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Steven M. Weiss, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate
Associate Chief of Medicine, Kings County Hospital Center

Tel: (718) 245-3774 • Fax: (718) 245-2788

e-mail: weisss@nychhc.org

Mailing Address:
Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Avenue, Rm A-7125
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Current projects:

Inpatient-related quality and safety program; Improving transitions in care

Education and Training:
  • A.B. with High Honors in Chemistry, 1983, Princeton University
  • M.D., 1988, New York University School of Medicine
  • Intern, Resident, and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, 1988-91, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, 1991-93, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Chaver Program in Talmud and Medical Ethics, 1983-84, Yeshiva University
Why I enjoy working at SUNY Downstate:

SUNY Downstate and the Kings County Hospital Center are exciting places to work. We make a real difference in the lives of our patients, our students, and our house officers. The opportunities for learning, teaching, and personal growth are endless.

  • Daoud A, Gloria CJ, Taningco G, Hammerschlag MR, Weiss S, Gelling M, Roblin PM, Joks R. Minocycline treatment results in reduced oral steroid requirements in adult asthma. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008; 29(3):286-94.
  • Bullock-Palmer R, Weiss S, Hyman C. Innovative Aproaches in Increasing the Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis Rate which Resulted in a Dramatic Decrease in Nosocomial DVT at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. J Hosp Medicine. 2008; 3(2):148-55.
  • Weiss SM and Hammerschlag MR. Are Heart Attacks Infectious? A Critical Look at the Link between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Atherosclerosis. Bulletin Institute Pasteur. 1997;95:107-13.
  • Weiss SM, Roblin PM, Gaydos PA, et al. Failure to Detect Chlamydia pneumoniae in Coronary Atheromas of Patients Undergoing Atherectomy. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1996;173:957-62.
Abstracts and Presentations
  • Agrawal A, McFarlane I, Weiss S, Rones K. "Smart" Electronic Discharge Summary to Improve Care of Heart Failure and Myocardial Infarction Patients at Discharge. AMIA 2009 Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA. November 14-18, 2009.
  • Jasti S, Agrawal A, Parakh P, Hyman C, Weiss S. Multi-Intervention Strategy Reduces Nosocomial DVT. IHI 19th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando, FL. December 2007.
  • Verma V, Agrawal A, Parakh P, Hyman C, Weiss S, Khaneja M. Implementation and Effectiveness of a Computer-Based Smoking Cessation Program for Acute Inpatients. Annual Conference of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Washington, DC. May 2007.
  • Parakh P, Agrawal A, Verma V, Arzram A, Weiss S, Hyman C. A Multi-Interventional Strategy to Improve Compliance with DVT Prophylaxis in a General Medicine Service of an Inner City Hospital. Annual Conference of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Washington, DC. May 2007.
  • Parakh P, Agrawal A, Verma V, Arzram A, Weiss S, Hyman C. Complacency Deters Progress: Constant Vigilance is a Must in Sustaining Successful DVT Prophylaxis Compliance Rates. Annual Conference of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Washington, DC. May 2007.
  • Bullock-Palmer R, Weiss S, Hyman C. Innovative Aproaches in Increasing the Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis Rate which Resulted in a Dramatic Decrease in Nosocomial DVT at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. First Annual MSSNY-RFS Research Poster Symposium, Buffalo, NY, April 28, 2006.
  • Weiss S, Roblin P, Kutlin A, Paigen B, Hammerschlag M. Chlamydia pneumoniae Does Not Promote Atherosclerosis in a Mouse Model. Ninth International Symposium on Human Chlamydia Infections, Napa, California. June 22-26, 1998.
  • Joks R, Daoud A, Orloff K, Drew H, Taningco G, Homel P, Akerman M, Weiss S, Hammerschlag M, Josephson AS. Minocycline as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent in the Treatment of Asthma. Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Washington, D.C. March 13-18, 1998
  • Weiss S, Roblin P, Kutlin A, Paigen B, Hammerschlag M. Chlamydia pneumoniae Does Not Promote Atherosclerosis in a Mouse Model. Thirty-seventh Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Toronto, Ontario. September 28-October 1, 1997.
  • Weiss S, Roblin P, Sokolovskaya N, Schachter J, Hammerschlag M. The Relationship between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Bronchospasm in Adults. Thirty-fifth Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, San Francisco, California. September 17-20, 1995.
  • Weiss S, Roblin P, Gaydos C, Cummings P, Patton D, Schulhoff N, Penny K, Shani J, Quinn T, Hammerschlag M, Schachter J. Failure to Detect Chlamydia pneumoniae in Coronary Atheromas of Patients Undergoing Atherectomy. Eighth International Symposium on Human Chlamydia Infections, Gouvieux-Chantilly, France. June 19-24, 1994.
  • Weiss S, Roblin P, Gaydos C, Schulhoff N, Shani J, Quinn T, Hammerschag M, Schachter J. Failure to Isolate Chlamydia pneumoniae from Coronary Atheromas from Patients Undergoing Atherectomy. Thirty-third Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, New Orleans, Louisiana. October 17-20, 1993.