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Michael Weingarten

Michael Weingarten, MD, MBA

Professor; Assistant Dean, Medical Scholars Tracks


Department: Surgery

Practices: Drexel Surgery

Specialties: Vascular Surgery, Wound Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Education

  • MD - College of Physicians and Surgeons - Columbia University (1974)
  • MBA - Villanova University (1996)
  • BS in Biology and Chemistry - SUNY at Binghamton (1966)

Michael S. Weingarten, MD, MBA, FACS, is the medical director of the Drexel Comprehensive Wound Healing Program and the Drexel University College of Medicine Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory. He has been chief of vascular surgery at Drexel Medicine since June 2004. Dr. Weingarten sees patients in Center City Philadelphia.

Awards and Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (1994, 1996, 1998, 2011-2016)
  • Listed in Best Doctors (2009-2010, 2011-2012)
  • Appointed International Ambassador to Scandinavia Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
  • Inducted into the American Venous Forum (1995)

Clinical Services

Minimally invasive surgery, Carotid artery disease

Affiliated Hospitals

Hahnemann University Hospital

Fellowships

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery - Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI (1980)

Residencies

  • General Surgery - NYU Bellevue Medical Center, New York, NY (1979)

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Dean, Medical Scholars Tracks, October 2016 – Present
  • Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, July 2004 – Present
  • Faculty Advisor to the 1st and 2nd Year Medical Student Surgical Interest Club at Drexel University College of Medicine, 2002 – Present
  • Surgical Faculty USMLE Part II. Review Course for 3rd Year Medical Students at Drexel University College of Medicine, 2002 – Present
  • Mentor for 1st Year Medical Students – Part of the Mentoring Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, 2001 – Present

Awards and Honors

  • Chosen to give the Hippocratic Oath at Graduation Ceremony Class of 2007
  • Received the Golden Apple Award from the Class of 2004, 2005, and 2008
  • June Klinghoffer Clinical Educator Award from Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Chosen by the Class of 2006 to be Invocation Speaker, Commencement for Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Chosen by the Class of 2006 to be Drexel University College of Medicine's Arnold P. Gold Student Clinician Ceremony, Keynote Speaker On Humanism And Teaching
  • Chosen by the Class of 2004 to be the Invocation Speaker, Commencement Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Drexel University College of Medicine Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at MCP
  • Drexel University College of Medicine Blockley-Osler Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Family Practice Residency Program, Crozer-Chester Keystone Health System
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching for the University of Pennsylvania
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the University of Pennsylvania Medical School
  • Outstanding Teaching Attending Award for the Department of Surgery, Graduate Hospital (1989 and 1991)
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor (Surgery) at NYU - Bellevue Medical Center in New York, NY

Research Interests

Near infrared imaging of wounds

Research

Selected Research

"Near Infrared Imaging of Wounds in a Diabetic Rat Model"
Principal Investigator in collaboration with the Drexel Bioengineering School
Awarded Tobacco Grant Funds – Protocol Submitted for Approval to Drexel University IACUC

"Near Infrared Imaging of Diabetic Foot Wounds"
Principal Investigator in collaboration with Drexel College of Bioengineering and the MCP Wound Healing Center
(2002 - Present)

"Near Infrared Wound Monitor"
Co-Principal Investigator with Drexel School of Biomedical Engineering
Coulter Foundation Project (2009 - Present)

"Alimentary Protein-based Scaffolds for Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine"
Co-Principal Investigator with Drexel School of Biomedical Engineering
Coulter Foundation Project (2009 - Present)

"Acousto-optic Theragnostic Approach for Chronic Wound Management"
Co-Principal Investigator with Drexel School of Biomedical Engineering
(2009 - Present)

In the Media

"New hope for healing chronic wounds"
FOX 29 (January 18, 2017)

"NIH Funds Clinical Trial to Test Device That Heals Wounds with Ultrasound"
DrexelNow (November 29, 2016)

"The Story of No. 14/241,709"
Drexel Magazine (Summer 2016)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(April 28, 2016)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2015)

"Pa. husband and wife team talk about caring for soldiers amid 'constant change' at Landstuhl"
Newsworks.org (November 6, 2014)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2014)

"Expose Wounds to the Right Kind of Sounds, And They Heal Faster"
Smithsonian.com (January 8, 2014)

"Drexel prof prescribes health care business course for med students" 
Newsworks.org (November 29, 2013)

"Ultrasound Tech Could Heal Wounds"
The Triangle (August 23, 2013)

"Ultrasound Patch Heals Venous Ulcers in Human Trial"
National Institutes of Health (August 1, 2013)

"Drexel Researchers Develop Therapeutic Ultrasound Technology For Healing Chronic Wounds"
(August 1, 2013)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2013)

"Miracle Medicine"
Philadelphia magazine (May 2012)

"Faculty Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine"
(May 1, 2012)


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Vascular Associates
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.7008
Fax: 215.762.8699