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|
|Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award||2011||Research Award|
|Paul Sabatier University Toulouse, France||2010||Gold Medal|
|San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center||2006||Veterans Affairs Middleton Award |
|International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine||2002||Fellow|
|Radiological Society of North America||1993||Editor’s Recognition Award|
|American College of Physicians||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 study in the world concerning Alzheimer's Disease. He is also the Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree in Medicine 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.
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 the first to perform MRS on an intact animal, and now his goal is to develop MRI/S as a clinical tool. CIND is first to use MRS to study epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. The main focus of his research is to develop and optimize the use of MRI, PET, and blood based biomarker methods to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders with high sensitivity and specificity. Also, Dr. Weiner’s research focuses on monitoring effects in treatment of slow progressions in Alzheimer’s, and detecting Alzheimer’s disease early in patients who are not demented, but risk subsequent development of dementia.
Dr. Weiner is an active member of the Western Association of Physicians, the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, and the American College of Radiology. Presently, he Co-Chairs the Alzheimer’s Diseases Prevention Meeting, and he is a reviewer and on the Editorial Board of three scientific journals. Dr. Weiner has 649 published articles and he has written 70 book chapters, 113 abstracts, and 7 significant publications.
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
• Resident: Mt. Sinai Hospital - Medicine
• Resident: 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 Institute of Enzyme Research - Department of Medicine; Renal Section
• California Medical License #G28940
Alzheimer's disease, MRI, brain imaging, neurodegenerative diseases.
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