Edward Kenneth Weir, MD, DM

Dr. WeirAcademic Title

Professor of Medicine


Doctoral Degree: DM, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK
Medical School: University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, Oxford University School of Medicine, Oxford, England, UK

Clinical Title


Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow, American Heart Association and 3CPR
  • Fellow, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Member, Fulbright Association
  • Member, American Physiological Society
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, Minneapolis Society of Internal Medicine
  • Member, Lillehei Heart Institute

Biography Summary

Dr. Weir completed medical school at the University of Oxford and his clinical training at Oxford University Medical School. He then completed a Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Oxford and was later conferred with the title of Diplomate in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Weir worked as a cardiologist in medical schools and hospitals in England, South Africa, and the United States before coming to Minnesota. He was a staff physician and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis for 21 years before taking on the role of Chief of the Section of Cardiology there for 8 years. Dr. Weir joined the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty as an Associate Professor of Medicine and later became a Professor of Medicine. Over the course of his career, he has given over 130 presentations at national and international meetings. In addition, he has authored or co-authored over 180 journal articles, over 30 book chapters, and 15 books.

Awards and Recognition Received

  • Radcliffe Infirmary Prize in Medicine, Oxford (1967)
  • Fulbright Scholar in Medical Sciences (1973-75)
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (1978)
  • Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (1985)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) (1989)
  • Senior International Fogarty Fellowship, NIH (1993)
  • Director of the first ten Grover Conferences on the Pulmonary Circulation (1984-2000)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine/Translational Research (1995-2008)
  • Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota (1999)
  • Leadership Award. Pulmonary Circulation Assembly, American Thoracic Society (2001)
  • Robert F. Grover Prize. Pulmonary Circulation Assembly, American Thoracic Society (2003)
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative and Critical Care (2003)
  • Dickinson W. Richards Lecturer, AHA (2004)
  • Fellow of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (2007)
  • Editor of eleven books on the pulmonary circulation (2007)
  • Fellow of the American Physiological Society (2008)
  • Outstanding Basic Science Research Award University of Minnesota, Dept. of Medicine (2008)
  • Distinguished Scientist Award of the American Heart Association (2008)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (2014)