Allen Weiss

Dr. Allen Weiss is Chief Medical Officer for the national Blue Zones Project. Having practiced rheumatology, internal medicine, and geriatrics for 23 years and been President and CEO for 18 years of a 716-bed, two-hospital integrated system, Dr. Weiss now has a national scope focused on prevention. After graduating from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and subsequently completing his training at both the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery of Cornell University, he had a solo practice in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics for twenty-three years. He is recognized both as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Weiss’s national commitments and honors include: named as one of the Top 100 outstanding physician leaders of healthcare systems by Becker’s Hospital Review multiple times; chosen as a keynote speaker at numerous meetings; served five years on the Regional Advisory Council of the American Hospital Association; elected to the American Hospital Association Board in 2017; selected as Chairman of the Upper Midwest Vizient Board; and continues as a Director of American Momentum Bank. In 2005, he was invited to testify on information technology before the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subsection. For the state of Florida, Dr. Weiss is past Chair of the Florida Hospital Association as well as its Quality Committee. The Florida Hospital Association presented Dr. Weiss with its highest award in 2019 for advancing healthcare, and he has received numerous other awards from Florida organizations. His wife, Dr. Marla Weiss, is a writer and educator. They have two daughters who are physicians, one a biomedical illustrator/educator and the other an adolescent medicine physician/educator.

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The Proof Case for Addressing the Negative Social Determinants of Health
Up to half of all premature deaths are preventable by modifying behaviors and exposures that occur in communities.[1]… Read More
By December 8, 2020
On The Verge of A Vaccine: How to Encourage Wide Acceptance
The world is on the verge of available COVID-19 vaccines. How can we encourage people to take a… Read More
By November 18, 2020
Time Poverty: A Growing Stress for Modern Society
I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye, I’m late, I’m… Read More
By November 11, 2020
The Impact and Cost of Gun Violence: A Plan To Help
Sadly, gun violence continues to plague America. The statistics are brutal—nearly 40,000 people die from gunshots, in addition… Read More
By October 8, 2020
Safe Street for Everyone
How to Build Safer Streets for Everyone
Almost everyone agrees that where one lives has more influence on one’s life experience and expectancy than any… Read More
By September 15, 2020
Pandemic Logic 101: Delayed Collective Gratification Saves Lives and Lifestyles
Pandemic Logic 101: Delayed Collective Gratification Saves Lives and Lifestyles
As the nation strives to return to normalcy while facing an increased prevalence of COVID-19, individual behaviors not… Read More
By August 5, 2020
Pandemics Cubed: Social Injustice and Chronic Disease Amplify COVID-19’s Virulence
Pandemics Cubed: Social Injustice and Chronic Disease Amplify COVID-19’s Virulence
America’s current response to COVID-19 ranges from “no worries” to struggling episodically to acutely overwhelmed. The uneven response… Read More
By July 16, 2020
Wealth and Income Inequality as a Cause of Societal Inequity
Wealth and income inequality have been defining issues in the United States. The added stress of Covid-19 has… Read More
By June 3, 2020
Life Has Changed and So Must We
Our world has changed fundamentally from the impact of two events. The first, acute and most noxious, is… Read More
By May 4, 2020
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