Dr. Zweig, who earned his MD from the University of Missouri, joined our faculty in 1984, after completing residency training, the RWJF Academic Family Practice Fellowship, and his MSPH degree at MU. He directed our Family Medicine Residency and later co-directed our Academic Primary Care Fellowship.
In 2019, Dr. Zweig was asked to serve as interim dean of MU School of Medicine, and a year later he was named dean. As dean, Dr. Zweig was recognized for his stellar leadership and the many ways he has promoted the research, education and clinical missions of MU’s School of Medicine. He stepped down as dean in the spring of 2022.
During his 40-year career at MU, Dr. Zweig played a key role in developing geriatrics and palliative care programs and advancing training in care for the elderly. He also worked with his colleagues across MU Health to promote diversity, inclusion and health equity.
In 2013, he received a Faculty-Alumni Award from the MU Alumni Association. In 2019 he earned the Anna B. Searcy Award from the MU Women in Medicine and Medical Sciences group for his work promoting gender equity. Dr. Zweig served as 2018 president elect and winter meeting program chair of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM). He has been ADFM’s representative to the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies and ADFM’s Leadership Development Committee chair.
Dr. Zweig, who retired in fall of 2022, enjoys being able to spend more time with his family – his wife, Susan Even, their two sons and two grandsons, and he likes to fish and travel. In his new role as professor emeritus, he hopes to find some way to advance family medicine and to particularly support those who have made the enduring commitment as family physicians.