Kurt Weiss, MD: From Patient to Practice
As a teen, Kurt Weiss went to the doctor to appease his mother after experiencing leg pain following a football practice.
After an exam, Kurt’s doctor diagnosed him with sarcoma — a form of bone cancer — and referred him to Mark A. Goodman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at UPMC.
While still a teenager, Kurt’s cancer spread to his lungs three times and he received his last rites. Then, he was able to take part in a life-saving clinical trial that successfully destroyed his bone tumor cells.
After the trial, Dr. Goodman worked tirelessly with Kurt to recover.
As a college student and member of the student marching band, he experienced daily hemorrhaging in his leg. Kurt and Dr. Goodman made the difficult decision to amputate his leg. This inspired Kurt to pursue a career in medicine.
Kurt Weiss, MD, now works at Dr. Goodman’s practice at UPMC, specializing in forms of bone cancer.
Learn more about Dr. Weiss’ story of overcoming bone cancer.