Ethan Weiss, MD

Dr. Weiss is a cardiologist specializing in preventive cardiology, coronary artery disease and general cardiology. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and a member of the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI).

Dr. Weiss received his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore where he also completed his internship and residency. He completed his cardiology fellowship at UCSF where he conducted research on the effects of thrombin signaling in platelets and served as Chief Cardiology Fellow.

Dr. Weiss' clinical interests include prevention, lipids, and the emerging intersection of endocrinology and cardiology with a specific focus on pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes as risk factors for coronary disease. In addition, he has interests in the genetics of coronary disease, cardiovascular risk assessment, and heart disease in the young. He works with his patients to use rational and evidence-based approaches - including lifestyle modifications and where necessary, drug therapy - to improve cardiovascular risk. His research interests are increasingly focused on understanding the mechanisms of metabolic disorders such as obesity, fatty liver disease, and diabetes including the role of growth hormone signaling and lipid metabolism. He has served as Principle Investigator on grants funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).