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Martin H. Weiss

Last updated 10/11/2021

Martin H. Weiss, Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

A leader within the world of neurosurgery, Martin H. Weiss has helped shape medical education and practice at USC for almost half a century. The Keck community admires his encyclopedic knowledge of general medicine, a trait that makes him a remarkable educator and scholar. That same mental fortitude comes across in his work as a practitioner and medical pioneer – one who has touched the lives of patients everywhere.

Professor Weiss is considered one of the world’s leading pituitary tumor surgeons, and his contributions to pituitary tumor research and general neurosurgery are extensive. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 papers, and in doing so, helped nurture the careers of many of his talented Keck colleagues. His peers in the scientific community have also benefited from his experience and leadership, as he has held key positions in numerous professional neurosurgery societies. 

A profound influence on the growth of our medical school, Professor Weiss led the neurosurgery department at Keck for 26 years. During his time at USC, he has trained generations of neurosurgical residents and fellows, medical students, and faculty members, and instilled a high standard of professionalism that has inspired those around him. His lessons as a teacher and as a role model have stayed with his students and colleagues to this day, speaking to his strong legacy of leadership.

Throughout his entire career, Professor Weiss has shared his knowledge with generosity, grace, and humility. He has taught so many others to be not only skilled doctors but also caring, compassionate human beings. 

Read more about Professor Weiss here.

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For his brilliant scientific research, his passion for teaching, and his remarkable contributions to the field of neurosurgery, the University of Southern California is proud to recognize Martin H. Weiss with the USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award.