Jeffrey Alan Weisberg
1943 - 2020
1943 - 2020
Jeffrey Alan Weisberg, a physician and entrepreneur, beloved father and grandfather, and treasured companion, died on April 24, 2020, at age 77. He co-founded a chain of urgent care centers in New York and helped develop a number of medical specialty practices, while pursuing eclectic passions and building deep relationships with the people he cared about.

Jeffrey was born in New York City on February 11, 1943, to George and Miriam Weisberg. His sister Laura was born three years later. After a peripatetic college career, Jeffrey attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In his first year of medical school, he met his future wife, Cheryl, who was then a student at Barnard College. They were married on July 20, 1968, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He did an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital before moving to California and completing a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University. After his training, he found himself drawn to emergency medicine and became the director of the emergency department at Sequoia Hospital and then co-founded a group of emergency physicians who ran the ERs at multiple hospitals.

The Weisberg family moved back east in 1979, sojourning in the Washington, D.C., area for a year and then settling in Chappaqua, New York, while Jeffrey worked at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 1983, he co-founded DOCS Office, an ambulatory care practice with a single location in Hartsdale, New York. Using his entrepreneurial energy, personal charm, and medical skill, he soon grew the single office into a chain. Over the following 20 years, he developed a system of urgent care and specialty offices in Westchester and joined forces with Beth Israel Hospital to open more primary care locations in New York City, as well as to develop new specialty practices, including New York Bone and Joint.

Jeffrey and Cheryl moved to a house on the shore in Guilford, Connecticut, in 1999 (after selling their Chappaqua home to Bill and Hillary Clinton). Jeffrey retired in 2004 and continued pursuing longtime hobbies while also sparking new interests. A succinct list of his passions would include performance cars, photography, woodworking, salt-water aquariums, jazz and folk music, high-fidelity stereo equipment, watches, coffee roasting, Ashley's ice cream, dogs, and sports.

In his last years, he was progressively limited by a neurological disorder that eventually left him in a wheelchair. He maintained the resourceful disposition that had been integral to his successful career, finding products and solutions on the internet. He also researched topics that fascinated him--primarily music, politics, and foreign affairs--even as it became painstakingly arduous for him to manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse.

He touched the lives of many people. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cheryl; his daughter, Emma Suzanne Weisberg, her husband, Liad Spiro, and their children Ciela and Micah; his son, Jonathan Weisberg, his wife, Meg, and their children Sophie and Gwyn; a niece, Erica Katz, and a nephew, Mark Kornblau; cousins and friends.
Published by New York Times from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2020.
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It was with great sadness to learn of Dr. Weisberg’s passing in the Columbia Alumnae Magazine today. My deepest condolences to your family.

I worked with Dr. Weisberg as an RN in, I believe, the first DOCs Office Center in Hartsdale in 1982-83. He was such a pleasure to work with. He was the total package.... delivering quality medicine with genuine warmth and kindness.

May your hearts continue to heal.

Paula Spokas
Paula Spokas
February 11, 2021
Dr. Weisberg employed me and was always fair. I consider that says much about a man's life. Best wishes to his children, and hi to Cheryl!
Harry Clark
August 1, 2020
Hilary Weissberg
July 22, 2020
Judy Jacobson
May 1, 2020
Jeff made the extraordinary years of medical school doubly remarkable. I will never forget him and the wonderful, endless hours we spent together. My condolences to Cheryl, Jonathan, Emma and the rest of the family.
Neil Kavey
April 29, 2020
The Class of 1969 of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons sends condolences to Cheryl and the family. Jeffs relaxed manner, intelligence, infectious smile and laugh, and many and varied experiences, interests and talents brought great energy to our class. We will miss him.
April 29, 2020
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