Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Michael Harris Weiss, MD: 1943-2020


Michael Harris Weiss, MD

It is with great regret that we inform you that Michael Harris Weiss, MD, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 4, 2020.

Weiss, MD, was a cardiologist, who proudly served on the medical staff of Cedars-Sinai for over 35 years. He died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis, which forced his early retirement in 2003.

He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Ring, JD, teacher, and son, Andrew Weiss, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, also proudly on staff at Cedars-Sinai since 2005. He was predeceased by his wife, Helaine, who died nine months ago.

He was a loving grandfather to his five grandchildren, Dillon, Kayla, Alexis, Samantha and Julia. He was the longtime partner in practice of Robert Davidson, MD, Kirk Chang, MD, and Kevin Drury, MD.

Weiss graduated from Boston University as the first class of the six-year combined undergraduate and medical degree. He then completed his residency and fellowship at UCLA, before starting his career in private practice.

He was a dedicated and caring physician to so many, and a loving and proud father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Race to Erase MS or any MS research foundation.