Dr. David Weinstein is board-certified in dermatology. He began his medical career at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He completed his residency in dermatology at New York Medical College, where he served as the Chief Resident. After his medical training, Dr. Weinstein completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Good Samaritan Trihealth in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Weinstein’s research interests are in the area of cutaneous oncology, dermatologic surgery, and wound healing, for which he has numerous first-author publications. Throughout his education, Dr. Weinstein has received several awards which include the Cynthia E. Saporito Resident’s Day Award, ASDS Preceptorship and the Resident Teaching Award.

Dr. Weinstein was welcomed to the University of Central Florida (UCF), College of Medicine in 2015 as an assistant professor of dermatology. His primary role with UCF is as a physician at UCF Health, where he will contribute to Gateway’s focus on Inflammation. Dr. Weinstein is fluent in Spanish and has served on medical mission trips to Mexico and Ecuador. Dr. Weinstein maintains professional membership with the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Medical Association.

Recent Publications

Weinstein D, Leininger J, Hamby C, Safai B. Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers in Melanoma. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2014 Jun; 7(6): 19-30.

Gowda S, Weinstein D, Blalock T, Gandhi K, Mast B, Chin G, Schultz G. Topical Application of Recombinant Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Increases the Rate of Healing and the Level of Proteins that Regulate This Response. International Wound Journal. 2013 Oct 7.

Weinstein D, Highsmith J, Krishnan L, Leininger J, Shulman K. Asymptomatic Solitary Dermal Plaque. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2013 Dec; 6(12): 47-49.

Weinstein D, Yang Q, Gibson D, Schultz G. Treatment of Ischemic Full Thickness Skin Wounds in Athymic Rats with Human Stem Cells Accelerates Healing. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; Dallas, TX. April 2011. (Poster)

Escandon J, Vivas A, Tang J, Weinstein D, Bonilla-Martinez Z, Keegan B, Miteva M, Romanelli P, Kirsner R. Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha and Recalcitrant Venous Leg Ulcers: A Pilot Study to Determine the Effect of Anti TNF-alpha Therapy. Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; Dallas, TX. April 2011. (Poster)

Weinstein DA, de Araujo T. Chapter 20: Atypical Wounds in Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2011.

Weinstein DA, Kirsner RS. Refractory Ulcers: The Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor-α. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2010 Jul; 63(1):146-54.

Education & Specialties

• MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
• Resident, Department of Dermatology, New York Medical College, New York, NY
• Fellow, Procedural Dermatology, Good Samaritan Trihealth, Cincinnati, OH


• Dermatology

Areas of Expertise:

• General Dermatology
• Dermatologic Surgery
• Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
• Cosmetic Dermatology
• Dermatologic Laser Surgery