Francis L. Weng, MD, MSCE, is a transplant nephrologist and Chief of the Renal and Transplant Division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Weng joined CBMC, then known as Saint Barnabas Medical Center, in 2005, and became Chief and Medical Director of the Transplant Division in 2019. He oversees a transplant program that has averaged, since 2015, >140 living donor kidney transplants and >300 total kidney transplants per year. Dr. Weng’s research, funded by the National Institutes of Health and others, focuses upon reducing racial disparities in access to living donor transplant and enhancing utilization of deceased donor kidneys.
Dr. Weng received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, and fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. During his fellowship, he obtained additional training in transplant nephrology and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology.