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Daniel A. Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS

Clinical Professor

Neurological Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Vascular neurosurgery (aneurysms and vascular malformations)
  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal (cervical/thoracic/lumbar) surgery
  • Peripheral nerve microsurgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Chiari malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
Daniel A. Wecht, MD, MCs, FACs

Biography

Dr. Wecht is clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chief of neurosurgery at UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC McKeesport. He has an active spine and general neurosurgery practice and cares for patients at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC St. Margaret.

Dr. Wecht specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases, such as stroke, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Wecht completed his neurosurgery residency at Baylor College in Houston, and received additional training in neurovascular surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven. He is board-certified in neurological surgery.

Dr. Wecht has been a neurosurgical faculty member at Yale University, University of New Mexico, and Allegheny University of Health Sciences. He has co-authored or authored several articles and publications and is an active participant in multiple professional and scientific societies.

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