A native of southern California, Dr. Weisstein graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors as Valedictorian from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1998. Simultaneous with his medical education, Dr. Weisstein received a Masters of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY. He subsequently completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, and then went on to receive fellowship training at the University of Washington.
Dr. Weisstein specializes in joint replacement and orthopaedic oncology. His interest lies in the restoration of function in limbs that are in jeopardy either from arthritis, tumors, trauma, or other conditions. Dr. Weisstein brings a wealth of knowledge to Colorado Springs having directed one of the largest joint replacement programs and most recently having served as the Director of the Center for Joint Preservation at the internationally renowned Palsy Institue in Florida. Dr. Weisstein is southern Colorado’s only fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologist and one of only four fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologists in the state. He has published over 15 book chapters on oncology topics, multiple peer reviewed articles, and has served on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Musculoskeletal Tumor and Metabolic Diseases Committee.
He has taught residents and fellows state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgery at major academic medical centers including the University of Washington Medical Center, one of the top orthopaedic surgery institutions in the nation. Dr. Weisstein continues to teach other orthopaedic surgeons the latest orthopaedic surgery techniques including direct anterior hip replacement and customized knee replacement. He is a consultant reviewer to several major orthopaedic journals and has published many journal articles and over a dozen book chapters.
Dr. Weisstein has been described as a doctor’s doctor and is focused on treating his patients as unique individuals, a quality that is often missing in today’s ever-changing health care environment. . He has restored function and alleviated pain in the lives of thousands. Above all, he values the doctor-patient relationship and the ability to provide state of the art, personalized attention.
- Experienced Robotic Orthopedic Surgeon since 2011
- Partial Knee Resurfacing
- Primary and Revision Total Knee Replacement
- Robotic Knee Surgery
- Primary and Revision Hip Replacement and Reconstruction
- Knee and Hip Arthritis
- Avascular Necrosis
- Cartilage Restoration
- Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
- Orthopaedic Oncology
BA: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY)
MPH: Columbia University School of Public Health (New York, NY)
Residency: University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Awards: Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
A Patient’s Story:
“The story of my hip starts when I was in the second grade. It was my second year in Oregon after moving from Denver. Sports were my favorite thing and I played every one that I possibly could. During the winter basketball season, I began to have a lot of pain in my leg particularly with my hip. I went to my pediatric doctor and he recommended we see a specialist. Not much longer I was diagnosed with Legg Perthes disease which caused avascular necrosis of my femur head. We started a treatment program with a orthopedic surgeon in Portland and the surgeries commenced. For the next three years I had multiple surgeries. The plan was working and my pain was becoming less and mobility was getting better until another wrench was thrown into the picture. As I entered middle school the femur head had come back to life and regrown abnormal and too large.
This is where my journey took a much different turn. My surgeon in Portland had reached his limit of expertise. My parents began to search elsewhere around the country to find a specialist that could help me. I was walking at this point, but not without extreme pain. This is when my parents discovered Dr. Dror Paley . He was just starting a new clinic all the way across the country in West Palm Beach FL. He offers a specialty surgery called a femoral head reduction that he had performed on other kids with Legg Perthes. The summer before going into 6th grade we went out there and got the surgery done. There were complications with the surgery and I had to have a external fixator put on to stabilize. By the next summer, avascular necrosis returned to the hip and the following summer we were headed back to west palm beach. After several more surgeries we reached an end point and tried using a synthetic bone graft and it ended up fusing my hip.
For the next 7 years I lived with a fused hip. There was no pain which dramatically increased my quality of life but it came at to cost of no movement in my hip. I found ways to adapt to what I had, and made the best of the situation. I couldn’t play all the sports I loved as a young kid but I found new sports that brought me enjoyment. I played varsity golf and spent countless weekends skiing and hiking. My active lifestyle began to take a toll on my knee and my lower back, which were compensating for the lack of movement in the hip. Searching to preserve my active lifestyle, the right decision was to get my hip replaced. I sought out renowned hip replacement expert, Dr. Jason Weisstein at the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence. My family and I made the trip from Oregon. It feels great to be able to move my hip with essentially no pain. The journey has lasted most of my life and I believe that the hip replacement has been a great solution. I look forward to the years ahead. Dr. Weisstein and all his staff in both his office and the hospital were great. All I can say is thank you for everything.”
Jack Miller – Patient at
Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence