Clifford Weiss

Clifford Weiss is currently a practicing interventional radiologist, Clinical Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering, Innovation and Design (CBID), and a translational and clinical researcher.


Dr. Weiss’ clinical focus lies in vascular and interventional radiology. He specializes in MRI-guided interventions for the treatment of peripheral and renal arterial and vascular disease, total occlusions, claudication, varicocele, vascular malformations and venous thromboembolism.

As a practicing Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Weiss’ daily practice involves the use of cutting edge technologies and therapeutics to treat a diverse set of diseases including cancers, peripheral vascular disease, uterine fibroids and vascular malformations. Many of the tools and therapies he has worked to develop are either in clinical trials at Johns Hopkins, or have been recently FDA approved.

Dr. Weiss works closely with undergraduate, masters and PhD students in assessing clinical needs that can be solved using engineering/biomedical engineering solutions, and then in designing and implementing these solutions. Dr. Weiss has extensive knowledge and experience in the device design and evaluation/iteration processes, in intellectual property assessment, and in regulatory affairs. The CBID program in general is one of the nation’s leaders in device design education and though the program is under six years old, many of its designs and devices are already entering domestic and international markets.