Thomas G Weiser, MD

Thomas G Weiser, MD

Trauma and critical care surgeon

Bio:   I am a general and trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist. I treat and care for injured patients and those with acute surgical emergencies, and manage critically ill surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

My research is focused on evaluating the role of surgical care in the delivery of health services in resource poor settings, particularly low and middle income countries. I am interested in barriers to access and provision of surgical care, the quality of surgical services, and outcomes research. My current projects focus on quality and cost effectiveness of care, and strategies for improving the safety and reliability of surgical delivery in resource poor settings. I have been involved in surgical program assessment projects in Cambodia, India, the UK, and the United States. From 2006-2009 I was part of the World Health Organization’s Safe Surgery Saves Lives program where we quantified the global volume of surgery and created, implemented, evaluated, and promoted the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

I am a trustee of Lifebox, a charity devoted to saving lives through safer surgery. We are currently engaged in a program to improve compliance with surgical safety standards in low resource settings, particularly as they pertain to infection prevention and control.

Trauma Service

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Room HG021
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-7570
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2012)
  • Board Certification: Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery (2012)
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2002) MA
  • Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center (2002) WA
  • Residency: UC Davis Medical Center (2002) CA
  • Medical Education: University of New Mexico (2002) NM

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Honors Society, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2000)
  • Dean's List, Georgetown Universtiy (1990-1993)
  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2002)
  • Intern of the Year, University of California Davis Medical Center (2003)
  • McGraw-Hill Award for academic excellence, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (1998)
  • Mentorship appreciation, Stanford Biodesign India Program, Stanford University (2013)
  • Robert T. Osteen Award for Excellence in Teaching of Medical Students, Brigham and Women's Hospital (2011)
  • Sigma Xi National Research Society, Georgetown University (1993)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (MCL), Stanford University Medical Center (2013 - 2017)
  • Co-Director of Resident Professional Development, Stanford University Medical Center (2015 - 2019)
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Innovation and Global Health (2015 - 2019)