Notable Alums


Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Graduation Year: 1983

David Weingarden

David Weingarden, M.D. ’83, is the founder and medical director of David S. Weingarden, M.D. & Associates, P.C., in Clinton Township, Mich., and the founder and director of the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Inpatient Rehabilitation Center.

He also is the founder and medical director of the Neuropathy Institute, the Macomb Post-Polio Clinic and the Center For Physical Medicine.

The chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

He received a bachelor’s degree with High Distinction and Honors from WSU in 1979, and was inducted into the Phi Sigma National Biological Honor Society.

Dr. Weingarden has brought state-of-the-art Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation care to the region. He developed and led metropolitan Detroit’s first post-polio clinic and Macomb County’s first bracing and amputee clinic. He developed Macomb County’s first inpatient rehabilitation unit.

He served as interim chief medical officer and vice president of Medical Affairs at St. Joseph’s Healthcare. He served on the Michigan Board of Medicine from 2006 to 2014. From 2007 to 2011, he served on the state’s Joint Task Force for Health Professions in Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Weingarden has received many awards, including being named 2010’s Most Compassionate Doctor. He received a 2010 Patient’s Choice Award, and a Top Rehabilitation Physician award in 2015, and a Top Doc Award in 2015 and 2017.