Stefan C. Weiss, M.D., MHSc, is a Board Certified Dermatologist, committed to bringing the most advanced therapies to patients. Prior to opening his office, Dr. Weiss was Senior Medical Director at Connetics Corporation, a biotechnology company in Palo Alto, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley. Here, Dr. Weiss was the medical leader of the core teams that successfully completed the clinical studies required to generate three New Drug Applications (NDA). The approval of these three new therapies by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has improved the lives of thousands of patients suffering from psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
A native of Florida, Dr. Weiss was raised in Hollywood. He was the valedictorian at Nova High School, before going on to graduate Yale University cum laude and Duke University School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Weiss was chosen to participate in the Clinical Research Training Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. At the NIH, Dr. Weiss completed a fellowship in Bioethics and earned a Masters Degree (MHSc) in Clinical Research. As part of the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Weiss conducted one of the first studies to investigate the impact of psoriasis on quality of life.
Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Weiss was selected to be a Resident-Physician in the Department of Dermatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. One of the most prestigious departments in the nation, the Stanford University Department of Dermatology consistently ranks among the top 5 in NIH research funding. During these three years, Dr. Weiss received training from many of the country's most noted professors of medical, aesthetic, and surgical dermatology, including Mohs' Micrographic Surgery, a specialized form of surgery for cancers of the skin.
During residency, Dr. Weiss was actively involved in the Stanford clinical research unit and served as a sub-investigator on some of the clinical trials that helped to bring several novel therapies for the treatment of psoriasis to patients. His efforts resulted in numerous publications and presentations at major medical meetings. In his second year of residency, Dr. Weiss received the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) resident-research award.
Dr. Weiss has returned to his home-state of Florida where he brings to his patients the academic approach to the practice of medicine learned throughout his education at some of the world's top universities. Dr. Weiss is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is among the leadership of the Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID) where he directs the Pharmacology of Skin Course. He is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the ASDS, and the Skin Cancer Foundation.
In addition to his activities in clinical medicine and research, Dr. Weiss maintains an avid and active lifestyle. He enjoys sailing, kayaking, skiing, and diving, and his return to Florida will allow him to enjoy many of these activities year-round. He is an avid supporter of the arts and participates in the young professional societies of the Boca Art Museum and the Kravis Center. To learn more visit: Dr. Weiss' practice website.