Dr.Weitzenberg was raised in Santa Rosa, California. He attended Madrone and Binkley Elementary Schools, Rincon Valley Junior High School and Santa Rosa High School. He then received his B.A. in Aquatic Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara in 1991.
Dr.Weitzenberg traveled to Chicago, Illinois where he completed his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School in 1996. He then returned to California to complete his Internship and Residency at the University of Califonia Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Dr.Weitzenberg completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion in June, 2000. He then completed a one year fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Califonia Davis Medical Center in July 2001.
Dr.Weitzenberg is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since May 2001, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in November of 2001. He is also board certified in Sports Medicine!
Dr.Weitzenberg joined Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, California in August of 2001 and works in the Departments of Physical Medicine, Sports Medicine, Occupational Health and Safety and Occupational Medicine.
1991 BA, Aquatic Biology, Universtiy of California Santa Barbara
1996 MD, The Chicago Medical School
1996-1997 Internship, The University of Califonia Davis Medical Center
1997-2000 Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The University of Califonia Davis Medical Center
2000-2001 Fellowship, Sports Medicine, The University of Califonia Davis Medical Center
Licensed Physician State of California 1998 Medical Board of California
Fellow AAPM&R 2001 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate ABPMR 2001 American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member AMSSM 2001 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Member SCMA 2001 Sonoma County Medical Association
Dr. Weitzenberg in the News!
Check out this movie created by Mark Jones for the Metropolitan Transit Commissions report on Bike To Work Day May 12, 2011, which includes an interview with Dr.Weitzenberg and footage from a helmet cam mounted to Dr.Weitzenberg as he films a group of KP physicians riding to work across the Golden Gate Bridge "Bike to Work Day, Thursday May 12, 2011"
Article on the insideKP Northern California website May 2011 about the benefits of bicycling to work. "The Benefits of Biking to Work"
Article in the SanFrancisco Chronicle Monday February 1, 2010 about a study that shows more exercise may be even better! "More exercise better in long run, study finds"
Podcast posted on the 'Inside Kaiser Permanente Northern California' website about the benefits of exercise and motivating yourself to exercise for a happier, healthier and longer life! "Making Exercise Fun and Easy"
Article on the Inside KP website about exercises that will motivate you! November 2009 "Aspire to Perspire"
Article in San Francisco Chronicle Saturday October 17, 2009 about the potential cardiac risks of running marathons "Runners' Heart Woes Can Be Discovered Too Late"
Article in Santa Rosa's Press Democrat Sunday May 24, 2009 inspired by Michelle Obama, about exercises to improve your arms "Baring Arms for Summer"
Article on the Inside KP website about the 2007 Nike Women's Marathon "Reason to Run"
Article on the Kaiser Santa Rosa webpage about Dr.Weitzenberg as a local product of Santa Rosa Local Doctors Believe: "There's no Place Like Home"
Article in San Fracisco Chronicle Sunday October 21, 2007 about participation in marathon running events Marathons' novices run races' risk of joy and pain by Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer.
Aritcle in San Francisco Chronicle Sunday October 21, 2007 about participation in extreme ultra-marathon events Extreme athletes' hearts race for ultra-marathons by Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer.
Feature article about Dr. Weitzenberg in 'Sonoma Medicine Magazine', a publication of the Sonoma County Medical Association "Coming Home" by Dr. Mark Sloan
A recent exercise and fitness article in Shape Magazine, by Eric Harr Shape Online: "Pushing Through Plateaus"
Penny Hastings article in the SanFrancisco Chronicle On-line, SFGate.com, S.F. Chronicle Sports July 30, 2004 "Santa Rosan Bounces Back from Tough Injury"
North Bay Business Journal article, April 11, 2005 by Lindsay Riddell, "Active Population is Sports Medicine Winner"
A Special Tribute to All My Teachers
I am forever indebted to all of my teachers. From my kindergarten teacher to my current mentors in medicine, it is through their patience and efforts that I have been able to accomplish all that I have thus far. I also consider all of my coaches in sports as teachers. The lessons I have learned through athletics have proven to be infinitely valuable in the challenging pursuits of the practice of medicine. I think of you all often and will always cherish all that you have taught me.
I feel that education is the most important thing a person can have and strive in my free time to dedicate my personal efforts to ensure that we continue to improve our educational systems and extracurricular activities.