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E. Hope Weissler, MD

House Staff
Yale College
Medical School: 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Clinical and Research Interests

Clinically, I'm interested in limb salvage, aortic disease, and vascular trauma. Academically, I'm interested in improving diagnosis and care of peripheral artery disease, specifically in regards to disparities in care and outcomes.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I was looking for invested faculty, high clinical volume and acuity, research opportunities, and a group of peers I could learn from and have a good time with.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

I got exactly what I was looking for - the faculty members I work with are incredibly devoted to my training and a pleasure to work with; the patient volume and acuity are unparalleled; I've had amazing research opportunities; and the resident group makes a great team.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Go see the patient you're getting called about.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

I came from the Northeast (CT and NYC, specifically), so I was stunned by how easy it is to live in Durham. Everything you need or want is within quick driving distance and most things are reasonably priced.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

Hike, walk my dog, cook.

Honors and Awards

  • Duke Resident Physician-Scientist Program – NHLBI (1R38HL143612) (2020)
  • “High Five” for recognition of service in the Duke Health system (2018)
  • James Felt Memorial Prize, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2017)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2017)


Weissler, E Hope, W Schuyler Jones, Ileana Desormais, Sebastian Debus, Lucia Mazzolai, Christine Espinola-Klein, Sigrid Nikol, et al. “Polyvascular disease: A narrative review of current evidence and a consideration of the role of antithrombotic therapy.” Atherosclerosis 315 (November 6, 2020): 10–17.

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Weissler, E Hope, Soraya L. Voigt, Vignesh Raman, Oliver Jawitz, Julie Doberne, Jatin Anand, Ryan Plichta, Jeffrey G. Gaca, Richard L. McCann, and G Chad Hughes. “Permissive Hypertension and Collateral Revascularization May Allow Avoidance of Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage in Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.” Ann Thorac Surg 110, no. 5 (November 2020): 1469–74.

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Narcisse, Dennis I., Elizabeth Hope Weissler, Jennifer A. Rymer, Ehrin J. Armstrong, Eric A. Secemsky, William A. Gray, Jihad A. Mustapha, et al. “The impact of chronic kidney disease on outcomes following peripheral vascular intervention.” Clin Cardiol 43, no. 11 (November 2020): 1308–16.

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Weissler, E Hope, Dennis I. Narcisse, Jennifer A. Rymer, Ehrin J. Armstrong, Eric Secemsky, William A. Gray, Jihad A. Mustapha, et al. “Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Peripheral Vascular Intervention for Infrainguinal Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease.” Vasc Endovascular Surg, October 23, 2020, 1538574420968671.

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Weissler, E Hope, Jikai Zhang, Steven Lippmann, Shelley Rusincovitch, Ricardo Henao, and W Schuyler Jones. “Use of Natural Language Processing to Improve Identification of Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 10 (October 2020): e009447.

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Weissler, Elizabeth Hope, Steven J. Lippmann, Michelle M. Smerek, Rachael A. Ward, Aman Kansal, Adam Brock, Robert C. Sullivan, et al. “Model-Based Algorithms for Detecting Peripheral Artery Disease Using Administrative Data From an Electronic Health Record Data System: Algorithm Development Study.” Jmir Med Inform 8, no. 8 (August 19, 2020): e18542.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Jatin Anand, Muath Bishawi, Soraya L. Voigt, Julie Doberne, Andrew M. Vekstein, E Hope Weissler, Joseph W. Turek, and G Chad Hughes. “Aortic valve repair with a newly approved geometric annuloplasty ring in patients undergoing proximal aortic repair: early results from a single-centre experience.” Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 57, no. 6 (June 1, 2020): 1137–44.

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Weissler, E Hope, Lindsay Zepel, Melissa Greiner, Bradley G. Hammill, Chandler A. Long, Manesh R. Patel, and W Schuyler Jones. “No Increase in All-Cause Mortality at 2 Years Among Patients Undergoing Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 13, no. 7 (April 13, 2020): 902–4.

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Weissler, Elizabeth H., Arthur L. Jenkins, Andrew C. Hecht, and Peter J. Taub. “Plastic Surgeon Closure of Index Spinal Cases: A Single-Institution Review of 928 Cases.” Clinical Spine Surgery 32, no. 9 (November 2019): E397–402.

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