Dr. Scott L. Weiss is a 1996 West Babylon Graduate. High School where he was the salutatorian of his class. In high school, Dr. Weiss was drum major of the marching band and played lacrosse and soccer, earning all-conference honors for and voted MVP of the varsity soccer team in his senior year. Dr. Weiss went on to Cornell University and then earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 2004. He completed pediatrics residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and pediatric critical care fellowship at Northwestern University. In 2011, he joined the faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and earned promotion to Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine before transitioning to Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at Nemours Children’s Health- Delaware in 2023.

Dr. Weiss is an internationally recognized physician-scientist expert in pediatric sepsis, a severe inflammatory response to infection. His research on sepsis epidemiology and mitochondrial dysfunction has been funded by the prestigious National Institutes of Health since 2014. His laboratory confirmed the importance of early recognition and rapid antibiotics for children with sepsis and has shown that the inability of cells to make energy contributes to organ failure in sepsis, a finding that holds promise to develop new treatments. Dr. Weiss is also the principal investigator for an international clinical trial to determine the best approach to fluid resuscitation for children with shock from sepsis. Dr. Weiss was the lead author for the 2020 international treatment guidelines for children with sepsis. He has been invited to teach about sepsis throughout the US and world and has received numerous awards for his scientific contributions to the field of pediatric critical care.