Richard Thomas Weirich, MD, PhD

Title: Endocrinologist
Company: Beloit Health System
Location: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States

Richard Thomas Weirich, MD, PhD, Endocrinologist at Beloit Health Systems, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clinical endocrinology.

While conducting research for an undergraduate paper, Dr. Weirich went down a stack of books and chose one with information on estrogen-induced yolk proteins in birds, which is how he got his start in endocrinology. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry from the College of Wooster in 1978, he went on to achieve a Master’s degree in thyroid from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 1990, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota with his thesis “Evolutionary Study of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor.” Fulfilling his medical requirements, Dr. Weirich completed a residency in internal medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1993, along with a fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institute of Health’s Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in 1996.

Upon spearheading his professional career, Dr. Weirich gained three years of insightful experience as a clinical researcher for Merck. Having accrued nearly 25 years of experience in endocrinology, he has excelled as an endocrinologist for Beloit Health Systems in Wisconsin since 2008. Likewise, he has offered his expertise through education as an assistant professor of medicine at Illinois Rockford School of Medicine and as a speaker to 25 drug companies. Presently, he remains a member of the Endocrine Society. For his vast success, Dr. Weirich has twice been named Outstanding Physician, in which he credits hard work for his accomplishments. He also owes credit to his mentors over the years, Jack Hans Oppenheimer and Dr. Herbert W. Leighton. Notably, Dr. Weirich was a lieutenant commander to the U.S. Public Health Service.

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