Welcome New Board Member Guy Weinberg, MD

The EHE Foundation is delighted to announce that Guy Weinberg, MD, has joined our Board of Directors. Internationally recognized in the field of anesthesiology, he is, importantly, the father of an EHE patient, bringing a multifaceted expert and personal perspective to The EHE Foundation, helping us advance our mission to find effective treatments for this disease.

After his son was diagnosed with EHE in 2007, Dr. Weinberg formed the Center for Research and Analysis of VAscular Tumors (CRAVAT) Foundation to educate people about EHE and to support research to develop an animal model to find treatments for EHE. As a life-long scientist, Dr. Weinberg is a catalyst for EHE research, co-founding the “YAP/TAZ and TEAD: At the crossroads of cancer” workshop in 2017 at the Telluride Science Research Center in Telluride, Colorado. The workshop aims to promote collaboration across the whole Hippo-YAP/TAZ-TEAD field; however, notably for EHE – these annual meetings have increased EHE research, funding, and awareness globally. 

Professionally, Dr. Weinberg is a distinguished clinician-scientist in the field of anesthesiology. The University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Anesthesiology is his professional home, where he has held various distinguished positions including Vice Head for Research, Anesthesiology. Dr. Weinberg’s work on the metabolic effects of local anesthetics has been translated into an effective means of treating severe, local anesthetic systemic toxicity. He is internationally recognized for his pioneering work demonstrating the use of lipid emulsion for resuscitation from local anesthetic overdose. 

Decorated with several lifetime achievement awards, including the European Society for Regional Anesthesia Karl Koller Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine’s Gaston Labat Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, Dr. Weinberg continues to give invited academic lectures on translational medicine in anesthesiology.

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