Dr. Louis Weiner, MD

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Dr. Louis Weiner, MD
Dr. Weiner is the director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he has held since 2008. He also is the chair of the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University, associate vice president of Georgetown University Medical Center and clinical director of Cancer Services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Weiner is responsible for the operation and development of Lombardi, including its research, clinical and educational missions. To further the center's clinical mission, Dr. Weiner oversees the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network in the metropolitan Washington area. Dr. Weiner is known for his laboratory and clinical research focusing on new therapeutic approaches that mobilize the patient's immune system to fight cancer using antibodies and other progressive therapies. Professionally, Dr. Weiner is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and a founding leader of AACR Cancer Immunology Working Group. He also serves as Chair of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Board of Scientific Counselors and is a member of the NCI Clinical Trials Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Research, which administers NIH research grants. He is senior editor for the journal Cancer Immunology Research, and associate editor for the journals Frontiers in Cancer Molecular Targets and Therapeutics and Journal of Immunotherapy for Cancer. Prior to joining Georgetown Lombardi, Dr. Weiner served as chairman of the Medical Oncology Department and vice president for Translational Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. He held an endowed chair in medical science and was the driving force behind developing an immunotherapy laboratory and clinical programs, as well as establishing the Center's medical oncology fellowship program. Dr. Weiner also served as professor in the Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Weiner's Care Philosophy

We live in a time of great hope in the area of cancer therapy. Many new, important and life-changing treatments are now being developed. As one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the United States, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is privileged to offer patients tomorrow's treatments today. With this progress in mind, I strive to offer all my patients the best possible therapies for their diseases, always mindful that I am neither treating a disease nor a patient, but a person with a life, a family and a combination of hopes and fears. Working at a great cancer center like this gives me the opportunity to collaborate with leading international experts to assure that my patients can benefit from the best possible care during the course of their journeys.

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Dr. Weiner is the director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he has held since 2008. He also is the chair of the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University, associate vice president of Georgetown University Medical Center and clinical director of Cancer Services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Weiner is responsible for the operation and development of Lombardi, including its research, clinical and educational missions. To further the center's clinical mission, Dr. Weiner oversees the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network in the metropolitan Washington area. Dr. Weiner is known for his laboratory and clinical research focusing on new therapeutic approaches that mobilize the patient's immune system to fight cancer using antibodies and other progressive therapies.

Professionally, Dr. Weiner is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and a founding leader of AACR Cancer Immunology Working Group. He also serves as Chair of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Board of Scientific Counselors and is a member of the NCI Clinical Trials Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Research, which administers NIH research grants. He is senior editor for the journal Cancer Immunology Research, and associate editor for the journals Frontiers in Cancer Molecular Targets and Therapeutics and Journal of Immunotherapy for Cancer.

Prior to joining Georgetown Lombardi, Dr. Weiner served as chairman of the Medical Oncology Department and vice president for Translational Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. He held an endowed chair in medical science and was the driving force behind developing an immunotherapy laboratory and clinical programs, as well as establishing the Center's medical oncology fellowship program. Dr. Weiner also served as professor in the Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

Dr. Weiner's Care Philosophy

We live in a time of great hope in the area of cancer therapy. Many new, important and life-changing treatments are now being developed. As one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated

centers in the United States, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is privileged to offer patients tomorrow's treatments today. With this progress in mind, I strive to offer all my patients the best possible therapies for their diseases, always mindful that I am neither treating a disease nor a patient, but a person with a life, a family and a combination of hopes and fears.

Working at a great cancer center like this gives me the opportunity to collaborate with leading international experts to assure that my patients can benefit from the best possible care during the course of their journeys. 

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  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical Center Hospital Of Vermont

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical Center Hospital Of Vermont

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tufts-New England Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

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  • Immunotherapy