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Wayne M. Weil, M.D
Wayne M. Weil, M.D board-certified orthopedic hand & wrist surgeon

Dr. Wayne Weil is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand and elbow surgery. Dr. Weil is well known in the community for his expertise in treating complex conditions of the upper extremity. He sees patients with a wide variety of hand ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, Dupuytren’s disease, thumb arthritis, wrist fractures, and more.

Dr. Weil is the only physician in the Swedish Hospital system who performs endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery for median nerve compression at the carpal tunnel and endoscopic cubital tunnel release for treatment of ulnar nerve compression at the cubital tunnel. Endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel release surgery, like the traditional approaches to carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery, boasts excellent outcomes. The advantages are that the endoscopic approach is minimally invasive, less painful, and allows for a quicker recovery and return to work and sports.

Dr. Weil completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. He then worked at the world renowned National Institutes of Health performing research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He then completed his medical education and received a Doctorate of Medicine from New York University’s School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, New York. While in residency, Dr. Weil completed specialized training in orthopaedic trauma surgery at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, one of the busiest and most respected trauma centers in the country. He also participated in the orthopedic care of the New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Alley Dance Company.

After residency, Dr. Weil went on to complete a Hand and Microvasculary Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Weil has published several scientific papers and presented his research in the field of upper extremity trauma at national meetings.

During his fellowship Dr. Weil and his family fell in love with the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and settled in Seattle after joining Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle. On weekends in the winter, you can find Dr. Weil, his wife, and five kids racing down Crystal Mountain. Dr. Weil enjoys alpine and backcountry skiing, hiking in the mountains, tennis and cycling. He has completed multiple marathons and triathlons including Ironman Canada in Whistler, BC. He has also spent time trekking in the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, Torres del Paine in Chile, and the Inca Trail in Machu Pichu, Peru.

Boards & Licenses

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Eligible- Passed Part I, July 2004
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam- Passed Parts I, II, III
  • Washington State Medical License
  • New York State Medical License

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Washington State Medical Society

Media

Dr. Wayne Weil - Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgeon

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms, Treatment Options, and Recovery

Dr. Wayne Weil, MD performs endoscopic carpal tunnel release

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Honors & Awards

  • AO North America Resident Trauma Research Grant- 2002
  • National Institutes of Health Medical Student Summer Fellowship-1996
  • National Institutes of Health pre-Intramural Research Training Award Fellow-1994
  • National Hispanic Awards Scholar-1989

Publications & Submitted Manuscripts

  1. Weil WM, Wolf J, Hanel DP, Biomechanical Comparison of a Spanning Locked Internal Fixation Plate Versus a Standard External Fixator in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures. Submitted for publication Journal of Hand Surgery, 2005
  2. Weil WM, Trumble TE, Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures with Intrafocal (Kapandji) Pinning and Supplemental Skeletal Stabilization. Hand Clinics, Vol. 21, No 3, August 2005, 317-328.
  3. Weil WM, Trumble TE, Scaphoid and Perilunate Injuries. Accepted for publication Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2005
  4. Lu T, Weil WM, Hanel DP, Stabilization of Comminuted Distal Radius Fractures with an Internal Spanning Locked Distal Radius Plate. Accepted for publication Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2005
  5. Weil WM, Paksima N, Topical Adhesive 2-Octylcyanoacrylate Versus Suture Repair in Nailbed Injuries. Submitted for publication Journal of Hand Surgery. 2004
  6. Weil WM, Stracher M, Raskin KB, Idiopathic Osteonecrosis of the Capitate. Submitted for publication Journal of Hand Surgery. 2004
  7. Weil WM, Glassner P, Rosen J, High Altitude Illness and Muscle Physiology, Accepted for publication Bulletin for the Hospital for Joint Diseases. 2004
  8. Weil WM, Linton GF, Whiting-Theobald N, Vowells SJ, Rafferty SP, Li F, Malech HL, Genetic Correction of p67phox Deficient Chronic Granulomatous Disease Using Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells as a Target for Retrovirus Mediated Gene Transfer, Blood, Vol. 89, No 5, 1997: 1754-1761.

Abstracts & Presentations

  1. Weil WM, Wolf J, Hanel DP, Biomechanical Comparison of a Spanning Locked Internal Fixation Plate Versus a Standard External Fixator in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures. University of Washington Fellow Research Presentation, Seattle, WA, 2005
  2. Weil WM, Paksima N, A Randomized Prospective Trial of Dermabond Versus Suture Repair in Nailbed Injuries, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2005
  3. Weil WM, Trumble TE, Scaphoid Nonunions, University of Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Web Article, https://orthop.washington.edu/sites/default/files/Portals/21/www/Research/Publications/Research%20Reports/Research%20Report%202007.pdf
  4. Weil WM, Paksima N, Topical Skin Adhesive 2-Octylcyanoacrylate Versus Suture Repair in Nailbed Injuries, NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases Chief Resident Research Presentation, NY, NY, 2004
  5. Weil WM, Treatment of Tibia Diaphyseal Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds Presentation, NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY, NY, 2004.
  6. Chen AL, Shapiro JA, Weil WM, Zuckerman JD, Cuomo F: Repair of the Diabetic Rotator Cuff. Scientific paper presentation at the 3rd Biennial Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2002.
  7. Chen AL, Shapiro JA, Weil WM, Neustein S, Zuckerman JD, Cuomo F: Rotator Cuff Repair in the Diabetic Shoulder. Scientific paper presentation at the Annual Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Napa Valley, California, 2001.
  8. Weil WM, Linton GF, Whiting-Theobald N, Vowells SJ, Rafferty SP, Li F, Malech HL, Genetic Correction of p67phox Deficient Chronic Granulomatous Disease Using Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells as a Target for Retrovirus Mediated Gene Transfer, Scientific paper presentation at the NYU Medical Student Research Poster Day, April 1997.

Research & Review Articles In Progress

  1. Weil WM, Hanel DP, Biomechanical Comparison of a Spanning Locked Internal Fixation Plate Versus a Standard External Fixator in the Treatment of University of Washington, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seattle, WA
  2. Weil WM, Chen AL, Zuckerman JD, Rokito A, Cuomo F Retrospective study of postoperative range of motion and complications of mini-open rotator cuff repair versus traditional open rotator cuff repairs. NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  3. Weil WM, Oros W, Eglseder WA. Clinical and Radiographic Analysis of High Energy Distal Radius Fractures Treated with a Distal Radius Locking Plate. R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD

Research Experience

  1. NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, LABORATORY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

    New York, NY Medical Student Independent Study Project (September 1997) Mentor- Dr. Aubrey Galloway, MD and Dr. Paolo Mignatti, PhD.

    Created adenoviral constructs encoding sense and antisense strands of membrane type matrix metalloprotease 1 (MT-MMP1). Constructs used to study the role of MT-MMP1 in smooth muscle cell migration through extracellular matrix and neointimal formation following endothelial injury in coronary arteries.

  2. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, LABORATORY OF HOST DEFENSES,

    Bethesda, MD Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program (June 1996-August 1996) Mentors- John Gallin, MD and Harry Malech, MD.

    Expressed and purified the CS1 domain of Fibronectin using a baculovirus eukaryotic expression system. Purified protein used in conjunction with cytokines in stem cell cultures in order to inhibit differentiation of CD34+ cells and increase engraftment of transplanted peripheral blood progenitor cells during gene therapy transduction protocols.

  3. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, LABORATORY OF HOST DEFENSES,

    Bethesda, MD pre-I.R.T.A. Fellow (June 1994-June 1995)

    Mentors- John Gallin, MD and Harry Malech, MD. Created retroviral construct encoding the p67phox subunit of the NADPH oxidase assembly. Through transduction of CGD patient cytokine mobilized peripheral blood hematopoeitic progenitor cells was able to show significant reconstitution of oxidase activity in oxidase deficient patient CD34+ cells through gene therapy protocols using the newly created construct.

  4. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, GENETICS DIVISION, Miami, FL

    Research Associate (September 1993-May 1994)

    Mentor- Dr. Fernando Arena, MD PhD.

    Molecular and cytogenetic investigation of invasive and in situ ductal carcinoma in early and late onset breast cancer. Genetic pedigrees examined for the presence of genetic factors contributing to the breast cancer phenotype. Molecular analysis of tumor suppresser genes, steroid receptor genes, and oncogenes.

Activities

  1. Qualified for 1988 U.S. Bud Light Triathlon Series National Championships
  2. New York City Marathon – Finisher 1991, 1996, 2001
  3. New York City High School Football, New York, NY 2000-2004
  4. New York Mets, NY, NY- Stadium Physician 2001-2004
  5. Treks completed- Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary (Nepal), Torres del Paine (Patagonia), Machu Pichu (Peru)

Philosophy of Care

I believe in meeting patients’ individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques–surgery is just one treatment option. I combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.

I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient’s life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.

I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That’s why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I’ll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I’ll explain that avenue in depth.

My purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to me that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.

Education

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, New York, NY
1995-1999
Doctor of Medicine

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA
1989-1993
Bachelor of Arts in Political and Diplomatic History

Postgraduate Training

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, DEPARTMENT OF HAND AND MICROVASCULAR SURGERY, Seattle, Washington

August 2004-August 2005

Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellow


NEW YORK UNIVERSITY/HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, New York, NY

July 2000-July 2004

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident


HOSPITAL POSITIONS

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle Washhington, Attending in Orthopedics, 2005

Northwest Hospital, Seattle Washington, Attending in Orthopedics, 2005

Boards & Licenses

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Eligible- Passed Part I, July 2004
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam- Passed Parts I, II, III
  • Washington State Medical License
  • New York State Medical License

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Washington State Medical Society

Honors & Awards

  • AO North America Resident Trauma Research Grant- 2002
  • National Institutes of Health Medical Student Summer Fellowship-1996
  • National Institutes of Health pre-Intramural Research Training Award Fellow-1994
  • National Hispanic Awards Scholar-1989

Publications & Submitted Manuscripts

  1. Weil WM, Wolf J, Hanel DP, Biomechanical Comparison of a Spanning Locked Internal Fixation Plate Versus a Standard External Fixator in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures. Submitted for publication Journal of Hand Surgery, 2005
  2. Weil WM, Trumble TE, Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures with Intrafocal (Kapandji) Pinning and Supplemental Skeletal Stabilization. Hand Clinics, Vol. 21, No 3, August 2005, 317-328.
  3. Weil WM, Trumble TE, Scaphoid and Perilunate Injuries. Accepted for publication Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2005
  4. Lu T, Weil WM, Hanel DP, Stabilization of Comminuted Distal Radius Fractures with an Internal Spanning Locked Distal Radius Plate. Accepted for publication Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2005
  5. Weil WM, Paksima N, Topical Adhesive 2-Octylcyanoacrylate Versus Suture Repair in Nailbed Injuries. Submitted for publication Journal of Hand Surgery. 2004
  6. Weil WM, Stracher M, Raskin KB, Idiopathic Osteonecrosis of the Capitate. Submitted for publication Journal of Hand Surgery. 2004
  7. Weil WM, Glassner P, Rosen J, High Altitude Illness and Muscle Physiology, Accepted for publication Bulletin for the Hospital for Joint Diseases. 2004
  8. Weil WM, Linton GF, Whiting-Theobald N, Vowells SJ, Rafferty SP, Li F, Malech HL, Genetic Correction of p67phox Deficient Chronic Granulomatous Disease Using Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells as a Target for Retrovirus Mediated Gene Transfer, Blood, Vol. 89, No 5, 1997: 1754-1761.

Abstracts & Presentations

  1. Weil WM, Wolf J, Hanel DP, Biomechanical Comparison of a Spanning Locked Internal Fixation Plate Versus a Standard External Fixator in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures. University of Washington Fellow Research Presentation, Seattle, WA, 2005
  2. Weil WM, Paksima N, A Randomized Prospective Trial of Dermabond Versus Suture Repair in Nailbed Injuries, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2005
  3. Weil WM, Trumble TE, Scaphoid Nonunions, University of Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Web Article, https://orthop.washington.edu/sites/default/files/Portals/21/www/Research/Publications/Research%20Reports/Research%20Report%202007.pdf
  4. Weil WM, Paksima N, Topical Skin Adhesive 2-Octylcyanoacrylate Versus Suture Repair in Nailbed Injuries, NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases Chief Resident Research Presentation, NY, NY, 2004
  5. Weil WM, Treatment of Tibia Diaphyseal Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds Presentation, NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY, NY, 2004.
  6. Chen AL, Shapiro JA, Weil WM, Zuckerman JD, Cuomo F: Repair of the Diabetic Rotator Cuff. Scientific paper presentation at the 3rd Biennial Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2002.
  7. Chen AL, Shapiro JA, Weil WM, Neustein S, Zuckerman JD, Cuomo F: Rotator Cuff Repair in the Diabetic Shoulder. Scientific paper presentation at the Annual Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Napa Valley, California, 2001.
  8. Weil WM, Linton GF, Whiting-Theobald N, Vowells SJ, Rafferty SP, Li F, Malech HL, Genetic Correction of p67phox Deficient Chronic Granulomatous Disease Using Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells as a Target for Retrovirus Mediated Gene Transfer, Scientific paper presentation at the NYU Medical Student Research Poster Day, April 1997.

Research & Review Articles In Progress

  1. Weil WM, Hanel DP, Biomechanical Comparison of a Spanning Locked Internal Fixation Plate Versus a Standard External Fixator in the Treatment of University of Washington, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seattle, WA
  2. Weil WM, Chen AL, Zuckerman JD, Rokito A, Cuomo F Retrospective study of postoperative range of motion and complications of mini-open rotator cuff repair versus traditional open rotator cuff repairs. NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  3. Weil WM, Oros W, Eglseder WA. Clinical and Radiographic Analysis of High Energy Distal Radius Fractures Treated with a Distal Radius Locking Plate. R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD

Research Experience

Research Experience

  1. NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, LABORATORY FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

    New York, NY Medical Student Independent Study Project (September 1997) Mentor- Dr. Aubrey Galloway, MD and Dr. Paolo Mignatti, PhD.

    Created adenoviral constructs encoding sense and antisense strands of membrane type matrix metalloprotease 1 (MT-MMP1). Constructs used to study the role of MT-MMP1 in smooth muscle cell migration through extracellular matrix and neointimal formation following endothelial injury in coronary arteries.

  2. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, LABORATORY OF HOST DEFENSES,

    Bethesda, MD Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program (June 1996-August 1996) Mentors- John Gallin, MD and Harry Malech, MD.

    Expressed and purified the CS1 domain of Fibronectin using a baculovirus eukaryotic expression system. Purified protein used in conjunction with cytokines in stem cell cultures in order to inhibit differentiation of CD34+ cells and increase engraftment of transplanted peripheral blood progenitor cells during gene therapy transduction protocols.

  3. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, LABORATORY OF HOST DEFENSES,

    Bethesda, MD pre-I.R.T.A. Fellow (June 1994-June 1995)

    Mentors- John Gallin, MD and Harry Malech, MD. Created retroviral construct encoding the p67phox subunit of the NADPH oxidase assembly. Through transduction of CGD patient cytokine mobilized peripheral blood hematopoeitic progenitor cells was able to show significant reconstitution of oxidase activity in oxidase deficient patient CD34+ cells through gene therapy protocols using the newly created construct.

  4. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, GENETICS DIVISION, Miami, FL

    Research Associate (September 1993-May 1994)

    Mentor- Dr. Fernando Arena, MD PhD.

    Molecular and cytogenetic investigation of invasive and in situ ductal carcinoma in early and late onset breast cancer. Genetic pedigrees examined for the presence of genetic factors contributing to the breast cancer phenotype. Molecular analysis of tumor suppresser genes, steroid receptor genes, and oncogenes.

Activities

  1. Qualified for 1988 U.S. Bud Light Triathlon Series National Championships
  2. New York City Marathon – Finisher 1991, 1996, 2001
  3. New York City High School Football, New York, NY 2000-2004
  4. New York Mets, NY, NY- Stadium Physician 2001-2004
  5. Treks completed- Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary (Nepal), Torres del Paine (Patagonia), Machu Pichu (Peru)
Wayne M. Weil, M.D