Louis Weiner is the director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. He holds the Francis L. and Charlotte G. Gragnani Chair and is a professor of oncology and chair of the oncology department at Georgetown University Medical Center. He also serves as the director of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, a cancer service line serving patients in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. He also leads the MedStar-Georgetown Cancer Network in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
Previously, Weiner served as chairman of the medical oncology department and vice president for translational research at Fox Chase Cancer Center and also served as professor in the department of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and founded the AACR Cancer Immunology Working Group. He served as chair of the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology from 2012 to 2018 and was a member of the NCI Clinical Trials Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2018. He also served on the NCI’s Blue Ribbon Panel working group on immunotherapy for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative and the Advisory Panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Research.
Weiner earned his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After completing his internship and residency at the University of Vermont’s Medical Center Hospital, he held clinical and research fellowships in hematology and oncology at Tufts University School of Medicine.