Joseph Weinstein, MD
Cardiovascular Physicians of Memphis
After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Weinstein attended the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine where he graduated tied for first in his class. His numerous awards include the Boone County Medical Auxillary Scholarship for most outstanding medical student and the Missouri State Medical Association award for most outstanding medical school graduate. Dr. Weinstein did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Weinstein completed a fellowship in both Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts where he was an instructor in Medicine. While at Harvard, he was named a finalist in the Young Investigator of the Year Award Competition by the American College of Cardiology.
Following his fellowship, Dr. Weinstein was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University School of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. His research interests included aortic valvuloplasty and the use of high frequency ultrasound for the treatment of vascular disease and thrombus. From late 1988 to early 1989, Dr. Weinstein performed the most aortic vavuloplasties in the United States, according to the national valvuloplasty registry.
In late 1989, Dr. Weinstein moved to Memphis and went into private practice. He received a patent for Methods and Devices for Prevention of Restenosis following Angioplasty in 1993. He formed Cardiovascular Physicians of Memphis in 1994 and has served as Chairman of Cardiology at both St. Joseph Hospital and Methodist North Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angriography and Interventions.