Barbara N. Weissman, M.D., is one of the first women to achieve the rank of Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School on the Teacher-Clinician track. As one of the leading clinicians and educators in the field of musculoskeletal radiology, Dr. Weissman's approach to clinical care of patients with rheumatologic and orthopedic conditions has set the standard for excellence in this field.
As an educator, Dr. Weissman developed and directed a musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship that has become one of the most sought-after in the country. In the late 70s, she designed a focused course in musculosketletal radiology. This course is now in its 22nd year and continues to be well attended and nationally respected. As coordinator of the anatomy course for Harvard medical students, Dr. Weissmsan introduced the concept of teaching anatomy through radiology. She became the coordinator of the radiologic anatomy course in 1980 and for the following 18 years she developed the teaching materials, selected and coordinated the teachers and committed herself to 9 hours of teaching for each of the courses.
Dr. Weissman's substantial publishing portfolio includes more than 130 articles, book reviews and textbook chapters, and she co-authored the widely used textbook Orthopedic Radiology. Her academic career has spanned 30 years in the Department of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where she now holds the positions of Professor of Radiology and Vice-Chair of the Radiology-Ambulatory services.