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Jeffrey Weinreb

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

Contact Information

Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, FACR, FISMRM, FSABI

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208042

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8042

    United States



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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution, ACRINAmerican College of Radiology Imaging Network2004
M.A. Privatim (honorary Master’s degree)Yale University, New Haven, CT2004
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology2003
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology2002
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award2002
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology2001
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award2001
FellowAmerican College of Radiology2001
Distinguished Committee Service AwardAmerican College of Radiology2001
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology2000
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology1999
SCBT/MR Moncada Research Award1999
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology1998
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award1998
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology1997
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award1997
Giovanni Di Chiro Award for Outstanding Scientific ResearchJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography1996, 1998
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology1996
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award1995
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award1994
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award1993
Fellow of the Society Award Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging1992
Mount Sinai-Hadassah Medical Center Exchange ProgramMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY1978
Indian Health Service Fellowship1975
Frederick H. King Merit Scholarship AwardMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY1974, 1978
Phi Beta KappaMIT, Cambridge, MA1974
Phi Lambda UpsilonHonorary Chemical Society, MIT1974
National Science Foundation Research FellowshipWaldemar Medical Research Foundation, Woodbury, NY1969

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