Daniel A. Wecht, MD, MSc

Clinical Professor
Chief, Neurosurgery, UPMC McKeesport
Chief, Neurosurgery, UPMC St. Margaret
Chief, Neurosurgery, UPMC Shadyside


Daniel Wecht

Contact

412-647-9341

Biography

Daniel A. Wecht, MD, joined the Department of Neurological Surgery as a clinical assistant professor in September of 1999. He was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2002 and full clinical professor in 2008.

He was born and raised in Pittsburgh. After graduating from Harvard University, Dr. Wecht attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Baylor College and then completed a two-year neurovascular surgery fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.

He was board-certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2000 and was re-certified in 2010. Dr. Wecht specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke, aneurysms and vascular malformations. He also has an active spine and general neurosurgery practice.

He has co-authored or authored several articles and publications. Dr. Wecht has been a neurosurgical faculty member at Yale University, University of New Mexico and Allegheny University of the Health Sciences (Pittsburgh, Pa.). He is an active participant in multiple professional and scientific societies. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Mexico.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Vascular neurosurgery (aneurysms and vascular malformations); brain tumors; spinal and peripheral nerve microsurgery; trigeminal neuralgia, chiari malformation and hydrocephalus.

Community Clinic Sites

UPMC West Mifflin
1907 Lebanon Church Road, Suite 201
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 617
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

UPMC McKeesport
Painter Building
500 Hospital Way, 2nd Floor, Suite 6
McKeesport, PA 15132

UPMC Presbyterian
Suite A-402
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPMC St. Margaret
200 Delafield Road, Suite 2005
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

UPMC South Hills
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

UPMC West 
1600 Coraopolis Heights Road, Suite G1
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC St. Margaret

Professional Organization Membership

AANS/CNS Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery 
AANS/CNS Joint Section on Trauma
Allegheny County Medical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Surgery Associate Fellow
American Medical Association
American Heart Association-Stroke Council 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons 
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Education & Training

AB, Anthropology, Harvard University, 1985
MS, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995
Fellowship, Neurovascular, Yale University, 1997

Selected Publications

Bonfield CM, Wecht DA, Lunsford LD. Concussion in ice hockey. Prog Neurol Surg 28:161-70, 2014.

Singleton RH, Jankowitz BT, Wecht DA, Gardner PA. Iatrogenic cerebral venous sinus occlusion with flowable topical hemostatic matrix. J Neurosurg 115(3):576-83, 2011.

Yates A, Norwig J, Maroon JC, Bost J, Bradley JP, Duca M, Wecht DA, Grove R, Iso A, Cobb I, Ross N, Borden M. Evaluation of lipid profiles and the use of omega-3 essential Fatty Acid in professional football players. Sports Health 1(1):21-30, 2009.

Maroon JC, El-Kadi H, Abla AA, Wecht DA, Bost J, Norwig J, Bream T. Cervical neurapraxia in elite athletes: evaluation and surgical treatment. Report of five cases. J Neurosurg Spine 6(4):356-63, 2007.

Wecht DA. A brief history of chronic subdural hematomas. Neurosurg Clin N Am 11(3):395-8, 2000.

Media Appearances

Back from the brink
April 5, 2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local College Student Recovers After Debilitating Brain Injury
April 4, 2015
KDKA-TV

Surgery can fix brain aneurysm; support can help recovery
July 7, 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A return to the past
June 3, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(Letter to the Editor)