Glen J. Weiss, MD - Director of Clinical Research & Medical Oncologist
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Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
Internal Medicine - SUNY-Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
Hematology/Medical Oncology - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Medical Oncology - ABIM
"Cancer Treatment Centers of America brings patient-centered care to a new level. A strong emphasis on performance reviews, patient satisfaction surveys and other metrics ensures that patients receive individualized care adapted to their specific circumstances and needs."
Dr. Glen J. Weiss, MD
Director of Clinical Research
Glen J. Weiss, MD, joins Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear, Arizona as the Director of Clinical Research.
“I hope that the innovative treatments developed in the clinical trials program at CTCA will become standard of care in oncology, and will thus benefit a larger patient population in the future,” says Dr. Weiss.
Dr. Weiss earned a medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He then completed an internal medicine residency at SUNY-Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. He went on to finish a hematology/medical oncology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, serving as the Chief Fellow in his final year.
“I deliver novel, targeted and investigational therapies to advanced cancer patients,” says Dr. Weiss on his role at CTCA. “Using new tools in genomics and proteomics, I help design personalized therapies for advanced cancer patients based on the unique biology of their tumor. I design and collaborate on clinical trials, and specialize in thoracic cancer, skin cancers and rare uncommon cancers.”
Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Weiss served as the Director, Thoracic Oncology and Associate Clinical Investigator with the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare. He is a Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Head of the Lung Cancer Unit of the Cancer and Cell Biology Division at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix. Dr. Weiss is also the Chief Medical Officer of the CRAB Clinical Trials Consortium, a position he was elected to in 2011.
Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Dr. Weiss has already completed numerous clinical trials with investigational agents, a few of which have already gone on to receive FDA approval for certain cancers. He has also received research funding from the American Cancer Society and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, to name a few.
Dr. Weiss has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research and Journal of Thoracic Oncology. He has been invited to present at venues around the world, including Seoul, Korea; Orleans, France; Vienna, Austria; and Budapest, Hungary.
Other Medical Oncologists at Western
- Joel L. Granick, MD
- Vivek Khemka, MD
- Madappa N. Kundranda, MD, PhD
- Jiaxin (Jason) Niu, MD, PhD
- Daniel W. Nixon, MD
- Walter Quan, MD
Chief of Medical Oncology
- Ashish Sangal, MD
- Richard A. Shildt, MD