Yaffa Katherine Weaver, M.D. was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey.She attended Duke University School of Engineering in Durham, North Carolina graduating summa cum laude with a dual major in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering.
She then worked a year for General Electric on semi custom semiconductor chip design.Following this, Dr. Weaver moved to Boston and enrolled in a unique program called Health Sciences and Technology, which is a collaborative effort of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In addition to the usual medical studies, she spent an extra year at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Laser Research Laboratory and performed experiments with a picosecond pulsed Nd:YAG laser.She graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1993.
During her three years at Bascom Palmer, Dr. Weaver continued some basic research with the YAG laser and also developed a special interest in the management of glaucoma.
Several clinically relevant papers were published in the peer-reviewed literature following these investigations.After completing her ophthalmology residency in 1997, she completed a one-year glaucoma fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Dr. Weaver was a full-time clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Alabama from 1998 until June of 2001 when she formed a private practice with four other Mobile eye care professionals.
She is Board Certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology