Dr. Doug Weiss, who has been part of the staff of many U.S. teams on the international stage, is serving as team physician for the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team.
Weiss, who currently works at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, V.t., also served as team physician for six previous U.S. Under-18 Men's National Teams (2012, 2014-17, 2022-23), five of which captured gold (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2023). He served in a similar role same capacity for the 2019 and 2021 U.S. Men's National Teams and two U.S. National Junior Teams (2020, 2018-bronze).
Weiss was with Team USA at one Under-18 Five Nations Tournament (2012), one Under-18 Four Nations Tournament (2009) and one World Under-17 Challenge (2010).
Weiss has a wealth of hockey experience. He attended Deerfield (Mass.) Academy (1980-84) where he was captain of the New England Prep School championship team his senior year. Weiss then moved on to play collegiately at Dartmouth College (1984-88) where he was alternate captain his junior year and captain his senior season.
After college, Weiss attended the New York Islanders training camp (1988) and subsequently played for its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. He went on to play in the ECHL in Johnstown, Pa. (1989-90, 1991-92), as well as Olomouc of the Czechoslovakia National Hockey League (1990-91). He completed his playing career as a player/assistant coach in Odense Denmark (1992-93).
After his playing career, Weiss pursued a medical degree at his alma mater, Dartmouth College. He earned his M.D. in 2001 and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Mass. Weiss’ orthopedic training was under the guidance of Dr. Richard Steadman and Dr. Marc Philippon at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo. His subspecialty interests include shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy.