Vivian L. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Office Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Ave South
Room / Suite
CC 2213

Vivian Weiss, M.D., Ph.D. is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Weiss attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD to obtain her M.D. and Ph.D. in immunology. During her Ph.D. training, Vivian received the American Association for Cancer Research Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award for her work in tumor immunology under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee. After completing this training, she began the Vanderbilt University Pathology Residency Training Program for anatomic and clinical pathology, followed by a fellowship in cytopathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Cytopathology. Her clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis of fine needle aspirations, particularly of the thyroid. Vivian’s translational research laboratory studies the molecular and microenvironmental drivers of pediatric and adult thyroid cancer to improve the current diagnostic algorithms and therapy for this disease.