Title: Neurology Educator
Company: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Leslie P. Weiner, MD, Neurology Educator at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurology.
Dr. Weiner earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wilkes College in 1957 where he conducted various types of research. Upon his acceptance to medical school, he was very flexible in terms of what he wanted to do. Backed by a love for research and science, he participated in a number of social activities and felt medicine was the right thing to pursue. In addition, he had a mentor, Dr. Sheldon Cohen, who placed him and his roommate on work studying hay fever. In 1961, Dr. Weiner received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati in 1961. From there, he completed an internship in medicine at the State University of New York in Syracuse from 1961 to 1962.
Continuing his medical requirement, Dr. Weiner was proud of his acceptance to the residency program at John Hopkins Hospital in 1962, remaining until 1965. From 1967 to 1969, he was a fellow of John Hopkins Hospital. He then was a fellow in virology with the National Institutes of Health for one year. Dr. Weiner joined John Hopkins University in 1969, remaining until 1975 as an assistant professor and associate professor. In 1975, he joined the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, remaining until his retirement in 2016. While there, he held the positions of professor of neurology and microbiology, chairman of the department of neurology, professor of neurology and the Richard Angus Grant senior chair in neurology. From 1991 to 1996, he was also the chief neurologist at the University of Southern California University Hospital.
Looking back on his illustrious career, a highlight for Dr. Weiner was the development of a vaccine for multiple sclerosis, along with the virology he did over the years. He also became involved in stem cell research, which led to him becoming the chairman of the Connecticut State Stem Cell Committee. As a testament to his success, Dr. Weiner was inducted as a member of various esteemed organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National MS Society, Coalition for Advancement of Medical Research and American Neurology Association, to name a few. He has received grants from the Heron Foundation, Gogian Foundation, Oxnard Foundation, McDonald Foundation, Race to Erase MS Nancy Davis Centers Without Walls, National Institutes of Health, Kenneth Norris Foundation, Conrad Hilton Foundation and Teva Neuroscience. Notably, he is also listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in America.
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