Dr. Weiner attended Johns Hopkins and the State University of New York, and worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NY, Yale, U Wisconsin (VA Research Associate, and Clinical Investigatorship) and Stanford (Young Investigator Award of the American College of Cardiology). In 1980 he performed the first experiment using implanted coils to obtain 31P NMR spectra from the kidneys of living rats. Since1980 he has been at the San Francisco VA Medical Center/UCSF. He is currently Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease, a 10,000 sq ft building with one research MRI, and is Professor of Radiology, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Neurology. He has published over 500 papers. His grants include studies of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, gulf war illness, posttraumatic stress disorder, HIV, and other neurodegenerative diseases. He is the Principal Investigator of the NIA funded $60 million Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. In 2006 he was awarded the Middleton Award for outstanding research in the VA. In 2010 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse and the Gold Medal of the City of Toulouse, France. In 2011 he accepted the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award of the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of the ADNI Project. He is married with two grown children, and lives in Mill Valley CA. He is also a professional jazz pianist, has recorded two CDs (Mike Weiner Trio and Mike Weiner-Live in Havana).