Dr. Weisberg was born in Buffalo, NY. She went to Mount Holyoke College (Magna Cum Laude, Biochemistry) and received her Medical Degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine on Long Island, NY. Her residency in Internal Medicine was at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC and Hartford Hospital in CT. She did her Fellowship in Research and Clinical Oncology at Yale University. She moved to Maine in the late 1980s, working as a Staff Physician at Martin’s Point, and doing research in Solid Tumor Biology at the Maine Cytometry Research Institute. This involved joint projects with New England Cancer Specialists, which led to her eventually joining the organization.
Dr. Weisberg has worked in the field of medical oncology for more than 25 years. Her areas of interest are breast cancer treatment, cancer survivorship, clinical research in breast cancer, and the molecular genetics of breast cancer predisposition. She is the immediate past president of the Northern New England Cancer Society, and currently serves as chairperson of the American Society of Clinical Oncology State Affiliates Council. She also serves on the board of Hospice of Southern Maine.
Dr. Weisberg lives in Falmouth with her husband and enjoys reading, golf, long walks and visiting with her three grown daughter. When free from clinical responsibilities, she loves to travel both in the U.S. and abroad, with recent trips to Europe, South America, and Hawaii.
A native of Montana, Dixie received her bachelor of science in nursing from Montana State University. To pay for her education, she worked as a home health aide and was also a Hospice volunteer. With nursing degree in hand, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she worked at the University of Washington Medical Center on a combined oncology/transplant/research floor.
While pursuing her first graduate degree in Psychosocial nursing, she worked as a home health nurse with combined oncology and AIDs patients. Upon graduation, she moved to Maine and then pursed a second graduate degree at University of Maine at Orono. As a nurse practitioner, Dixie has worked in complimentary medicine, gynecology, and correctional medicine. She has been working at New England Cancer Specialists for 12 years, working primarily with breast cancer patients.
Regardless of patient population, the focus of Dixie's career has been and continues to be the relationship with her patients and their families.