Physicians & Staff
William S. Weintraub, M.D., FACC
John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology
William S. Weintraub, M.D., FACC, joined Christiana Care Health System in 2005 to become chief of Cardiology and director of the new Christiana Center for Outcomes Research (CCOR). The goal of CCOR is to identify and support "best practices" in medicine and improve health care using data and evidence collected regionally from Christiana Care's high-volume referral centers.
An internationally distinguished cardiologist and expert in outcomes research, Dr. Weintraub has played many key roles and made numerous contributions in cardiology, outcomes research and medical informatics. In addition to his dedicated work as an attending cardiologist and teacher in Atlanta for 19 years, he helped found the Emory Center for Outcomes Research and served as its director until he came to Christiana Care in August.
Dr. Weintraub now leads the cardiology team at Christiana Care's Center for Heart & Vascular Health and he is overseeing the staffing, organization and expansion of CCOR across a wide range of medical and surgical services.
While in Atlanta, Dr. Weintraub served as a staff cardiologist at Emory University and Grady Memorial hospitals, as well as director of cardiovascular epidemiology at the Emory Clinic and director of the program in cardiovascular health services research at Emory's Center for Clinical Evaluation Sciences. A native of New York City, he received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Physics from Tufts University and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University. He completed his medical internship, residency and a teaching fellowship at University Hospital, Boston and a cardiology fellowship, post-doctoral fellowship and a fellowship in clinical pharmacology, at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He was a research fellow in cardiology at Presbyterian-University Hospital of Pennsylvania Medical Center; a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania; and a visiting research fellow in cardiology at Duke University.
Prior to posting at Emory, Dr. Weintraub was an assistant professor of medicine and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1986, he moved to Atlanta, where he practiced cardiology and became a founding senior member of the Emory Clinic, Inc.. He was an associate professor of medicine for eight years at Emory University and then a full professor of medicine. He became an adjunct professor of health policy and management at Emory University and professor of epidemiology (joint appointment) at Emory in 1995 and 2002, respectively.
Dr. Weintraub is a fellow and past member of the Board of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the American Heart Association. He helped develop the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry. He has served on and chaired many national committees and served on the editorial boards of many peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Medicine and Circulation. Dr. Weintraub has been the recipient of many national awards and research grants.
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