ALBANY, N.Y., July 10, 2006 —Thomas Weber, M.D., a pediatric surgeon, has joined the department of surgery at Albany Medical Center as head of the division of pediatric surgery and professor of surgery, as well as surgeon-in-chief of The Children’s Hospital. He previously served as chief of the division of pediatric surgery and professor of surgery and pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He was also director of the department of surgery at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis where he served as director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program, director of the Pediatric Trauma Service, and co-director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Management.
“We’re extremely pleased to have someone with such vast experience as Dr. Weber join our staff. He is a vital addition to our department of surgery and The Children’s Hospital,” said Vincent Verdile, M.D., dean of the Medical College and executive vice president for health affairs.
Dr. Weber is an expert in a variety of specialized pediatric surgery procedures including neonatal thoracic and abdominal surgery, pediatric critical care, tracheal reconstruction and pediatric tumors, as well as more common children’s surgical problems such as hernias, pyloric stenosis, and appendicitis. He also has conducted research in trachea replacement and reconstruction, short bowel syndrome and pediatric surgery outcomes.
Dr. Weber received his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed a surgical internship and residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor. He was chief resident in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital at the National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
In the past, Dr. Weber was an instructor in the department of surgery at George Washington University School of Medicine, an attending surgeon at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and assistant professor of surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.
He has been listed in Consumer Reports America’s Top Doctors and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.