Dr. Wienfeld is a member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He regularly attends the annuals meetings and serves on committee whose role is to ensure the membership and participation in the Society keeps pace with the growth of the field of plastic surgery in the State of Texas.
Dr. Weinfeld has been an active member of the Travis County Medical Society since his arrival in Austin, Texas to be practice plastic and cosmetic surgery. He is has served in multiple leadership roles including his tenure as Chairman of the Communication Committee.
Phi Beta Kappa is an honor society. Upon graduation from Swarthmore College, one of the most competitive small colleges in the nation, Dr. Weinfeld was inducted in to this society as he placed in the top 10% of his class.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons – The ASPS is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Membership in the society signifies a commitment to deliver quality care through high standards of education, clinical practice, and cutting edge research. The motto of the ASPS is “Thousands of Member Surgeons, One High Standard.”
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – The ASAPS is an exclusive and selective plastic surgery organization dedicated solely to aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery. In order to qualify for membership, candidates must be recommended by two existing members and must demonstrate sufficient experience in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery to warrant acceptance. Membership in this organization is one of the highest honors a plastic surgeon can achieve with regard to their cosmetic surgery practice. Not all plastic or cosmetic surgeons are ASAPS members.
The Rhinoplasty Society – Membership in the Rhinoplasty Society by invitation only, the criteria are very strict, and there is an extensive vetting process prior to joining this non-profit organization. Membership is limited to only those surgeons with an avid interest in rhinoplasty and those who have a large number of rhinoplasty patients. Members are considered innovators in the field of rhinoplasty and passionately committed to advancing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose.
Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society – M.E. DeBakey (1908-2008) was an internationally renowned surgeon, medical statement, innovator, and educator. Membership in this society honoring this surgical giant is offered to graduates of Baylor Surgical residency programs.
Sigma XI – Dr. Weinfeld’s interests in advancing science through research were recognized upon graduating from Swarthmore College, one of the nation’s leading undergraduate colleges, with the induction into the Sigma Xi research society.
American Board of Plastic Surgeons – Certification by the ABPS represents the culmination of many years of education and training. Furthermore, certification by the ABPS distinguishes Dr. Weinfeld as a board certified plastic surgeon. While other “plastic” and “cosmetic” surgery boards have subsequently developed, The American Board of Plastic Surgeons was the first board of its kind related to the field of plastic surgery. The ABMS is also the only plastic surgery related board that is a member of the prestigious American Board of Medical Specialties. Thus, in an environment where many physicians and surgeons wish to be perceived as plastic surgeons, ABPS certification demonstrates a commitment to the safe, ethical, and efficacious practice of plastic surgery. Dr. Weinfeld scored in the 94th percentile when he took his oral boards for certification.
Case Western Reserve Medical School Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery Fellowship – Dr. Weinfeld completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship with master plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron, MD. The focus of this advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship was rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation (facelift, necklift, blepharoplasty, browlift, facial resurfacing, fat grafting), and surgical management of migraine headaches.
Paces Plastic Surgery Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery Fellowship – Dr. Weinfeld was fortunate to have been educated by three famed plastic surgeons (Mark Codner, MD, Foad Nahai, MD, and T. Roderick Hester, MD) during this exclusive fellowship. The focus of this fellowship was cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.
Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship – Simultaneous to the Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery Fellowship at Paces Plastics Surgery, Dr. Weinfeld completed an Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship. Oculoplastic Surgery is a field dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and surrounding tissues such as blepharoplasty and browlifts. It is very rare for plastic surgeons to have additional training in oculoplastic surgery, thus this distinction makes Dr. Weinfeld a rarity in his field and permits him to bring an extra level of experience to patients desiring cosmetic improvements to theirs eyes. His fellowship directors were Dr. Clinton McCord, Jr. and Dr. Mark Codner, two giants in this field and editors of the textbook Eyelids and Periorbital Surgery.
Residency Certificate Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Baylor College of Medicine – Dr. Weinfeld completed his residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. At the time Baylor was considered by many in the field to be a top 5 residency training program out of over 6o programs nationwide. This sentiment was born from Baylor’s strengths in clinical education and research focused on advancing the field of plastic surgery in areas of quality and safety.
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Diploma – Dr. Weinfeld graduated from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in 1999. At the time that he enrolled at Baylor, it was ranked as the 11th Medical School in the nation (out of over 200 medical schools) by the magazine U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Weinfeld specifically chose Baylor for medical school because it had a strong reputation for plastic surgery education and research. He knew from the age of 12 years old that he would be a plastic surgeon and remained very focused on the goal from that point forward.
Swarthmore College of Medicine Diploma – Dr. Weinfeld graduated from Swarthmore College with a major in Biology. Swarthmore College is a highly competitive college outside of Philadelphia. Swarthmore College was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top three best colleges in the country (out of thousands of schools) for all four years Dr. Weinfeld attended.
UTMB Visiting Professor Award – Dr. Weinfeld received this plaque in recognition for his work and lectures in the area of Rhinoplasty and complex nasal surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
NOVO – Dr. Weinfeld was honored to be invited to be one of only twenty-one advisors to the NOVO, National Council of Leaders in Plastic Surgery because of his experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast.
Allergan Certificate – This certificate recognizes Dr. Weinfeld’s specialty training in the use of Natrelle silicone breast implants.
Mentor Certificate – This certificate recognizes Dr. Weinfeld’s specialty training in the use of silicone breast implants.
Plastic Surgery Student Award – Dr. Weinfeld’s commitment to the field of plastic surgery and to becoming a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon was evident even as a medical student. Upon his graduation from Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, he was honored by receiving the “Outstanding Plastic Surgery Student Award.”
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