University Orthopedics’ Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD served as the Inaugural Legacy Visiting Professor earlier this month at Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedics Surgery. Set up by Dr. David Helfet and other Johns Hopkins alumus, the Endowed Legacy Lectureship will each year invite an exceptional Orthopaedic Surgery alumni to present on a topic of their professional career. For the first-ever event, Dr. Weiss gave a lecture entitled, “Innovation, Patents, and Medical Devices: Incubated by the Johns Hopkins Experience.”
Dr. Weiss is an internationally recognized hand surgeon. He specializes in hand and wrist reconstruction with a special interest in finger and wrist joint replacement surgery. He is the current Editor of the ASSH Textbook of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, formerly Editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery, Dean of Admissions at Brown Medical School and the holder of 14 U.S. patents for widely-used medical devices. Dr. Weiss has been honored with the America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Surgeons award and top doctor in rhode island monthly magazine. He has been named a “world expert” on Upper Extremity, Hand, Hand Joints, Wrist and Thumb problems by Expertscape.