Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR, FISMRM, FSCBT/MR

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, MRI Services; Chief, MRI Service

Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Body Imaging: Computed Tomography | Clinical Radiology

General Adult Urology

Liver Cancer Program

Liver Center

Uroradiology

Yale Cancer Center: Liver Cancer Program | Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and New York University School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI, Breast MRI, and MRA. Yale has been his home since 2002.
Dr. Weinreb is currently Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine and Chief of MRI at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a leading authority on MRI contrast agents, MRI safety, and the use of MRI for the abdomen (focusing on the liver), and pelvis (focusing on the prostate). A noted educator and lecturer, he has presented more than 900 invited lectures and has been a frequent Visiting Professor throughout the world. Dr. Weinreb has authored/co-authored more than 200 published manuscripts and 3 textbooks, and he has been on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals. As Chairman of the American College of Radiology Commission on Quality and Safety, Dr. Weinreb spearheaded efforts to improve the quality of medical imaging in the USA. Recently, he led an international effort to develop PI-RADS v2 (Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System Version 2) to standardize the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of prostate MRI, and the manuscript was recognized as the Best Clinical Research Paper published in European Urology for 2016. He has served as President of the SCBT/MR, President of the New York Roentgen Society, and Vice President of the ACR, and he currently chairs ACR RADS Steering Committee. He is the recipient of the 2017 ACR Gold Medal Award.

Education & Training

MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1978)
Fellow Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Chief Resident Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Resident Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Intern Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Board Certification AB of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (1983)

Honors & Recognition

  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution, ACRIN American College of Radiology Imaging Network (2004)

  • M.A. Privatim (honorary Master’s degree)Yale University, New Haven, CT (2004)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology (2003)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology (2002)

  • SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award (2002)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction” Radiology (2001)

  • SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award (2001)

  • Fellow American College of Radiology (2001)

  • Distinguished Committee Service AwardAmerican College of Radiology (2001)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology (2000)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology (1999)

  • SCBT/MR Moncada Research Award (1999)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology (1998)

  • SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award (1998)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology (1997)

  • SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award (1997)

  • Giovanni Di Chiro Award for Outstanding Scientific ResearchJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography (1996), (1998)

  • Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology (1996)

  • SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award (1995)

  • SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award (1994)

  • SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award (1993)

  • Fellow of the Society Award Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (1992)

  • Mount Sinai-Hadassah Medical Center Exchange ProgramMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (1978)

  • Indian Health Service Fellowship (1975)

  • Frederick H. King Merit Scholarship AwardMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (1974), (1978)

  • Phi Beta KappaMIT, Cambridge, MA (1974)

  • Phi Lambda UpsilonHonorary Chemical Society, MIT (1974)

  • National Science Foundation Research FellowshipWaldemar Medical Research Foundation, Woodbury, NY (1969)

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