About Alexander Weimer
Born and raised Titusville, Fl, I received my undergraduate degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida. I attended medical school at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, before coming to WVU for my surgical training.
- MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 2022
- BS, University of Florida in Gainesville, 2018
About Alexander Weimer
Born and raised in Titusville, Florida, and received my undergraduate degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida. I attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of medicine in Winston Salem, NC before coming to WVU for my surgical training. I am interested in trauma surgery and MIS/Bariatric surgery.
What attracted you to WVU Surgery Residency?
Besides the obvious resident cohesion and family environment, WVU offers the academic resources to pursue any competitive fellowship as well as the training and early autonomy to practice general surgery upon graduation in five years. The low cost of living and outdoor opportunities at our fingertips in Morgantown are nearly unmatched as well.
What makes our program unique?
Very few surgical fellows at WVU means early opportunities for residents to be heavily involved in all aspects of patient care, especially in the operating room. The Fresh Tissue Lab is a unique program giving residents early hands-on operative training in a low-stress environment. The diverse disease pathology and high surgical volumes at Ruby memorial also prepare our graduates to handle advanced and complex disease presentations.
What do you like about Morgantown?
World-class rafting and climbing as well as the best skiing in the southeast within driving distance, extremely low cost of living, big city amenities in Pittsburgh an hour away, exciting nightlife, and college athletics in a Power 5 conference. My favorite spots include Joe Mama’s, Almost Heaven, and Morgantown Brewing Company.
Professional Societies/Committee Membership:
- American College of Surgeons - Resident Member
- Wilderness Medicine Interest Group - Wake Forest, President
- Gowd, A. K., Weimer, A. S., Rider, D. E., Beck, E. C., Agarwalla, A., O'Brien, L. K., Alaia, M. J., Ferguson, C. M., & Waterman, B. R. (2021). Cartilage Restoration for Tibiofemoral Bipolar Lesions Results in Promising Failure Rates: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy, sports medicine, and rehabilitation, 3(4), e1227–e1235.
- Gowd AK, Weimer AS, Rider DE, Beck EC, Agarwalla A, O'Brien LK, Alaia MJ, Ferguson CM, Waterman BR. Cartilage Restoration of Bipolar Lesions Within the Patellofemoral Joint Delays Need for Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review of Rates of Failure. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2021 Jun 14;3(4):e1189-e1197
- Hrin ML, Beck EC, Miller E, Weimer AS, Robbins CM, Matthews H, Freehill MT, Tuohy CJ, Wiesler ER, Graves BR, Waterman BR. Evaluation of Mid-Term Outcomes Following Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty for Avascular Necrosis of the Humeral Head in Patients 40 Years and Younger. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.
- Skiing, hiking, backpacking, fishing, travel, running, lifting, craft beer, bourbon, SEC football, Miami Dolphins, and NASCAR.