Leslie P. Weiner

Professor of Neurology

Areas of treatment:

Multiple Sclerosis


  • Neurology


  • Department of Neurology


  • English
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Leslie P. Weiner, MD

Professor of Neurology

Practicing locations:

  • 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.


Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1961


SUNY - Syracuse University Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1961 - 1962


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurology, 1962 - 1965


Johns Hopkins University, Neurology/Epidemilogy, 1967 - 1969
National Institute of Health, Slow Virus Infections Lab, 1969 - 1973


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


"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.