Clinical DirectorClinical DirectorSub-InvestigatorClinical Director

Joshua Weitz, M.D. (CEO//clinical director) was born and raised in northern Michigan. He graduated with latin honors from Colby College in Maine. Following college he moved to Rochester, NY where he spent a year at the University of Rochester in the department of Orthopaedics researching the impact of nicotine on fracture healing. During his time in Rochester, he worked closely with Dr Robert Loss, Jr and helped establish an electronic database for Skin Search of Rochester, the clinical research partner of Dermatology Associates of Rochester.

Dr Weitz went on to complete medical school followed by an internal medicine residency at the University at Buffalo.  Following this training, he returned to Rochester for a prestigious dual fellowship in allergy/immunology and rheumatology at the University of Rochester.  He also completed a naturopathic, functional and regenerative medicine fellowship through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Metabolic Medicine Institute.

He has published in peer review journals and presented to groups of Physicians as well as the public both locally and nationally. He enjoys clinical research and the goal of advancing our understanding of health and wellness.

His primary interests deal with the function, dysfunction and interaction of the immune system with the world around us. He has a passion for CoolSculpting and the miraDry procedure as they make use of a self-limited, natural process (inflammation) to safely augment the immune response in order to achieve beneficial results for the patient.

He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, as well as exploring nature through hiking, skiing, and rock climbing.

Dr Weitz is board-certified in internal medicine, allergy/immunology and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. He is board-eligible in Rheumatology.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

Aesthetics & Anti-Aging: Non-invasive body contouring using the immune response (CoolSculpting), Targeted inflammatory response to result in improved hygiene (miraDry), Supplement use, Nutrition & Metabolism, Photorejuvenation (Sciton Halo, MicroLaser Peels, and BBL photofacials)

Allergy & Immunology: General Allergy & Immunology, Asthma & Allergic Conditions, Pediatric Asthma & Allergic Conditions, Clinical & Laboratory Immunology

General Medicine: Preventative medicine, Health and Wellness

Rheumatology: Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-immune disease, Raynaud’s

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Allergy & Immunology     American Board of Allergy & ImmunologyAllergy & Clinical Immunology, 2015, Current 
  • American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 2011, Current
  • American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative MedicineAnti-Aging Medicine, Current

 

 

Board Eligibilities

 

  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
    Rheumatology

Licensures

  • State of New York sealNY State Medical License
    NY license #259281
    2010-Current

Education & Training

  • American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative MedicineAmerican Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
    Fellow, Anti-Aging Medicine, 2014-2015
    Boca Raton, FL
  • University of Rochester sealUniversity of Rochester
    Fellow, Allergy and Immunology, 2012-2014
    Rochester, NY
  • University of Rochester sealUniversity of Rochester
    Fellow, Rheumatology, 2011-2013
    Rochester, NY
  • University at BuffaloUniversity at Buffalo
    Residency, Internal Medicine, 2008-2011
    Buffalo, NY
  • University at BuffaloSUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Medical Doctor (MD), 2008
    Buffalo, NY
  • Colby CollegeColby College
    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Chemistry, 2003
    Waterville, ME

Publications

Obrai, A. M., Weitz, J., Siegel, E. L., Siebert, S., Savage, L. J., Aydin, S. Z., Luime, J. J., Elkayam, O., Neerinckx, B., Urbancek, S., de Vlam, K., Ritchlin, C. T. Systematic review of treatment effectiveness and outcome measures for enthesitis in psoriatic arthritis.
J. Reumatol. – 2014 Nov 05

Weitz, J. E., Ritchlin, C. T., Ustekinumab: targeting the IL-17 pathway to improve outcomes in psoriatic arthritis. Expert Opin Biol Ther – 2014 Feb 20

Lieberman, A., Weitz, J., Ritchlin, C., Differential expression of receptor activator of NF- kappaB ligand (RANKL) by epidermal keratinocytes in Psoriatic arthritis versus Psoriasis. Abstract submitted (February 2014)

Weitz, J. E., Ritchlin, C. T., Mechanistic insights from animal models of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Curr Rheumatol Rep – 2013 Nov

Presentations

2015 CoolSculpting by Zeltiq: “The Science & The Art.”
Boston, MA

2013 “Tofactinib:  The Benefits and Perils of Oral Small Molecule Inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Hospital Grand Rounds – University of Rochester Medical Center

2012 “Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma in Pregnancy”
17th Annual Mary Parks Asthma and Allergy Update

2003 “Oxiranylcarbenes”
International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules in
Reykjavik, Iceland. Poster.
Presolski, S.I.; King, M.A.; Weitz, J.E.; Thamattoor, D.M.

2002  “Photochemical Generation of an Oxiranylcarbene”
223rd National American Chemical Society Conference, Orlando, FL.  Poster
Weitz, J. E; Thamattoor, D.M.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of RheumatologyAmerican College of Rheumatology – ACR
    Member
  • American College of Asthma, Allergy and ImmunologyAmerican Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology – AAAAI
    Member
  • American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative MedicineAmerican Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
    Member
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & SurgeryAmerican Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
    Member
  • American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians – ACP
    Member
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society
    Member

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rochester Regional Health SystemRochester Regional Health System
    Rochester, NY
    Clifton Springs, NY
  • Highland HospitalHighland Hospital
    Rochester, NY

Industry Relationships

  • CoolSculptingZeltiq – CoolSculpting
    2015 – Present
    National Preceptor Site – Preceptor
    The only location West of New York City and one of only three in the entire Northeast Region. This is a prestigious recognition of our accomplishments with the CoolSculpting procedure and allows us to serve as a center for other physicians and providers around the country to come and learn about CoolSculpting.