Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH

Steven Zweig, MD, MSPH

Family and Community Medicine

Professor Emeritus
Former Chair; Former Dean, School of Medicine



Steven Zweig, MD, joined the MU Family and Community Medicine faculty in 1984 after graduating from medical school, completing residency and academic fellowship training, and earning his Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree at the University of Missouri. Early in his career, Dr. Zweig directed the Family Medicine Residency and later co-directed the Academic Primary Care Fellowship. He served as chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine from 2008 until 2019, when he was named interim dean of the MU School of Medicine. His appointment as dean was made permanent effective April 1, 2020. Dr. Zweig maintains an outpatient practice and cares for patients as a member of MU’s Supportive and Palliative Care team.

Academic Information

Professor Emeritus
Former Chair; Former Dean, School of Medicine


One Hospital Drive
MA204e Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-4080

Research Interests

  • Health Services Research in Geriatrics and End-of-Life Care

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Family Medicine

University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


Geriatric Medicine

University of Missouri School of Medicine GME

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of FM - Hospice and Palliative Care
American Board of Family Med-Geriatric Medicine

Awards & Honors


University of Missouri Faculty-Alumni Award


Jane Hickman Teacher of the Year, University of Missouri School of Medicine


  • Burnout in Physicians and the Role of Leadership.
    Mo Med. 2021;118(1):34-35.
    Zweig S.
  • Patient-doctor telemedicine: virtual care in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.
    Mo Med. 2020;117(3):175-176.
    Zweig S.
  • Rebuilding after the Flood: Highlights from the 2019 ADFM Winter Meeting.
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2019;17(3):283-284.
    Weidner A, Zweig S, Iroku-Malize T, Arenson C, Davis A.
  • What's in a Name? Departments of Family Medicine and...
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2019;17(2):185-186.
    Weidner A, Grumbach K, Gilchrist V, Zweig S, Davis A.
  • Guest commentaries: Family medicine trends to look for in 2017.
    Healio; 2017
    deGruy FV, Page C, Tatum PE, III, Thompson MJ, Zweig SC.
  • The last 5 years of the MU/ADFM new chairs workshop.
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2017;15(1):90-91.
    Zweig S, Davis A, Weidner A, Hosokawa M, Colwill J.
  • Stepping through: The transition from department chair.
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2016;14(5):479-480.
    Zweig S, Matson C, Magill M, Campbell T, Davis A.
  • Evolving competencies for chairs of departments of family medicine.
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2015;13(3):284-285.
    Davis A, Zweig S, Franko J, Weidner A.