Kristy Weber, MD, FACS
Kristy Weber, MD, FACS
November 16, 2022, at 6:30 am
Kristy Weber, MD is the Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Dr. Weber completed her orthopaedic residency training at the University of Iowa followed by a 2 year research/clinical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Mayo Clinic. She initially joined the faculty at University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and developed a robust orthopaedic oncology practice and a basic science research program related using murine models to characterize biologic mechanisms and targeted treatments of sarcoma and renal cell carcinoma metastases. Five years later, Dr. Weber was recruited to Johns Hopkins as Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology and Director of the Sarcoma Program. She co-directed an externally funded laboratory focused on breast and renal cell carcinoma metastasis to bone, and her team received the Kappa Delta national orthopaedic research award for this work. Dr. Weber was recruited to Penn in 2013 to serve as Vice-Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Sarcoma Program in the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). She leads the continued growth of a high quality, multidisciplinary clinical sarcoma team as well as the development of a collaborative scientific team focused on targeted treatments for sarcoma across Penn Medicine, Penn Veterinary Medicine, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her clinical excellence and professionalism has been recognized by selection for both the Penn Academy of Master Clinicians and the inaugural Duncan van Dusen Professionalism Faculty Award.
Dr. Weber is a recognized national and international leader who has served on Boards of Directors of orthopaedic and cancer organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society. She has served as President of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS), Secretary of the Orthopaedic Research Society and Critical Issues Chair on the AOA Executive Committee. She spent four years as Chair of the AAOS Council on Research and Quality where she led or provided oversight for a portfolio that included clinical practice guidelines, evidence-based medicine, appropriate use criteria, patient safety, biomedical engineering, biological implants and the development of orthopaedic clinician-scientists. Dr. Weber served as the first woman president of the AAOS Board of Directors (2019). She is a founding member of the nonprofit, International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA), and served as its inaugural President in 2021-22. Dr. Weber is committed to improving the culture and diversity of orthopaedic surgery.
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