September 9, 2016

Catherine C. Weng, M.D.

Dr. Catherine Weng is a newcomer to the Denver Colorado area, drawn here by her love for the great outdoors and the opportunity to work with talented and friendly colleagues Drs. King, Mills and Vidas. She is a board certified Otolaryngologist and is a graduate of the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstruction fellowship program. Dr. Weng and her husband moved to Colorado in 2016 with their cat Crookshanks and puppy Ruthie. In her free time Dr. Weng enjoys running, snowboarding, cooking, and traveling. In addition to traveling for leisure, Dr. Weng has an interest in participating in medical missions. During her fellowship training she traveled to Guatemala, Vietnam and Ecuador with HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation performing reconstructive surgery for children born with microtia (underdeveloped ears) and cleft lip and palate. She found these missions to be a life changing experience and plans to continue her participation and support of them here in Colorado.

Dr. Weng earned bachelor’s degrees in both Architecture and Design and Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. She then earned her medical degree from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She then continued on to complete her otolaryngology head and neck surgery residency training in Cleveland at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. She was drawn to this specialty because of the complex three dimensional problem solving involved in ENT surgery, which she felt particularly well suited for with her interest and background in art and architecture. After residency training Dr. Weng completed additional fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Vito Quatela in Rochester, NY. She found in fellowship training unique satisfaction in reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures that challenged and inspired her aesthetic and three dimensional problem solving skills. Dr. Weng is at the forefront of her field in  performing cutting edge, in office procedures including balloon sinuplasty.

Board Certified in Otolaryngology Fellowship training in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery she is a needed addition to the Denver-Boulder and Rocky Mountain region community.

 

APPOINTMENTS

FELLOWSHIP
  • Fellow in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery – Lindsay House Center for Plastic Surgery – Rochester, NY (Mentor Vito Quatela MD)
  • Residency Positions: Case Western Reserve University Otolaryngology, July, 2011 to June 2015
  • Internship in Surgery: Case Western Reserve University General Surgery Internship, July, 2010 to June, 2011

EDUCATION

MEDICAL SCHOOL
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
    MD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, July, 2005 to May, 2010
UNDERGRADUATE
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    BS, Architecture and Design, Biology, August, 2001 to June, 2005

PRESENTATIONS GIVEN

  • Catherine Weng, Stephen Greenfield, J. Harry Isaacson, MD. “Running Down the Wrong Path With a Diabetic Foot Injury” CCLCM, SGIM 31st Annual Meeting, 04/2008 (Abstract) Poster Presentation
  • Catherine Weng MD, Steven Houser MD. Acute Angioedema as a Response to Strep Tonsillitis, 116th Annual Meeting at COSM to be held April 10-14, 2013, in Orlando, FL. Poster Presentation
  • Catherine Weng MD, Rod Rezaee MD, Chad Zender MD. “Comparison of Color Flow Doppler, Angiogram, CT Angiogram and Time Resolved MR Angiogram in the Preoperative Evaluation of Lower Extremity Vascularity for Fibular Free Flap Reconstruction.” Poster presentation for 5th World Congress – IFHNOS and Annual Meeting AHNS July 2014.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Zhou Y, Zhong Y, Wang Y, Zhang X, Batista DL, Gejman R, Ansell PJ, Zhao J, Weng C, Klibanski A.
    “Activation of p53 by MEG3 non-coding RNA.”. Journal of Biochemistry, 2007; 282(34), 24731-42
    PMID: 17569660. http://www.jbc.org/cgi/reprint/282/34/24731
  • Chance C, Pang D, Weng C, Temkin A, Lax S, Silvermann W, Zigman W, Ferin M, Lee JH, Tycko B, Schupf N. “Variants of CYP 17 and CYP 19 Cytochrome P450 Genes are Associated with Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease in Women with Down Syndrome.”. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011 Nov. PMID: 22057025
  • Zender C, Guo T, Weng C, Faulhaber P, and Rezaee R. “Utility of SPECT/CT for peri-parotid sentinel lymph node mapping in the surgical management of head and neck melanoma.” American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2014 Jan-Feb; 35(1):12-8.
  • Hani Rayess, M.D.; Catherine Weng, MD; Gail Murray, PhD; Cliff Megerian, MD; Maroun Semaan MD
    ” Predictive factors and outcomes of cochlear implantation in patients with connexin 26 mutation; a comparative study.” Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):7-12. doi: 10.1016
  • Houser S. , Weng C, Liu Y, “A Patient with an Allergy Emergency” JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr;141(4):382-5. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.8. Review.
  • Stepnick D, Weng C, and Guyuron B. “Chapter 77 Rhinoplasty.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Approaches and Techniques. Editor Farhadieh, R., Bulstrode, N., Cugno, S. June 2015. WILEY-BLACKWELL John Wiley & Sons. Oxford, England.
  • Catherine Weng, Rod Rezaee, Jason E Thuener and Chad Zender. “Comparison of Color Flow Doppler, Angiogram, CT Angiogram and Time Resolved MR Angiogram in the Preoperative Evaluation of Lower Extremity Vascularity for Fibular Free Flap Reconstruction”. Journal of Otolaryngology and Rhinology. Accepted for publication.
  • Vito Quatela, Catherine Weng. “Transtemporal Midface Lift”. Oculofacial, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery. Editor Adam J Cohen. Springer. Accepted for publication.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Academy of Otolaryngolgy-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery