Testimony of Dr. Michael Weitzman, M.D.

October 29, 2004 12:02 am by Gene Borio

Testimony of Dr. Michael Weitzman, M.D.

Weitzman, Michael M.D.

US Expert Witness

Dr. Weitzman received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1968 and his medical degree from the State University of New York, University Medical Center in 1972. He is licensed to practice medicine in the States of New York and Massachusetts and has been board certified in Pediatrics since 1978.

Dr. Weitzman has spent his entire career on promoting and improving the health of children. Dr. Weitzman is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Center for Child Health Research, a position he has held since 1999. The Center is an independently operated branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization of pediatricians dedicated to funding and conducting groundbreaking research into children’s health issues. Under Dr. Weitzman’s leadership and supervision, the Center has conducted research on issues such as tobacco and kids (namely, the reduction of Environmental Tobacco Smoke exposure and the identification of smoking parents in an effort to reduce smoking rates), minority children health issues, children’s mental disabilities and disorders, and the improvement of childcare environments in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

During his career, Dr. Weitzman has published dozens of articles and book chapters, all of which relate to critical pediatric health issues. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, Pediatrics, the Journal of Adolescent Health Care, and the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Before this case, Dr. Weitzman had served as an expert witness in several lead paint exposure lawsuits. In each case, he testified on behalf of the plaintiff child on the issue of the exposure of children to excessive levels of lead in paints in their homes.

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