Dr. Douglass Weiss is serving as team physician for the U.S. National Junior Team for the first time. He has previously worked on the staff of four gold medal-winning U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Teams in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Overall, Weiss’ international experience with USA Hockey includes five International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men’s World Championships (2012, 2014-17), one Under-18 Five Nations Tournament (2012), one Under-18 Four Nations Tournament (2009) and one World Under-17 Challenge (2010).
Dr. Weiss carries with him a wealth of experience within hockey. 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 then went on to play in the East Coast Hockey League 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 his 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.