Todd Weiser, MD

Thoracic Surgery
155 Crystal Run Road, 2nd Floor, Middletown, NY 10941
15 Laurel Avenue, Suite 100, Cornwall, NY 12518
2 Longview Avenue, Suite 500, White Plains, NY 10601


A native New Yorker, Dr. Todd Weiser joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at White Plains Hospital Center in 2011 as Director of Thoracic Surgery, bringing state-of-the-art Thoracic surgery to the people of Westchester County and creating a destination service for the highest quality thoracic care.  Dr. Weiser’s main clinical interest is the surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the chest and chest wall, specializing in surgical management of the trachea (airway) and minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer.

Dr. Weiser believes, “There is no need to add the burden of travel in order to receive the best possible cancer treatment.  No institution in the area is better suited to deliver patients the outcomes they deserve.”  Dr. Weiser’s expertise is not limited to treating patients with cancers of the chest however.  Currently, he is the only surgeon in New York performing video-assisted, minimally invasive (VATS) implantation of diaphragmatic pacemakers in patients with spinal cord injury and muscular dystrophies, relieving these patients of their dependence upon ventilators to breathe.

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Prior to becoming Director of Thoracic Surgery at White Plains, Dr. Weiser served on the staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan as an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  During his general surgery training at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Weiser also completed a two-year Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C.  Subsequently, he completed a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Weiser’s work on lung cancer immunology at the National Cancer Institute has been presented at national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has authored chapters on the topics of the surgical management of tracheal diseases and airway obstruction in two authoritative textbooks, Thoracic Surgery and Sabiston’s & Spencer’s Surgery of the Chest. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Weiser plays an active role as a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, serving the Society in several capacities, including as a clinical course instructor to other Thoracic surgeons, teaching the newest and most innovative procedures. He also serves the Society on its national General Thoracic Surgery Database Taskforce, enabling him to have a direct impact in improving the quality of thoracic surgical care throughout the country.

Awards & Honors:

  • New York Magazine: NY’s Best Doctors -Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery- 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors-Thoracic Surgery-2018 & 2019

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Recent Patient Comments

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Always a good experience with this Dr the staff is professional and courteous
*Dr. Weiser is a very professional & caring dr. He is kind, understanding & explaining every detail.
Love Dr. Weiser!
*Dr. Weiser has a great bedside manner. He was thorough & patient and made sure to listen to me, and give me time. No rushing!
I feel confident in *Dr. Weiser handling my health situation.
MD is excellent.
I've been coming to see Dr. Weiser for some time now and respect his "tell it like it is" approach and this is the plan.
Very professional...explained everything very well
Excellent doctor extremely pleased with the service very professional, caring, understanding and skilled. Highly recommend!
Dr Weiser was good listener, good communication. He didn't come in with a predisposed conclusion. Instead, he listened attentively, asked good questions, and discussed alternatives, including deferring an operation. He phoned my other dr to discuss next steps. Further info gathered will help decide whether biopsy is appropriate. He gave a very positive impression, and included me in decisions/next steps. Bottom line: excellent!
Dr. Weisser is wonderful and always answers all of my questions. I highly recommend him to everyone I can.
Dr. Weiser is very caring and the best!!
Excellent doctor
Excellent manners, much awareness of the subject.
*Dr. Weiser is exceptional. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of thoracic surgery. So special!!! So COMPETENT.
Top notch in every way. He's a really good man!
Excellent care
Very likely.
Excellent service was received and I would definitely recommend Dr. Weiser to anyone I know.

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree
    • Jefferson Medical College
    Post-graduate Training
    • Fellowship - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    • Research Fellow - Surgical Oncology, The National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    • Residency - General Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, formerly
    Board Certification(s)
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • General surgery
    • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    • American College of Chest Physicians
    • American College of Surgeons

    Institutional Affiliations

    • White Plains Hospital - Director of Thoracic Surgery
    • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
    • St. John’s Riverside Hospital
    • St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (Newburgh campus)
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    Overall Satisfaction

    4.9 / 5
    78 Ratings | 19 Comments
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