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Elliott Mark Weiss, MD, MSME

Bioethics and Palliative Care
Associated with Fellowship(s)
Bioethics Fellowship
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
Professional Bio

Clinical Interests: Newborn health, ECMO, neonatal bioethics

Scholarly Focus: Dr. Weiss’s two major areas of scholarship are: 1) clinical decision‐making, including models of shared decision‐making, decision‐making in times of uncertainty, communication, and considering the chronically critically ill; and, 2) recruitment for clinical research, including improving recruitment processes, learning from the experience of research staff, and decreasing disparities in clinical trial participation.

Research Funding:

2020‐2021    How Recruitment Practices Impact Enrollment: Insights from a Neonatal Clinical Trial and an Integrated Bioethics Study, Treuman Katz Incubator Fund. Role: PI. Annual Direct Costs: $19,982

2020‐2022 Validation of a Framework for Shared Decision‐Making in Pediatric. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ). (PI Opel). Role: other significant contributor. Annual Direct Costs : $99,916

2020‐2021 Research staff perspectives on trust building with patients and their families during the research recruitment process. Pediatric Pilot Funds Program, Center for Clinical & Translational Research. Role: co‐PI. Annual Direct Costs: $30,780.

2021‐2026 Improving Diversity in Neonatal Clinical Trial Enrollment. NICHD. Role: PI. Annual Direct Costs: $161,638

Administration/Education Roles: Dr. Weiss leads monthly resident ethics teaching rounds at the UWMC NICU. He serves as track director of neonatal bioethics, which promotes bioethics research among neonatology trainees. He also serves on the SCH ethics committee and for the NIH on multiple data safety monitoring boards providing ethical expertise.