Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, MS

Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; and Director of the UW Gastrointestinal Genetics Clinic

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Dr. Weiss is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), and Director of the UW Gastrointestinal Genetics Clinic. She has a Master’s degree in Population Health Sciences from UWSMPH and completed post-doctoral training in health services research and healthcare quality improvement. Her clinical and research program focuses on improving colorectal cancer screening for both average-risk and high-risk populations. She has received funding from the American Cancer Society and NIH to evaluate healthcare system interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening and is currently funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program to identify successful screening strategies in both rural and urban settings. At the state level, Dr. Weiss has served as the physician lead for the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement Team for the past eight years with the goal of screening 80% of eligible individuals across Wisconsin. Nationally, she is the UW Health liaison to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, serves on multiple guideline committees for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (Vice-Chair of the Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Guideline Committee, Member of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline Committee), and the American Gastroenterological Association. She is excited to support any work on improving colorectal cancer screening for average-risk and high-risk individuals.

“I first met Dennis at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable annual meeting. I was a junior faculty and had just started the University of Wisconsin Gastrointestinal Genetics Clinic. Dennis gave me much-needed and appreciated advice on how to get this clinic up and running and made me feel like I was the right person to do it. Today, we have two genetic counselors, added another faculty physician, and expanded to create a multi-disciplinary pancreas cancer prevention clinic. I will greatly miss the chance to have meaningful and inspiring conversations with Dennis at all of our national meetings.”