Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC, is president for MedStar Health Research Institute, professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and director of the ultrasound core laboratories at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Weissman's research interests include valvular heart disease, left ventricular remodeling and intravascular imaging. His ultrasound core laboratory has served as a site for over 100 multi-center trials, including multiple studies on pharmacologic effects of valvular and ventricular function, prosthetic valve assessments, and intracoronary therapies. Additionally, Weissman has served as principal investigator for numerous national and international multi-center trials, and is currently the national principal investigator on a cardiac safety study with over 3,500 participants. Prior to moving to the Washington Hospital Center, he was the director of the clinical echo lab at Georgetown University.
Weissman received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York. He then completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at New York Hospital in New York. 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, Massachusetts.
Internationally recognized as an expert in cardiac ultrasound, Weissman has served on several national organizations, and is on several editorial boards for various internationally recognized journals. He has published hundreds of abstracts and original reports, as well as written several review articles and book chapters. Most recently, he wrote a textbook on cardiac imaging.