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Anna Weiss, MD

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-1700

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Surgery


I am thrilled to enhance the already superb breast team at Pluta Breast Center/Wilmot Cancer Institute. We aim to provide true multi-disciplinary care, meaning patients will see multiple providers in one encounter, who then present the treatment plan to the patient as a team. This type of care ensures that patients receive cutting edge treatments.

Area of Expertise
• Breast Cancer
• Benign Breast Disease
• Breast and Axillary Surgery

Area of Special Interest
• Surgery after Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy
• Patients with an Inherited Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

I chose Breast Surgery as my specialty because breast cancer patients are inspiring – they are beaming with hope for themselves, as well as for other breast cancer patients who may come after them. This means that patients join clinical trials, for example, and try to make breast cancer care better for the world. It’s extremely rewarding to care for such engaged, hopeful patients.

My approach to patient care is based on shared decision-making, meaning I do my best to explain everything in a way each patient can understand and be wholly involved in their treatment decisions.

I was born and raised in Syracuse NY, and my entire family still resides there. In addition, my family traditionally spent every holiday season visiting my godparents in Henrietta! I am truly excited for this homecoming, and to serve the community that helped make me who I am today.



MD | Case Western Reserve University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/20/2016 - 07/31/2017
Fellowship in Surgery, Breast at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of California San Diego-General Surgery

06/01/2008 - 06/30/2016
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of California San Diego-General Surgery

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Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges, Applied and accepted for le

Best Manuscript Award, Association of Women Surgeons

Conquer Cancer Merit Award American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Research, outstanding poster by a trainee

Corynee S. Uhl Award, MD Anderson Cancer Center, For excellence and compassionate breast cancer patient care

American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit Resident and Associate Society of ACS, Travel Grant to attend the Su

Jeopardy Contestant and Winner, San Diego Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Outstanding Clinical/Outcomes Research Award, Surgery Research Showcase, UCSD

Grant award to fund "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Dinner Symposium"Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women, UCSD, Co-chai

Award for Research Excellence at Lepow Day, AOA, Case Western Reserve University

Crile Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University Research in pediatric pulmonology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital,
Location: Cleveland, OH

Training Grant Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Research in pediatric pulmonology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

2004 - 2008
Josephine E. and Kenneth M. Schreck, MD Family Endowment Fund Annual Scholarship Award, Case Western Reserve University, School

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Journal Articles

Al-Hilli Z, Weiss A, Armani A, Boughey JC, Blair SL. "Breast cancer-The catalyst of contemporary trials design." Journal of surgical oncology.. 2022 Jan; 125(1):7-16.

Eberl C, Weiss AS, Jochum LM, Durai Raj AC, Ring D, Hussain S, Herp S, Meng C, Kleigrewe K, Gigl M, Basic M, Stecher B. "E. coli enhance colonization resistance against Salmonella Typhimurium by competing for galactitol, a context-dependent limiting carbon source." Cell host & microbe.. 2021 Nov 10; 29(11):1680-1692.e7. Epub 2021 Oct 04.

Sella T, Weiss A, Mittendorf EA, King TA, Pilewskie M, Giuliano AE, Metzger-Filho O. "Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy in Clinical Practice: A Review." JAMA oncology.. 2021 Nov 1; 7(11):1700-1708.