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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, 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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Mundy, Lily R., A Jordan Grier, E Hope Weissler, Matthew J. Carty, Andrea L. Pusic, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and Mark J. Gage. “Patient-reported Outcome Instruments in Lower Extremity Trauma: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 7, no. 5 (May 2019): e2218.

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Weissler, Elizabeth H., Andreas Lamelas, Benjamin B. Massenburg, and Peter J. Taub. “Preoperative breast size affects reconstruction status following mastectomy.” The Breast Journal 23, no. 6 (November 2017): 706–12.

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Weissler, E Hope, Julie B. Schnur, Andreas M. Lamelas, Marisa Cornejo, Elan Horesh, and Peter J. Taub. “The Necessity of the Nipple: Redefining Completeness in Breast Reconstruction.” Annals of Plastic Surgery 78, no. 6 (June 2017): 646–50.

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Jenny, Hillary E., Benjamin B. Massenburg, E Hope Weissler, and Peter J. Taub. “The Association of Accessory Auricular Tissue With Solid Organ Abnormalities and Its Effect on Auditory and Vestibular Function.” Annals of Plastic Surgery 78, no. 4 (April 2017): 428–30.

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Jenny, Hillary E., Benjamin B. Massenburg, E Hope Weissler, and Peter J. Taub. “Neonatal Micrognathia: National Trends in Early Mandibular Surgery.” Annals of Plastic Surgery 78, no. 3 (March 2017): 338–41.

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Weissler, E Hope, and Peter J. Taub. “Applying to Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Programs: Trends in the Past 5 Years of the Match.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 139, no. 1 (January 2017): 329e-331e.

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Weissler, E Hope, Kaitlyn M. Paine, Mairaj K. Ahmed, and Peter J. Taub. “Alveolar Bone Grafting and Cleft Lip and Palate: A Review.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 138, no. 6 (December 2016): 1287–95.

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