Michael Weiner, MD
|Title||Professor in Residence|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Radiology and Biomedical Imaging|
|The American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation||2013||Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases|
|Alzheimer's Association Award||2011||Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award|
|Paul Sabatier University Toulouse, France||2010||Gold Medal|
|Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center||2006||Middleton Award for Outstanding Research|
|International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine||2002||Fellow|
|Radiological Society of North America||1993||Editor’s Recognition Award|
|American College of Cardiology||1976||Young Investigator Award|
|American College of Physicians||1973||Fellow|
|Veterans Administration||1971||Research Associate and Clinical Investigator |
|National Kidney Foundation||1970||Fellow|
Michael Weiner, MD, is a Professor in Residence in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is Principle Investigator of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, which is the largest observational study in the world concerning Alzheimer's Disease. He is the former Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After graduating from the Johns Hopkins University in 1961, He obtained his M.D, from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York in 1965, and he completed his internship and residency in Medicine from Mt. Sinai Hospital in 1967. From 1967-1968, Dr. Weiner completed a residency and clinical fellowship in Metabolism from Yale-New Haven Medical Center. In 1970, he completed a research fellowship in Nephrology from Yale University School of Medicine and a research fellowship in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin Institute for Enzyme Research in 1972, followed by a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine, Renal Section from the University of Wisconsin Institute in 1972. In 1974 he became an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at Stanford University, and in 1980 he became an Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at UCSF. In 1983, he established the Magnetic Resonance Unit at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, which became the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases in 2000. In 1990, he became a Professor of Radiology, Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology at UCSF.
Dr. Weiner’s research activities involve the development and utilization of MRI and PET for investigating and diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases. In 1980, Dr. Weiner was one of the first to perform MRS on an intact animal, and subsequently pursued his goal to develop MRI/S as a clinical tool. During the past 25 years he has worked to develop and optimized the use of MRI, PET, and blood based biomarker methods to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Also, Dr. Weiner’s research focuses on monitoring effects of treatment to slow progressions in Alzheimer’s disease, and detecting Alzheimer’s disease early in patients who are not demented, but risk subsequent development of dementia. He is the Principle Investigator of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative which has enrolled over 1500 subjects (including controls, MCI, and AD) at 68 sites across the USA and Canada for cognitive testing, MRI, PET, and lumbar puncture. He has also launched The Brain Initiative, which is a web-based registry for recruiting, screening, and longitudinally monitoring subjects for neuroscience studies of all types. Dr. Weiner has 649 published articles and he has written 70 book chapters.
Neurodegenerative diseases and brain imaging
Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease neuroimaging, front temporal dementia, vascular dementia, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, military associated diseases
Alzheimer's disease, MRI, brain imaging, neurodegenerative diseases
Education and Training:
• Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York - Medicine
• Internship: Mt. Sinai Hospital - Medicine
• Residency: Mt. Sinai Hospital - Medicine
• Residency: Yale-New Haven Medical Center - Metabolism
• Research Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine - Nephrology
• Research Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Institute of Enzyme Research - Biochemistry
• Joint Appointment: University of Wisconsin Inst. Enzyme Research - Dept Medicine/Nephrol.
• Assistant Professor: Stanford University - Medicine
• Associate Professor: UCSF - Medicine
• Professor: UCSF - Radiology, Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology
• California Medical License
Alzheimer's disease, MRI, brain imaging, neurodegenerative diseases.
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