Dr. Weinberger is a surgeon-scientist at Georgia Regents University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Health Sciences University) in Augusta, Georgia. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, with additional graduate and post-graduate training at Yale University, Georgia Health Sciences University, and the University College of London / Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2006 Fanconi Award from the American Head and Neck Society, the AMA Foundation National Leadership Award in 2007 from the American Medical Association, and he was a finalist for a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Research award from the US Department of State in 2010, His clinical specialty is Laryngology and complex airway reconstruction.
Dr. Weinberger’s research program is focused on developing novel therapies for anaplastic thyroid cancer, a disease for which there are no effective treatment options and most patients die within 6 months of diagnosis from airway collapse. He also has extramurally funded investigations into novel nanotechnology biomaterials applied to the area of regenerative medicine and airway reconstruction.
In addition to his surgical and research roles, Dr. Weinberger serves on the national level as a member of the Science Education Committee of the American Association for Cancer Research and is a champion for promoting science and cancer research career options to disadvantaged high school and undergraduate students.