Martin E. Weinand, MD, FAANS, FACS
Martin E. Weinand was born on October 19, 1958 at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri where his father, Ernest E. Weinand, Jr., was a surgery resident and his mother, Martha Ellen Weinand, was a nurse. With his father's mentorship, he received the Eagle Scout award in 1972. He attended Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri where his passion for the scholarly and creative pursuit of the scientific method was inspired by his chemistry teacher, Dr. William McLaughlin. He served as the captain of his high school and college swim teams where he developed lasting friendships. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1980 where he was mentored by Dr. Leon Mandel to perform honors research in organic chemistry. His grandfather, Louis W. Bean, a Baptist minister and member of the Baptist World Mission Board, motivated Dr. Weinand to consider a medical career with frequent accounts of his friendship with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Dr. Weinand graduated from medical school at St. Louis University in 1984 where he had been inspired to pursue a neurosurgical career by Dr. M.B. Laskowski of the Department of Physiology and Dr. Kenneth Smith. He served an internship in surgery and completed neurosurgery training at the University of Kansas in 1990. A subspecialty interest in functional neuroanatomy, encouraged by Drs. Charles Brackett, Paul OBoynick and George Ojemann, developed during his residency. In 1991, he completed a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, under the direction of Dr. Allen Wyler.
Dr. Weinand was appointed Professor of Surgery in 2002 and became the Founding Program Director of the current Residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2003. He served as Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, from 2004 to 2009 and currently serves as the Medical Staff Secretary-Treasurer of the Banner University Medical Center-Tucson. In addition to membership in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, he is a member of the Western Neurosurgical Society, serving as the 2017 President-Elect, and American Epilepsy Society and has served as a guest examiner for the American Board of Neurological Surgery and on the AANS MOC/CME Committee, Editorial Board of the Neurosurgical Portal for Neurotrauma and Critical Care and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma including the National Trauma Databank and Trauma Systems Committees.
On May 24, 1986 at St. Marys Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Weinand married Dr. Mary Ann Coady who completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Kansas in 1990. They were blessed with three children, Michael Alexander, Jaime Drew and Lauren Marie, all of whom shared their parents Catholic faith and interests in nutrition, desert wildlife and swimming. Mary Ann passed away from metastatic breast cancer on September 26, 2007. On April 24, 2010, Dr. Weinand married his best friend and favorite NeuroCritical Care ICU Nurse, Shauna Ruth Reynolds, with whom he enjoys swimming, traveling and reading.
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