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Kristy L. Weber, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

Johns Hopkins Medical School;
Internship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Faculty Title

Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence; Professor Orthopedic Surgery

Administrative Title

Chief Orthopaedic Oncology; Vice-Chair of Faculty Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Abramson Cancer Center Title

Director of the Sarcoma Program, Abramson Cancer Center

Clinical Expertise

Treatment/Procedures:

Bone Biopsy

Soft Tissue Biopsy

Extremity tumor resection

Pelvic tumor resection

Chest wall resection

Limb salvage surgery – adult/children (hip, knee, shoulder, pelvis)

Prosthetic reconstruction

Allograft reconstruction

 

Categories/Tumors:

 Malignant Soft Tissue tumors (sarcoma)

                Malignant fibrous histiocytoma/Undifferentiated pleomorphic high grade sarcoma

                Liposarcoma

                Synovial sarcoma

                Leimyosarcoma

                Clear cell sarcoma

                Epithelioid sarcoma

                Rhabdomyosarcoma

                Angiosarcoma

                Hemangiopericytoma

                Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor/Neurofibrosarcoma

                Hemangioendothelioma

Malignant Bone tumors (sarcoma)

                Osteosarcoma

                Ewing sarcoma

                Chondrosarcoma

                Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

                Fibrosarcoma

                Chordoma

                Adamantinoma

                Multiple myeloma

                Lymphoma

Benign soft tissue tumors/lesions

                Lipoma/atypical lipoma

                Nodular fasciitis

                Myxoma

                Schwannoma

                Neurofibroma

                Demoid/fibromatosis

Benign bone tumors/lesions

                Osteoid osteoma

                Osteoblastoma

                Bone island

                Enchondroma

                Osteochondroma

                Periosteal chondroma

                Chondromyxoid fibroma

                Chondroblastoma

                Desmoplastic fibroma

                Giant cell tumor

Masses/lumps

Metastatic bone disease

Tumors involving upper/lower extremities/chest wall/pelvis

Pathologic fractures

 

Other Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Orthopaedic Research Society
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Connective Tissue Oncology Society
American Society of Bone and Mineral Research

Residency
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Fellowship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester (Orthopaedic Oncology)

Honors and Awards

Awards/Honors (post-college):

  • Johns Hopkins Medical School, Phi Beta Kappa Honorary, 1991.
  • Johns Hopkins Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary, 1991.
  • Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award (Exceptional leadership to a Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club), 1996.
  • Mayo Clinic, Best Basic Science Center Research Award, Mayo Laboratory Medicine/Pathology and Cancer Center Symposium, 1997.
  • John J. Fahey, MD, Memorial, North American Traveling Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, October, 1999 (1 of 4 US orthopaedic surgeons selected).
  • Finalist - New Investigator Recognition Award, Orthopaedic Research Society, Orlando, Florida, March 2000.
  • Young Investigator Award, Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 2000.
  • Finalist - New Investigator Recognition Award – Orthopaedic Research Society, Dallas, Texas, February, 2002.
  • ABC Traveling Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, Spring, 2003 (1 of 5 US orthopaedic surgeons selected).
  • American Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) Scholar, 2005
  • Kappa Delta Award (Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award) 2006 [Weber KL, Doucet M, Kominsky S: Growth Factor Receptor Signaling Blockade in Renal Cell Carcinoma Bone Metastasis].
  • Compere Award (Best Scientific Paper - Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma Bone Metastasis), Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Rockport, ME, August, 2006.
  • Pi Beta Phi Member of Distinction Award - (National Individual Achievement Award), 2009
  • International Skeletal Society 2nd Place Exhibit Award - Metabolic Imaging of Musculoskeletal Pathology with MR Spectroscopy: How Far Have We Come? Fayad LM, Wang X, Machdo A, Weber KL, Barker PB. Washington DC, September, 2009.
  • AAOS Achievement Award - 2010
  • Baltimore Magazine's Best Doctors 2011 (Orthopaedic Oncology)

Contact Information

Researcher/Clinician:
Kristy L. Weber

Abramson Cancer Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 4th Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Office Phone: 215-349-8724