Research interests: Biomarker discovery and validation (Thyroid Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer). Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Airway stenosis and would healing. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP).
Dr. Weinberger is an Instructor of Otolaryngology at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. His research centers on biomarker discovery and validation, and inflammatory modulators in the setting of tracheal stenosis.
Dr. Weinberger received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia in 2005. He has completed a clinical research fellowship at Yale University, Residency in Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Georgia, and Fellowship training in Laryngology (Georgia Regents University) and Airway Reconstruction (Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in London, United Kingdom). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Fanconi Award for best overall research presentation by the American Head and Neck Society (2006) and was awarded the National Leadership Award from the American Medical Association (2007). He currently serves on the Associate Member Council of the American Association for Cancer Research and is a member of the Cancer Genome Atlas Thyroid Disease Working Group for the National Cancer Institute. His clinical specialty is Laryngology and complex airway reconstruction.
Dr. Weinberger specializes in airway reconstruction, including minimally invasive endoscopic treatments. Other areas of clinical interest include adult Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP), management of airway complications from inflamatory diseases such as Wegener’s Granulomatosis and Sarcoidosis, and adult voice disorders / care of the professional voice.
Interesting Personal Fact
Dr. Weinberger has personal experience as an amateur and professional vocalist, and has received formal vocal training in Atlanta, Georgia as a soloist (operatic baritone). He continues to sing avocationally thus affording him a unique insight into the needs of professional voice users and singers.
Rampias T, Boutati E, Pectasides E, Sasaki C, Kountourakis P, Weinberger P, Psyrri A. Activation of Wnt signaling pathway by human papillomavirus E6 and E7 oncogenes in HPV16-positive oropharyngeal squamous carcinoma cells. Mol Cancer Res. 8(3):433-43. 2010. PubMed ID 20215420.
Weinberger PM, Merkley MA, Khichi SS, Lee JL, Psyrri A, Jackson LL, Dynan WS. HPV-Active Head and Neck Cancer and Ethnic Health Disparities. Laryngoscope 120(8):1531-7. 2010. PubMed ID 20564751.
Rampias T, Sasaki C, Weinberger PM, Psyrri A. Effect of E6/E7 Gene Silencing on the Transformed Phenotype of Human Papillomavirus Type 16-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer Cells. J Natl Cancer Inst. 101(6):412-23. 2009. PubMed ID 19276448.
Weinberger PM, Merkley MA, Lee JR, Podolsky R, Sasaki CT, Psyrri A, Dynan W. Use of Combination Proteomic Analysis to Demonstrate Molecular Similarity of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising From Different Subsites. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 135(7): 694-703. 2009. PubMed ID 19620592.
Weinberger PM, Yu Z, Haffty BG, Kowalski D, Harigopal M, Brandsma J, Sasaki C, Joe J, Camp RL, Rimm DL, Psyrri A. Molecular classification of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancers identifies a subset of human papillomavirus-associated tumors with favorable prognosis. J Clin Oncol. 24(5): 736-47. 2006. PubMed ID 16401683.
Publications are updated quarterly. For a complete listing, see Dr. Weinberger’s work on PubMed.
- Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society
- Fanconi Award – American Head and Neck Society.
- National Resident and Fellow Leadership Award. American Medical Association Foundation.
- Resident of the Year. Medical College of Georgia. Augusta, GA.
- Elected to membership in the American Radium Society.
- Appointed to national board of directors – American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Associate Member Council. Three year term.
- Selected by Medical College of Georgia, for consideration for American College of Surgeons Exempilary Resident Teaching and Leadership Award.
- John E. Bordley Research Award. Combined Sections Meeting of the Triological Society.
- Finalist (recommended for funding) for 2010 Fulbright Distinguised Scholar Research Award (U.S. State Department), to conduct research in the United Kingdom at the University College of London.