Peter Weinstock MD PhD

Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD

Anesthesia Chair in Pediatric Simulation; Director, Simulator Program (SIMPeds); Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Critical Care


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU)
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Experience and Education


Graduate School, PhD in Metabolic Diseases

Rockefeller University, 1997

New York, NY

Medical School

Cornell Medical College, 1998

New York, NY

Internship, Surgery

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,

Pittsburgh, PA

Internship, Pediatrics

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Residency, Surgery PGY 2-3

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,

Pittsburgh, PA

Residency, Pediatrics

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care

Boston Children's Hospital,

Boston, MA


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


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  1. Adams CM, Nigrovic LE, Hayes G, Weinstock PH, Nagler J. Teaching Incision and Drainage: Perceived Educational Value of Abscess Models. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Mar; 34(3):174-178.
  2. Roussin CJ, Weinstock P. SimZones: An Organizational Innovation for Simulation Programs and Centers. Acad Med. 2017 Aug; 92(8):1114-1120.
  3. Karlin L, Weinstock P, Hedequist D, Prabhu SP. The surgical treatment of spinal deformity in children with myelomeningocele: the role of personalized three-dimensional printed models. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Jul; 26(4):375-382.
  4. Tsai A, Barnewolt CE, Prabhu SP, Yonekura R, Hosmer A, Schulz NE, Weinstock PH. Erratum to "Creation and Validation of a Simulator for Neonatal Brain Ultrasonography: A Pilot Study": [Acad Radiol 2017; 24:76-83]. Acad Radiol. 2017 May 18.
  5. Weinstock P, Rehder R, Prabhu SP, Forbes PW, Roussin CJ, Cohen AR. Creation of a novel simulator for minimally invasive neurosurgery: fusion of 3D printing and special effects. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 20(1):1-9.
  6. Rogers-Vizena CR, Weinstock P, Livingston K, Prabhu SP. The Current Role of Three-Dimensional Printing in Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 03; 139(3):811e-812e.
  7. Rogers-Vizena CR, Weinstock P, Livingston K, Prabhu SP. Letter: The Current Role of Three-Dimensional Printing in Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov 28.
  8. Tsai A, Barnewolt CE, Prahbu SP, Yonekura R, Hosmer A, Schulz NE, Weinstock PH. Creation and Validation of a Simulator for Neonatal Brain Ultrasonography: A Pilot Study. Acad Radiol. 2017 Jan; 24(1):76-83.
  9. Rogers-Vizena CR, Sporn SF, Daniels KM, Padwa BL, Weinstock P. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Three-Dimensional Craniofacial Models for Midfacial Distraction: A Pilot Study. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 Sep; 54(5):612-617.
  10. Rehder R, Abd-El-Barr M, Hooten K, Weinstock P, Madsen JR, Cohen AR. The role of simulation in neurosurgery. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jan; 32(1):43-54.
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  12. Brubacher JW, Karg J, Weinstock P, Bae DS. A Novel Cast Removal Training Simulation to Improve Patient Safety. J Surg Educ. 2016 Jan-Feb; 73(1):7-11.
  13. Weinstock P, Prabhu SP, Flynn K, Orbach DB, Smith E. Optimizing cerebrovascular surgical and endovascular procedures in children via personalized 3D printing. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jul 31; 1-6.
  14. Pascucci RC, Weinstock PH, O'Connor BE, Fancy KM, Meyer EC. Integrating actors into a simulation program: a primer. Simul Healthc. 2014 Apr; 9(2):120-6.
  15. Arriaga AF, Gawande AA, Raemer DB, Jones DB, Smink DS, Weinstock P, Dwyer K, Lipsitz SR, Peyre S, Pawlowski JB, Muret-Wagstaff S, Gee D, Gordon JA, Cooper JB, Berry WR. Pilot testing of a model for insurer-driven, large-scale multicenter simulation training for operating room teams. Ann Surg. 2014 Mar; 259(3):403-10.
  16. Allan CK, Pigula F, Bacha EA, Emani S, Fynn-Thompson F, Thiagarajan RR, Imprescia A, Hayes G, Weinstock P. An extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation curriculum featuring a novel integrated skills trainer leads to improved performance among pediatric cardiac surgery trainees. Simul Healthc. 2013 Aug; 8(4):221-8.
  17. Weinstock P. Weathering the perfect storm: a deeper look at simulation applied to pediatric critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Mar; 13(2):226-7.
  18. Volk MS, Ward J, Irias N, Navedo A, Pollart J, Weinstock PH. Using medical simulation to teach crisis resource management and decision-making skills to otolaryngology housestaff. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jul; 145(1):35-42.
  19. Heard LA, Fredette ME, Atmadja ML, Weinstock P, Lightdale JR. Perceptions of simulation-based training in crisis resource management in the endoscopy unit. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb; 34(1):42-8.
  20. Bong CL, Lightdale JR, Fredette ME, Weinstock P. Effects of simulation versus traditional tutorial-based training on physiologic stress levels among clinicians: a pilot study. Simul Healthc. 2010 Oct; 5(5):272-8.
  21. Allan CK, Thiagarajan RR, Beke D, Imprescia A, Kappus LJ, Garden A, Hayes G, Laussen PC, Bacha E, Weinstock PH. Simulation-based training delivered directly to the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit engenders preparedness, comfort, and decreased anxiety among multidisciplinary resuscitation teams. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Sep; 140(3):646-52.
  22. Weinstock PH, Kappus LJ, Garden A, Burns JP. Simulation at the point of care: reduced-cost, in situ training via a mobile cart. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Mar; 10(2):176-81.
  23. Weinstock P, Halamek LP. Teamwork during resuscitation. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Aug; 55(4):1011-24, xi-xii.
  24. Weinstock PH and Halamek LP . Teamwork in Resusitation. Pediatr Clin N Am "Resuscitation". 2008; 55:1011-1024.
  25. Peter Weinstock MD PhD, Barry Grenier RRT, Liana Kappus MEd, Korinne Van Keuren RN, Susan Hamilton RN and Jeffrey Burns MD MPH. Hospital-based Multidisciplinary Simulation as a Robust Tool to Successfully Implement Business Models of Quality Improvement into a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2007.
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  29. Newspaper. 2006.
  30. Liana J Kappus; Peter Weinstock; Robert Pascucci. Integration of High-Fidelity Patient Simulation into a Traditional Pediatric Critical Care Curriculum: Trainees Perspective. Sim in Healthcare. 2006. Abstracts Presented at the 6th Annual International Meeting on Medical Simulation: ABSTRACT # 1548 - POSTER BOARD # 38-137 . 2006.
  31. Weinstock PH, Kappus LJ, Kleinman ME, Grenier B, Hickey P, Burns JP. Toward a new paradigm in hospital-based pediatric education: the development of an onsite simulator program. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 Nov; 6(6):635-41.
  32. Levak-Frank S, Hofmann W, Weinstock PH, Radner H, Sattler W, Breslow JL, Zechner R. Induced mutant mouse lines that express lipoprotein lipase in cardiac muscle, but not in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, have normal plasma triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Mar 16; 96(6):3165-70.
  33. van Bennekum AM, Kako Y, Weinstock PH, Harrison EH, Deckelbaum RJ, Goldberg IJ, Blaner WS. Lipoprotein lipase expression level influences tissue clearance of chylomicron retinyl ester. J Lipid Res. 1999 Mar; 40(3):565-74.
  34. Merkel M, Weinstock PH, Chajek-Shaul T, Radner H, Yin B, Breslow JL, Goldberg IJ. Lipoprotein lipase expression exclusively in liver. A mouse model for metabolism in the neonatal period and during cachexia. J Clin Invest. 1998 Sep 01; 102(5):893-901.
  35. Harigae H, Suwabe N, Weinstock PH, Nagai M, Fujita H, Yamamoto M, Sassa S. Deficient heme and globin synthesis in embryonic stem cells lacking the erythroid-specific delta-aminolevulinate synthase gene. Blood. 1998 Feb 01; 91(3):798-805.
  36. Weinstock PH, Levak-Frank S, Hudgins LC, Radner H, Friedman JM, Zechner R, Breslow JL. Lipoprotein lipase controls fatty acid entry into adipose tissue, but fat mass is preserved by endogenous synthesis in mice deficient in adipose tissue lipoprotein lipase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Sep 16; 94(19):10261-6.
  37. Weinstock PH, Bisgaier CL, Hayek T, Aalto-Setala K, Sehayek E, Wu L, Sheiffele P, Merkel M, Essenburg AD, Breslow JL. Decreased HDL cholesterol levels but normal lipid absorption, growth, and feeding behavior in apolipoprotein A-IV knockout mice. J Lipid Res. 1997 Sep; 38(9):1782-94.
  38. Yin B, Loike JD, Kako Y, Weinstock PH, Breslow JL, Silverstein SC, Goldberg IJ. Lipoprotein lipase regulates Fc receptor-mediated phagocytosis by macrophages maintained in glucose-deficient medium. J Clin Invest. 1997 Aug 01; 100(3):649-57.
  39. Levak-Frank S, Weinstock PH, Hayek T, Verdery R, Hofmann W, Ramakrishnan R, Sattler W, Breslow JL, Zechner R. Induced mutant mice expressing lipoprotein lipase exclusively in muscle have subnormal triglycerides yet reduced high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in plasma. J Biol Chem. 1997 Jul 04; 272(27):17182-90.
  40. Peter H. Weinstock. The Roles of Lipoprotein Lipase and Apolipoprotein A-IV in Fat and Energy Metabolism: Studies in Induced Mutant Mice. 1997.
  41. Aalto-Setälä K, Weinstock PH, Bisgaier CL, Wu L, Smith JD, Breslow JL. Further characterization of the metabolic properties of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins from human and mouse apoC-III transgenic mice. J Lipid Res. 1996 Aug; 37(8):1802-11.
  42. Weinstock PH, Bisgaier CL, Aalto-Setälä K, Radner H, Ramakrishnan R, Levak-Frank S, Essenburg AD, Zechner R, Breslow JL. Severe hypertriglyceridemia, reduced high density lipoprotein, and neonatal death in lipoprotein lipase knockout mice. Mild hypertriglyceridemia with impaired very low density lipoprotein clearance in heterozygotes. J Clin Invest. 1995 Dec; 96(6):2555-68.
  43. Levak-Frank S, Radner H, Walsh A, Stollberger R, Knipping G, Hoefler G, Sattler W, Weinstock PH, Breslow JL, Zechner R. Muscle-specific overexpression of lipoprotein lipase causes a severe myopathy characterized by proliferation of mitochondria and peroxisomes in transgenic mice. J Clin Invest. 1995 Aug; 96(2):976-86.
  44. Wong DM, Weinstock PH, Wetmur JG. Branch capture reactions: displacers derived from asymmetric PCR. Nucleic Acids Res. 1991 May 11; 19(9):2251-9.
  45. Tiedge H, Fremeau RT, Weinstock PH, Arancio O, Brosius J. Dendritic location of neural BC1 RNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Mar 15; 88(6):2093-7.
  46. Weinstock PH, Wetmur JG. Branch capture reactions: effect of recipient structure. Nucleic Acids Res. 1990 Jul 25; 18(14):4207-13.
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