With a lifelong interest in thoracic oncology and a specialization in robotic surgery, Dr. Benny Weksler is prepared to treat patients suffering from a broad range of conditions.
During his training in general surgery at the New York Medical College/Lincoln Medical Center program in New York, he dedicated 2 years in the Surgical Metabolism/Thoracic Oncology laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center pursuing work in the treatment of pulmonary metastases. Board Certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Weksler was named one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Upon completion of his general surgery training, Dr. Weksler returned to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Thoracic Surgery fellow, completing his training in Thoracic Surgery. As his interest in thoracic oncology and robotic surgery increased, Dr. Weksler sought an avenue to further his abilities in minimally invasive surgery, completing an advanced fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
He continued his robotic career at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2008, performing the first robotic-assisted esophagectomy in the Delaware Valley and possibly Pennsylvania. In 2010, Dr. Weksler was recruited back to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of Robotic Thoracic Surgery. He also dedicates time at the VA Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he serves as the section chief of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Weksler is part of the select group of America’s top doctors for 2010, and 2011, including US News
and World Report Top Doctor for 2011 and Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctor for 2011.
Dr. Weksler has lectured and published in National and International Meetings.