Jeffrey C. Weinreb
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 Yale School of Medicine. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from MIT, he received his M.D. 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 fifteen 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 or co-authored three textbooks and more than 230 peer-reviewed manuscripts, served on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals, and presented more than 1,000 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 chair 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 in 2019 from the SCBT-MR (now called the SABI).