Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, MBE

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Co-Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee
Co-Director, Diaphragmatic Phrenic Nerve Stimulation Program

Surgery - General
Surgery - Trauma (Acute Care)

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Office Locations

1100 Walnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-2165
Fax: (215) 923-7957

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Francis E. Rosato, MD Teaching Award 2017

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2017

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation 2013

Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award, Association for Surgical Education 2013


  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School


  • Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Recent Publications

Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Respiratory Failure in Elective Abdominal and Vascular Operations Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Participant Use Data File

Successful Reinnervation of the Diaphragm after Intercostal to Phrenic Nerve Neurotization in Patients with High Spinal Cord Injury

The effect of increased T2 signal intensity in the spinal cord on the injury severity and early neurological recovery in patients with central cord syndrome

A Second Opinion: A Case Narrative on Clinical Ethics Mediation

The effect of preexisting hypertension on early neurologic results of patients with an acute spinal cord injury

The effect of vertebral fracture on the early neurologic recovery in patients with central cord syndrome

Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Addressing Consent Issues in Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death”

Addressing Consent Issues in Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death

Increased mean arterial pressure goals after spinal cord injury and functional outcome

Critical care in older adults

Multicenter review of diaphragm pacing in spinal cord injury: Successful not only in weaning from ventilators but also in bridging to independent respiration

Ambroise Paré (1510 to 1590): A surgeon centuries ahead of his time

Contrasting patient, family, provider, and societal goals at the end of life complicate decision making and induce variability of care after trauma

Tackling the computed tomography epidemic

The use of computed tomography imaging in the diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia

Appendicitis Following Virtual Colonoscopy: A Case Report

What's in a snapshot? Endpoints of resuscitation evaluated by computed tomography

Occult pulmonary arteriovenous malformation resulting in acute mesenteric ischemia and post-operative respiratory failure

The mortality inflection point for age and acute cervical spinal cord injury

Anterior interbody arthrodesis with percutaneous posterior pedicle fixation for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine