President, MedStar Health Research Institute
Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC, FASE, is president of MedStar Health Research Institute, the research organization providing scientific, regulatory and administrative support for research programs across MedStar Health. He is a professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Weissman directs the Cardiovascular Core Laboratories at MedStar Health, which has provided services for more than 150 multi-center trials, including multiple studies on the effects of medications on valvular and ventricular function, prosthetic valve assessments and intracoronary therapies.
Dr. Weissman's research interests include valvular heart disease, left ventricular remodeling and intravascular imaging. Additionally, he has served as principal investigator for numerous national and international multi-center trials and is the national principal investigator on cardiac safety studies involving more than 10,000 participants. Prior to his current role, Dr. Weissman served as the director of the Clinical Echocardiography Laboratory at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Weissman received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York. He completed his internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital. He followed his residency training with a clinical and research fellowship in Cardiology and a fellowship in Cardiac Ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Internationally recognized as an expert in cardiac ultrasound, Dr. Weissman has served on several national organizations, as well as editorial boards for various peer reviewed journals. He has written hundreds of original reports published in highly regarded journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, and theJournal of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, he has written review articles, book chapters and a textbook on cardiac imaging. He is frequently invited to serve as an expert on U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panels and National Institutes of Health commissions. Dr. Weissman has been elected by his peers to be the president of the American Society of Echocardiography for the 2014-2015 term and is chair of the American College of Cardiology's Imaging Council.