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Jeffrey Weinreb

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Contact Information

Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, FACR, FISMRM, FSABI

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Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    333 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208042

    New Haven, CT 06520-8042

    United States



Dr. Jeffrey C. Weinreb is Director of the MRI Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the MIT, he received his MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has held faculty positions at UT Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and NYU School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI.

For more than three decades, Dr. Weinreb has been an innovator in MRI. He is a leading authority on MRI contrast agents and MRI safety, and he has made seminal contributions to clinical applications of MRI in the abdomen, spine, breast, prostate, breast, vascular system, obstetrics, and gynecology. He has authored/co-authored three textbooks and more than 230 peer reviewed manuscripts, served on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals, and presented more than 1000 invited lectures throughout the world.

Dr. Weinreb was the Principal Investigator for the NCI sponsored cooperative Multicenter Study of In Vivo MR Spectroscopy for the Evaluation of Prostate Cancer, and led an international effort to develop PI-RADS (Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System) to standardize the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of prostate MRI. In 2018 he was one of the organizers for the NIH/NIBIB workshop on clinical manifestations of gadolinium deposition. He recently helped to develop joint ACR-National Kidney Foundation consensus recommendations for the use of intravenous contrast media in patients with renal disease.

Dr. Weinreb has had numerous leadership position in professional organizations, including Vice President of the American College of Radiology, Chairman of the ACR Forum, member of the ACR Board of Chancellors, President of the New York Roentgen Society, and President of the SCBT-MR. As Chairman of the ACR Commission on Quality and Safety and Chairman of the ACR MRI Accreditation Program, Dr. Weinreb spearheaded efforts to improve the quality of medical imaging in the United States.

He has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medal Awards in 2017 from the ACR and the in 2019 from the SCBT-MR (now called the SABI).

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1983)
  • Chief Resident
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY (1982)
  • Resident
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY (1981)
  • Intern
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY (1979)
  • MD
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1978)

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
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award2001
FellowAmerican College of Radiology2001
Distinguished Committee Service AwardAmerican College of Radiology2001
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology2001
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology2000
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology1999
SCBT/MR Moncada Research Award1999
SCBT/MR Research Cum Laude Award1998
Editor's Recognition Award with “Special Distinction”Radiology1998
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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