Leslie P. Weiner
Areas of treatment:Neuroimmunology
- Department of Neurology
Leslie P. Weiner, MD
- Keck Hospital of USC
- USC Healthcare Center 2
- USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
About this doctor:
Dr. Weiner is a world-renowned neurologist, educator and researcher. Dr. Weiner served as chair of the USC Department of Neurology for 25 years (1979 to 2003), guiding its growth from 3 to 40 full-time faculty members. He was instrumental in building neuroscience at USC, expanding clinical neurology at LAC+USC Medical Center, starting the neurology service at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and opening the department’s private practice sector. He has attracted millions of dollars in research funding from federal and state agencies, as well as philanthropic donors.
Dr. Weiner is internationally recognized for his research on the T-cell vaccine for multiple sclerosis. He is currently working with embryonic stem cells and oligodendroglial progenitor cells as new therapies for multiple sclerosis. He has received numerous honors, including Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Weiner holds the Richard Angus Grant, Sr. Chair in Neurology. The Weiner Chair of Neurology was donated and named in his honor in 2002.
Education:Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1961
Internships:SUNY - Syracuse University Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1961 - 1962
Residencies:Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurology, 1962 - 1965
Fellowships:Johns Hopkins University, Neurology/Epidemilogy, 1967 - 1969
National Institute of Health, Slow Virus Infections Lab, 1969 - 1973
Certifications:American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology: Neurology
Professional society memberships:American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Association
Society for Neuroscience
International Society for Stem Cell Research
Awards:"Who's Who in America" award
"Who's Who in the World" award
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.