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Howard L. Weiner, MD

Howard L. Weiner, MD

Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
Director and Founder of the Brigham MS Center
Co-Director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Biography

Howard Weiner is the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at Harvard, Director and Founder of the Brigham MS Center and Co-Director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital which investigates multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors. He has investigated immune mechanisms in nervous system diseases and pioneered the study of the mucosal immune system.  Many of his discoveries in neuroimmunology are being translated to human disease.  In 2004, Harvard Medical School honored him with the establishment of the Howard Weiner Professorship of Neurologic Diseases. He is the 2007 recipient of the John Dystel Prize for MS Research and in 2012 he received the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award for investigating the innate immune system in Alzheimer’s disease. He is the author of the books Curing MS and The Brain Under Siege (October 2021). He wrote and directed the award-winning documentary What is Life? The Movie and the award-winning film Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game starring Martin Landau and Paul Sorvino.

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