Ethan Weiss, MD

Associate Professor
Cardiovascular Research Institute
+1 415 514-0819

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Dr. Ethan Weiss is a cardiologist specializing in general cardiology. His special interests include preventive cardiology, genetics of coronary disease, risk assessment, and heart disease in the young.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: In his research, Dr. Weiss uses genetic models to better understand the mechanism of metabolic disorders such as obesity, fatty liver disease, and diabetes. He also studies the blood clotting system and has interest in identifying novel ways to safely block clots associated with diseases such as heart attack and stroke without causing an increase in bleeding.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Hormonal regulation of energy metabolism/ Novel mechanisms of thrombosis susceptibility

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Featured Publications: 

Hepatocyte-Specific Disruption of CD36 Attenuates Fatty Liver and Improves Insulin Sensitivity in HFD-Fed Mice.

Endocrinology

Wilson CG, Tran JL, Erion DM, Vera NB, Febbraio M, Weiss EJ

Disruption of JAK2 in adipocytes impairs lipolysis and improves fatty liver in mice with elevated GH.

Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.)

Nordstrom SM, Tran JL, Sos BC, Wagner KU, Weiss EJ

Abrogation of growth hormone secretion rescues fatty liver in mice with hepatocyte-specific deletion of JAK2.

The Journal of clinical investigation

Sos BC, Harris C, Nordstrom SM, Tran JL, Balázs M, Caplazi P, Febbraio M, Applegate MA, Wagner KU, Weiss EJ