Divisiong of Nephrology and Hypertension




Jessica Weiss, MD

Jessica Weiss, MD, MCR
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program

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Jessica Weiss, MD, MCR

Dr. Weiss came to OHSU for her residency in Internal Medicine (2003-2006). After spending a year in private practice, she entered OHSU’s nephrology fellowship in 2007 where she completed 3 years of fellowship training with an emphasis on clinical research. Since completing her fellowship, Dr. Weiss has transitioned into a faculty position at OHSU where she currently splits her time between patient care and clinical research.

Dr. Weiss’ research focus is geriatric nephrology, and specifically in the use of epidemiologic data to improve our understanding of the manifestations and outcomes of chronic kidney disease in older adults. She enjoys ongoing collaborations with Kaiser Center for Health Research and the VA Puget Sound as part of her research endeavors. Dr. Weiss’ research efforts are currently funded by a K12 award through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


B.S. – Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1999

M.D. - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, NY, 2003

MCR (Masters in Clinical Research) - Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2012


Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2006


Nephrology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2010

Research Interest:
  • Optimal blood pressure control for older adults with chronic kidney disease
  • Manifestations and outcomes of anemia in older adults with chronic kidney disease
  • Risk score development to predict mortality among older adults with chronic kidney disease

Johnson ES, Weinstein JR, Thorp ML, Platt RW, Petrik AF, Yang X, Anderson S, Smith DH. Predicting the risk of hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease starting lisinopril. Pharmacoepidemiology Drug Saf 2010 Mar; 19(3):266-272. [Epub 2010 Jan 29]

Weiss JW, Thorp ML, OHare AM. Renin Angiotensin System Blockade in older adults with Chronic Kidney Disease: a review of the literature. Curr Opin Nephrology and Hypertens 2010 Sept: 19(5): 413-19.

Weinstein, JR and Anderson, S. The Aging Kidney: Physiological Changes. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 2010 (July) 17(4): 302-307.

Weiss JW, Johnson ES, Petrik A, Smith DH, Yang X, Thorp ML. Systolic blood pressure and mortality among older community-dwelling adults with CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010;56(6):1062-1071.