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.

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

Post Graduate School

Master of Science in Public Health, University of Missouri


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


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Academic Information

Professor and Former Chair
Former Dean, MU School of Medicine


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Research Profile

Zweig’s research interests include health service for older adults, advance care planning and end-of-life care. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals related to these topics. Having been in practice for 35 years, Zweig is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics as well as palliative medicine: specialized care that focuses on improving quality of life for patients and their families.

In addition to his research and practice, Zweig has a long history of service. He previously served as chair of the Missouri End-of-Life Coalition and served on the National Advisory Council for Community/State Partnerships to Improve End of Life Care. He was also associate editor of Archives of Family Medicine.

Zweig has been a board member and chair of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) Leadership Development Committee and a convener of the MU/ADFM New Chairs Workshop held each year in Columbia. He was also director of the MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging for many years. In 2019, he was named interim dean of medicine — an appointment that university leaders enthusiastically made permanent in 2020.

Dr. Steve Zweig is a professor of medicine and dean of the School of Medicine.

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Research Interests

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

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.