COL (Dr.) Michael A. Weber earned his commission through ROTC and his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1987. He was branched in the chemical corps and was assigned as a platoon leader in the 13th Chemical Company, Baumholder, Germany, in 1988. After two years, he was assigned as the assistant S-3 of 6-29 Field Artillery at Idar Oberstein, Germany. Next, he completed the Chemical Officer Advance Course in June 1992 and was re-branched in the Medical Service Corps in July 1992 before attending the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
COL Weber was inducted into the Alpha-Omega-Alpha honor society in 1995 and served as his chapter’s vice president. After medical school graduation in 1996, he was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he completed his general surgery intern-ship and residency. After residency graduation in 2002, he was assigned to Fort Hood, where he took command of the 555 Forward Surgical Team. In February 2003, he deployed his unit to Kuwait and Iraq in direct support of the 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division.
COL Weber returned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 for fellowship training in vascular surgery. In 2006, he was assigned to William Beaumont Army Medical Center as the chief of vascular surgery. He was deployed to Iraq in 2008 as the OIF-OEF Theater Vascular Consultant at Ibn-Sina Hospital with the 86th Combat Surgical Hospital (CSH) and the 10th CSH.
COL Weber was again assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2009 and became the integrated chief of vascular surgery and vascular surgery fellowship program director. He led the planning and execution of the vascular surgery BRAC transformation establishing the fellowship training program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center-Bethesda and the first vascular surgery service at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
COL Weber is double board-certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American
College of Surgery, a Certified Physician Executive, and a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. He completed the Officer Basic Course, Officer Advanced Course, and the Command and General Staff College. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge.
In July 2012, COL Weber took command of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, which includes the DOD’s only Burn Center, Combat Casualty Care Research, and the Joint Trauma System.