Stuart L. Weinstein, MD

Stuart L. Weinstein
In college, I actually majored in political science and history and thought about going to law school. Near the end of my college days my mother asked me, 'Do you ever think about being a doctor?' I said no. I visited my local physician and thought, 'You know this could be a way to help a lot of people and be better than the law.'
Stuart L. Weinstein, MD


Stuart L. Weinstein, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal deformities and hip problems. Dr. Weinstein received his medical education, and training at the University of Iowa. Dr. Weinstein’s research over the past 40 years has been focused on the natural history and long-term outcomes of pediatric orthopedic conditions, primarily spinal deformities and hip disorders. This research has established the evidence base for the treatment of children with these conditions used around the world. Much of this research has been funded by the National Institute of Health and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation and has resulted in over 220 publications in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Lancet and two Kappa Delta/OREF awards for Outstanding Orthopedic Clinical Research.

Dr. Weinstein has received many awards over the years for his outstanding work including the State of Iowa Board of Regents Award, the AOA Distinguished Contributions to Orthopedics Award, the Ernest O. Theilen Clinical Teaching and Service Award and the Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award.

Dr. Weinstein has been honored for his contributions to Orthopedic Surgery by honorary memberships in National Orthopedic Associations around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Thailand, China, Portugal, Europe (EFORT), and Argentina. In 2007, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr. Weinstein is past president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Association, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America.



Pediatric Medical Services

Pediatric Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Special Procedures

  • Spine reconstruction

Diseases and Conditions

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformity

Patient Stories



American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


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