Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC, FASE, is the Chief Scientific Officer for MedStar Health and President
of MedStar Health Research Institute. Dr. Weissman is a professor of medicine at Georgetown
University School of Medicine and an internationally recognized cardiologist with expertise in
echocardiography and clinical trials.
As chief scientific officer, he provides leadership for the development and implementation of specific
scientific priorities, with a commitment to further advancing MedStar Health as an academic
healthcare system. As president of the Research Institute, he is responsible for the overall strategic
and operational direction of the research arm of MedStar Health.
Dr. Weissman’s research interests include the use of cardiovascular ultrasound imaging in clinical
trials on valvular heart disease, prosthetic heart valves, and intravascular therapeutics. He has served
as principal investigator for numerous national and international multi-center trials served on several
national organizations and editorial boards and written hundreds of original reports published in high
profile peer-reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to serve as an expert on U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panels and National Institutes of Health commissions and held many national
leadership positions including past president of the American Society of Echocardiography and past
chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Imaging Council.
Dr. Weissman received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New
York. He completed his internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at New
York Hospital. He followed his residency training with a clinical and research fellowship in
Cardiology and a fellowship in Cardiac Ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital in