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Todd Weiser, MD

Thoracic Surgery
2 Longview Avenue, Suite 500, White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 849-7655
(914) 849-7692

Biography

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

Insurance Plans Accepted:

  • AETNA
  • AFFINITY
  • BLUE CROSS
  • BLUE CROSS PATHWAY EXCHANGE PLANS
  • CIGNA
  • GHI
  • HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OF NEW YORK (HIP)
  • HEALTH REPUBLIC- NYS EXCHANGE
  • HUDSON HEALTH
  • LOCAL 1199
  • MAGNACARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • MVP
  • OXFORD
  • POMCO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE

Health Check:

Recent Patient Comments

Press Ganey
5
05/18/2021
Very good.
5
03/09/2021
*Dr. Weiser saw me within an hour or two of each CT Scan and showed us the comparisons to prior scans and guided us in our choices of treatment and care.
5
02/16/2021
*Dr. Weiser always takes his time with me. He is thorough with his follow up care. He takes time to ask about my personal life & well being. He is a gem!
5
01/07/2021
Everyone I dealt with from reception, nurses and *Dr. Weiser were all patient, helpful and professional during my appointment.
5
01/06/2021
*Dr. Weiser is very thorough, compassionate and provided me exceptional care through one of the hardest things I had to face in my life.
5
12/26/2020
excellent experience
5
11/03/2020
We are completely comfortable with *Dr. Weiser and trust his skill and expertise.
5
10/23/2020
The best!
5
09/22/2020
He was absolutely wonderful, kind and knowledgeable!
5
07/31/2020
*Dr. Weiser is a superb and compassionate surgeon. My spouse will now also see him.

    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
    Membership(s)
    • 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
    68 Ratings | 10 Comments
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