso, 2019)
  • WM Weiss Orthopedic Simulation Lecture Series - Wound Management, Knee Exam, Shoulder Exam. Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (El Paso, 2018)
  • WM Weiss. Causes and Management of Ankle Instability. Texas Tech University Sports Medicine Fellowship Program (El Paso, 2018)
  • WM Weiss. Paediatric Knee and Foot Injuries Not to Miss. Don't Fall in the Trap! Commonly Missed Orthopaedic Injuries in the Emergency Room. (El Paso, 2018)
  • WM Weiss. Knee Dislocation: Spectrum of Injury, Evolution of Treatment & Modern Outcomes. 18th Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference & Paediatric Update (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss Orthopedic Simulation Lecture Series - Wound Management, Suturing, Knee Exam, Shoulder Exam. Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss. Knee Injuries & Surgical Indications in the Athlete: Anterior Cruciate Ligament & Meniscus. Texas Tech University Sports Medicine Fellowship Program (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss. Foot & Ankle Injuries in Athletes. Texas Tech University Sports Medicine Fellowship Program (El Paso, 2017).
  • WM Weiss. ACL Injury Prevention. Texas Tech University Sports Medicine Symposium (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss. Bracing and Knee Injuries: Whats the Evidence? Texas Tech University Sports Medicine Symposium (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss. Foot & Ankle Injuries in Athletes. Texas Tech University Sports Medicine Symposium (El Paso, 2017).
  • WM Weiss. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Motion from Injury to Return to Sport. University Medical Center & Texas Tech University Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Conference (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss. Arthroscopy of the Knee: Reducing Complications with Clinical Simulation. 5th Annual Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss. Arthroscopy of the Shoulder: Reducing Complications with Clinical Simulation. 5th Annual Clinical Simulation Conference of West Texas (El Paso, 2017)
  • WM Weiss Hip and Knee Injuries in the Paediatric Athlete. Paediatric Orthopedic Diseases and Injuries: What You Need to Know, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (El Paso, 2017).
  • WM Weiss Shoulder Injuries in the Paediatric Athlete. Paediatric Grand Rounds, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (El Paso, 2016).
  • WM Weiss. Graft choice for ACL reconstruction: Review of the literature. Presented at University of Alberta - Controversies in Orthopaedics (Jasper, 2013).

Honours:

  • Recognized as an El Pasoan of the Year & Texas Medical Board President’s Award recipient with Colleagues & First Responders from El Paso Active Shooter Event of August 3 (2019)
  • Honorary Team Physician Greater El Paso Football Showcase (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Texas Tech University Paul L Foster School of Medicine Scholarly Activity and Research Program Symposium (SARP) Judge (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • US Army William Beaumont Army Medical Center Research Day Moderator (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) - Guest Reviewer Appreciation (2015 & 2016)
  • Queens University School of Medicine Aesculapian Award (2007)
  • Queens University School of Medicine Award of Merit (2006)
  • Queens University School of Medicine Scholarship (2007), Moore-Fairburn Scholarship (2004), & Adiel Steacy Memorial Scholarship (2003 & 2005) for academics
  • University of Ottawa’s Mederic Montpetit Award & Scholarship (2002) for the highest academic standing in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • University of Ottawa’s Merit Scholarship (2002) for academic achievement
  • University of Ottawa Dean’s Honour List (1998, 2002, 2003) for academic achievement
  • Canadian Junior Football League: Ottawa Sooners’ Kerr Memorial Trophy (1997) for dedication, desire and team spirit.
  • Captained Ottawa Sooners football club to Canadian Junior Championship (1997) and Ottawa Amateur Athletic Team of the Year (1997).
  • Canadian Junior Football League’s Academic Award & Scholarship (1996).



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