Ronald J. Weigel Oral History Interview, 2019

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Creator:
Weigel, Ronald J. and Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
Dr. Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, earned his undergraduate and masters in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and a doctoral degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the Yale University Graduate School. He received his surgical training at Duke University Medical Center completing his internship, a postdoctoral fellowship, and residency at Duke; he was Chief Resident for Duke Surgery in 1992. He earned his master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Weigel joined the faculty at the University of Iowa's Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in 2005 where he is a professor of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, biochemistry, anatomy and cell biology, and molecular physiology and biophysics and the chair of the Department of Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 29, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview Weigel discusses his early life, education, his decision to become a doctor, medical school and his PhD from Yale, his decision to pursue surgery, his decision to come to Duke for his residency, memories of Dr. Sabiston, experiences being a surgery intern at Duke, using Sabiston as his example for how to be a mentor, his experience being Sabiston's Chief Resident in 1992, how Sabiston supported African Americans and women in the Department of Surgery, how Sabiston interacted with patients, Sabiston's holiday parties, and his career after Duke.
Extent:
1 Interview (1 transcript) and 10.2 MB
Collection ID:
OH.WEIGELR

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Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Ronald J. Weigel conducted on May 29, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.
In the May 29, 2019 interview, Weigel discusses his early life, education, his decision to become a doctor, medical school and his PhD from Yale, his decision to pursue surgery, his decision to come to Duke for his residency, memories of Dr. Sabiston, experiences being a surgery intern at Duke, using Sabiston as his example for how to be a mentor, his experience being Sabiston's Chief Resident in 1992, how Sabiston supported African Americans and women in the Department of Surgery, how Sabiston interacted with patients, Sabiston's holiday parties, and his career after Duke.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, was born in Port Charles, New York, (outside of New York City) on March 8, 1958 to Charlotte Wolak Weigel and Ernest Weigel. When he was 12 years old, his father was transferred and the family moved to Gastonia, North Carolina. Weigel earned his undergraduate and masters in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and a doctoral degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the Yale University Graduate School. He received his surgical training at Duke University Medical Center completing his internship, a postdoctoral fellowship, and residency at Duke; he was Chief Resident for Duke Surgery in 1992. He earned his master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Weigel joined the faculty at the University of Iowa's (UI) Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in 2005. He is a professor of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, biochemistry, anatomy and cell biology, and molecular physiology and biophysics and the chair of the Department of Surgery. Weigel also served as associate vice president of the UI Health Alliance.
Weigel's research interests and laboratory work is in determining the mechanisms of hormone response in breast cancer. His team is works to identify transcriptional mechanisms regulating patterns of gene expression in breast and colon cancer. Weigel identified key drivers of hormone response in breast cancer and pioneered the technique of expression analysis from archival breast cancer specimens heralding the era of molecular diagnostics.
In 2018, Weigel was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2020.010 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, January 2020)
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Processed by Lucy Waldrop: February 2020

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Organized into the following series: Interview, May 29, 2019.
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