Sharon W. Weiss, MD


Dr. Weiss is the co-author of the most definitive textbook on the pathology of soft tissue tumors, Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors, now in its 6th edition.

Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory Sarcoma Center


Before joining Emory Healthcare in 1998, Dr. Weiss taught at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and served a 13-year tenure at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology where she eventually became Chair of the Department of Soft Tissue Pathology. Dr. Weiss was certified by the American Board of Pathology in 1974 and served as president of the United States Academy of Pathology from 1997 to 1998. Currently, she serves as Trustee and President of the American Board of Pathology. Additionally, she has been named A. James Professor of Diagnostic Pathology, Chair of the World Health Organization Committee for the Classification of Soft Tissue Tumors, and member of the Emory Healthcare Board of Directors. Dr. Weiss currently directs Emory's Expert Consultation Service in Anatomic Pathology and oversees a large soft tissue diagnostic service, which encompasses over 3,000 cases sent to her for second opinions. She served as Assistant Dean of Faculty Development for Emory University School of Medicine from 2006 until 2014.


Dr. Weiss graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Dr. Weiss' research interests include clinicopathologic features and biomarkers of soft tissue neoplasms. 


Dr. Weiss has authored or co-authored numerous books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed research articles.  She co-authored the classic textbook Soft Tissue Tumors, which is now in its 6th edition.  Dr. Weiss has publications in the American Journal of Surgical PathologyJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and American Journal of Pathology, among other academic journals.
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Dr. Weiss is an alumni member of Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She has been named a distinguished alumnus of both Johns Hopkins University and Wellesley College. In addition, she has received the Maude Abbott Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She is the recipient of the both the 2013 Harvey Goldman Master Teacher Award and the 2015 Distinguished Pathologist Award, bestowed by the United States Academy of Pathology. She is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), bestowed by the International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology. She was also named as one of Atlanta Magazine's "Top Doctors" in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

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