Howard L. Weiner

Director

Dr. Howard L. Weiner, the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School since 1997 and Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital since 1985, pioneered the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and has investigated immune abnormalities in the disease. He also pioneered the use of the mucosal immune system for the treatment of autoimmune and other diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Based on his work, vaccines are being tested in multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and most recently in Alzheimer’s disease.  Dr. Weiner attended Dartmouth College, and received his M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.