Bradley K. Weiner, MD

Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Weiner is Professor, Vice Chairman, and Chief of Spinal Surgery within the Department of Orthopaedics at Houston Methodist Medical Center. He serves many institutional roles including Chair of Business Practices for the Research Institute and Medical Director of The Surgical Advanced Technology Laboratory that was established in 2011 and has garnered significant grant support exceeding $10M. Nationally he is a leader in microsurgery, ethics, evidence based orthopaedics, and nanotechnology-based surgical research; serves in leadership roles for orthopaedic and spine societies (North American Spine Society, American Orthopaedic Association, etc.); and is an Editor for the highest impact factor journals in his field. He has published over 230 papers, editorials, and book chapters; is currently completing two monographs; and has presented over 200 times nationally and internationally including keynote addresses and visiting professorships.

Description of Research

Dr. Weiner's research interests focus largely on the application of new technologies to orthopedic surgery and outcomes research. In his laboratory-based efforts, Dr. Weiner is now leading a collaborative effort to apply nanotechnologies to orthopedic and spinal pathologies.

Areas Of Expertise

Nanotechnology Orthopedic surgery Spinal surgery
Education & Training

Residency, Summa Health System
MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Instrumented Versus Noninstrumented Spinal Fusion for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review
Hirase, T, Ling, JF, Haghshenas, V & Weiner, BK 2022, , Clinical Spine Surgery, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 213-221.

Analysis of Current Orthopedic Surgery Residents and Their Prior Medical Education: Does Medical School Ranking Matter in Orthopedic Surgery Match?
Holderread, BM, Liu, J, Craft, HK, Weiner, BK, Harris, JD & Liberman, SR 2022, , Journal of Surgical Education, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 1063-1075.

A CNN-based method to reconstruct 3-D spine surfaces from US images in vivo
Tang, S, Yang, X, Shajudeen, P, Sears, C, Taraballi, F, Weiner, B, Tasciotti, E, Dollahon, D, Park, H & Righetti, R 2021, , Medical Image Analysis, vol. 74, 102221.

Improved Posterolateral Lumbar Spinal Fusion Using a Biomimetic, Nanocomposite Scaffold Augmented by Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma
Van Eps, JL, Fernandez-Moure, JS, Cabrera, FJ, Taraballi, F, Paradiso, F, Minardi, S, Wang, X, Aghdasi, B, Tasciotti, E & Weiner, BK 2021, , Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 9, 622099.

Platelet-rich plasma enhances mechanical strength of strattice in rat model of ventral hernia repair
Fernandez-Moure, JS, Van Eps, JL, Scherba, JC, Yazdi, IK, Robbins, A, Cabrera, F, Vatsaas, C, Moreno, M, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2021, , Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 634-647.

Biocompatible PLGA-mesoporous silicon microspheres for the controlled release of bmp-2 for bone augmentation
Minardi, S, Fernandez-Moure, JS, Fan, D, Murphy, MB, Yazdi, IK, Liu, X, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2020, , Pharmaceutics, vol. 12, no. 2, 118.

Addition of platelet-rich plasma supports immune modulation and improved mechanical integrity in Alloderm mesh for ventral hernia repair in a rat model
Fernandez-Moure, JS, Van Eps, JL, Scherba, JC, Yazdi, IK, Robbins, A, Cabrera, F, Vatsaas, CJ, Moreno, M, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2021, , Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 3-13.

Biomimetic hydroxyapatite/collagen composite drives bone niche recapitulation in a rabbit orthotopic model
Minardi, S, Taraballi, F, Cabrera, FJ, Van Eps, J, Wang, X, Gazze, SA, Fernandez-Mourev, JS, Tampieri, A, Francis, L, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2019, , Materials Today Bio, vol. 2, 100005.

Immune tuning scaffold for the local induction of a pro-regenerative environment
Corradetti, B, Taraballi, F, Corbo, C, Cabrera, F, Pandolfi, L, Minardi, S, Wang, X, Van Eps, J, Bauza, G, Weiner, B & Tasciotti, E 2017, , Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1, 17030.

Bone-anchored annular closure following lumbar discectomy reduces risk of complications and reoperations within 90 days of discharge
Klassen, PD, Bernstein, DT, Köhler, HP, Arts, MP, Weiner, B, Miller, LE & Thomé, C 2017, , Journal of Pain Research, vol. 10, pp. 2047-2055.

Characterization of ventral incisional hernia and repair using shear wave elastography
Chaudhry, A, Fernandez-Moure, JS, Shajudeen, PS, Van Eps, JL, Cabrera, FJ, Weiner, BK, Dunkin, BJ, Tasciotti, E & Righetti, R 2017, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 210, pp. 244-252.

Platelet-rich plasma: a biomimetic approach to enhancement of surgical wound healing
Fernandez-Moure, JS, Van Eps, JL, Cabrera, FJ, Barbosa, Z, Medrano del Rosal, G, Weiner, BK, Ellsworth, WA & Tasciotti, E 2017, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 207, pp. 33-44.

Cross-linking of porcine acellular dermal matrices negatively affects induced neovessel formation using platelet-rich plasma in a rat model of hernia repair
Fernandez-Moure, JS, Van Eps, JL, Peterson, LE, Shirkey, BA, Menn, ZK, Cabrera, F, Karim, A, Tasciotti, E, Weiner, BK & Ellsworth, WA 2017, , Wound Repair and Regeneration.

Biomimetic collagen/elastin meshes for ventral hernia repair in a rat model
Minardi, S, Taraballi, F, Wang, X, Cabrera, FJ, Van Eps, JL, Robbins, AB, Sandri, M, Moreno, MR, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2016, , Acta Biomaterialia.

To the Editor: Re: Singh K, Fineberg S, et al. Prospective, randomized, controlled trial of silicate-substituted calcium phosphate versusrhBMP-2 in a minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion Retraction. Spine 41(6); p553
Weiner, BK & Vargo, PE 2016, , Spine, vol. 41, no. 17, pp. E1069.

Response to the Letter to the Editor:
Weiner, BK 2016, , Spine, vol. 41, no. 17, pp. E1070.

Increased use of surgical energy promotes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in rabbits following open ventral hernia mesh repair
Fernandez-Moure, JS, Van Eps, JL, Peress, L, Cantu, C, Olsen, RJ, Jenkins, L, Cabrera, FJ, Tasciotti, E, Weiner, BK & Dunkin, BJ 2017, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 852-860.

Chondroitin sulfate immobilized on a biomimetic scaffold modulates inflammation while driving chondrogenesis
Corradetti, B, Taraballi, F, Minardi, S, Van Eps, J, Cabrera, F, Francis, LW, Gazze, SA, Ferrari, M, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2016, , Stem Cells Translational Medicine, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 670-682.

Biomimetic nanostructured platforms for biologically inspired medicine
Minardi, S, Parodi, A, Taraballi, F, Corradetti, B, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2016, . in Bio-Inspired Regenerative Medicine: Materials, Processes and Clinical Applications. Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. pp. 21-45.

IL-4 Release from a Biomimetic Scaffold for the Temporally Controlled Modulation of Macrophage Response
Minardi, S, Corradetti, B, Taraballi, F, Byun, JH, Cabrera, F, Liu, X, Ferrari, M, Weiner, BK & Tasciotti, E 2016, , Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 2008-19.