Dr. Jerome M. Weiss began his medical career in 1967 as a urologic surgeon with a traditional private practice. Almost immediately he became intrigued with the challenges associated with chronic pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction. Over the years, his extensive research and experience have led him to conclude that the root causes of these troublesome conditions are pelvic floor muscle spasm and pudendal nerve injury.
In 1995, Dr. Weiss founded The Pacific Center for Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction to serve as a model for the correct diagnosis and effective treatment of chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction in a comprehensive, holistic manner. He has since relinquished his urology practice to focus exclusively on pelvic pain conditions. Known for his persistent refusal to give up on patients whose unresolved pain has discouraged other practitioners, he has received wide recognition for his innovative treatment approach.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Weiss completed his internship and surgical residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his urology residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at UCSF, served as President of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) in 2003-2004, and has been on the society’s Board of Directors since 1999. He is also a member of the National Vulvodynia Association’s Medical Advisory Board, the Society for Pudendal Neuralgia, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society, and the American Urological Association. Dr. Weiss has written extensively and spoken nationally and internationally about his findings and techniques.