Dr. Robert A. Weiss is a former Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has served as President of three major dermatologic/vein surgery organizations: The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the North American Society of Phlebology (now the American College of Phlebology). He is very active in teaching for ASDS, ASLMS, and the American Academy of Dermatology.
His education included residency in dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after graduating from Columbia University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1978). Additional fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health in dermatologic research followed. Board-certified, he has been a featured speaker for the AAD, ASDS, and ASLMS for over 25 years, as well as speaking to many other national and international dermatology and cosmetic organizations and societies. He has received numerous international awards of recognition. A prolific author of over 100 articles and a dozen textbooks including “Vein Diagnosis & Treatment: A Comprehensive Approach,” published by McGraw-Hill, and “Cosmetic Dermatology.”
Dr. Weiss has helped to prepare examination questions for the American Board of Dermatology. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has published extensively on many subjects, especially varicose vein treatment, sclerotherapy, lasers, and cosmetic dermatologic surgery. His expertise on these topics has led to his appearances on many TV shows such as “20/20” and “The Today Show.”
Since 1993, Dr. Weiss has served as Associate or Contributing Editor for the journal Dermatologic Surgery. He also serves on the Editorial Board for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Weiss is the author of over 150 publications, including dozens of textbook chapters and four textbooks. He has been an invited speaker for hundreds of worldwide scientific presentations. Dr. Weiss’ present research consists of the evaluation of various lasers and light sources for the treatment of photoaging, vascular lesions, and pigmented lesions as well as fillers and botulinum toxins. He has helped to develop new methods of non-invasive varicose vein treatments, lasers for blood vessels and initiated new methods of reversing photoaging by lasers and light sources. One of his latest projects is developing better methods for body contouring.