Austin Wertheimer

Dr. Austin Wertheimer closed his office in 2013 after 32 years of practice in women’s health, specializing in cancer prevention and menopausal management. Prior to this he served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. As a strong advocate for women and social justice he chose to do his early training at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) which provides care to many of the underserved in the City of Boston. After finishing his residency, he joined the staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. While there he worked at neighborhood health centers and women’s clinics and collaborated with the BIDMC social service department in teaching the care of rape survivors to medical trainees. Under the tutelage of Dr. Louis Burke, he learned to use the laser to treat women with abnormal Pap smears for the prevention of cervical cancer and moved on to Boston University to head their Women’s Center and direct the women’s laser service. He taught seminars and training sessions for medical students, physicians and laser manufacturers.

Before coming to Boston, Dr. Wertheimer did his undergraduate work at the University of Rochester where he graduated with honors. He obtained his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He has published articles in professional journals and books over a wide range of topics including laser surgery and infectious disease. 

Dr. Wertheimer has always enjoyed photography. His images can be seen at which also contains a “pro bono” section with his photo work for non-profit events and fundraisers. His other affiliations include Physicians for Social Responsibility and Bikes not Bombs.