Brian G. Weinshenker, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Internist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Brian G. Weinshenker, M.D., is a neurologist with specialty interest in multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. Additionally, he is an expert in diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases of the spinal cord, including acute transverse myelitis, cervical spondylosis and other genetic, vascular and metabolic myelopathies.

  1. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
  2. Multiple sclerosis
  3. Neuromyelitis optica
  4. Optic neuritis
  5. Transverse myelitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Autoimmune neurology
  • Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease)
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
  1. 1988
    Fellow - Neuroimmunology and Demyelinating DiseasesUniversity of Western Ontario
  2. 1985
    Resident - NeurologyUniversity of Minnesota
  3. 1982
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Manitoba
  4. 1978
    MDUniversity of Manitoba

Certifications

  1. 1985
    NeurologyRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada
  2. 1983
    Internal MedicineRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada
  3. 1982
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2012
    Best Poster Prize (1st place)28th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
  2. 2011
    John J. Dystel PrizeAmerican Academy of Neurology and National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  3. 2001
    Best poster (Epidemiology) at the Second annual Mayo Research ForumMayo Clinic
  4. 1998
    Listed in The Best Doctors in AmericaWoodward/White, Incorporated
  5. 1998
    Elected Member Based on CredentialsAmerican Society of Human Genetics
  6. 1996
    Elected Fellow Based on CredentialsAmerican Academy of Neurology
  7. 1996
    Elected Member Based on CredentialsAmerican Neurological Association
  8. 1987
    First Prize, Research PresentationsDepartment of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario
  9. 1986
    First Prize, Research PresentationsDepartment of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario
  10. 1984
    Appointed to Honor Society of Phi Kappa PhiUniversity of Minnesota
  11. 1974
    Alumni Association Scholarship for high standing in scienceUniversity of Manitoba
  12. 1973
    Aikins Scholarship in the English Language and Literature for outstanding record in English of First YearUniversity of Manitoba
  13. 1972
    Deans' Honour ListFaculty of Science, University of Manitoba
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Professional memberships

  1. 2009 - 2012
    ChairData Safety and Monitoring Committee, Advance Clinical Trial (BIIB017, pegylated interferon beta 1a) in MS, Biogen Pharmaceuticals
  2. 2008 - 2011
    MemberExecutive Committee, National Clinical Advisory Board, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  3. 2007 - 2011
    MemberData Safety and Monitoring Board, Fingolimod Phase III Clinical trials for MS, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  4. 2006 - present
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  5. 2006 - present
    Associate ChairResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  6. 2006 - present
    MemberDepartment of Neurology
  7. 2006 - present
    MemberAcademic Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  8. 2006 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  9. 2002 - present
    MemberGenomics Advisory Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  10. 2001 - 2006
    LiaisonDepartment of Neurology, Mayo Genomics Education Initiative, Mayo Clinic Committees
  11. 2001 - present
    MemberClinical Working Group, Sylvia Lawry Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research at Technical University of Munich
  12. 2000 - 2001
    Member21125 Multicenter Clinical Trial (Direct comparison between Rebif and Avonex in relapsing remitting MS) - the EVIDENCE Trial, Serono Laboratories
  13. 1998 - 2002
    MemberClinical and Allied Health Positions Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  14. 1998
    Ad Hoc ReviewerScientific Research Multiple Sclerosis of Belgium
  15. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Human Genetics
  16. 1997 - 1998
    Group Practice LeaderW8A Practice Group, Department of Neurology
  17. 1997 - 1998
    MemberNeurology Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  18. 1996 - 2000
    MemberSteering Committee for Multicenter North American Betaseron Study in Secondary Progressive MS, Berlex Corporation
  19. 1996 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  20. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  21. 1995 - 1998
    MemberCurriculum Subcommittee, Education Committee, Department of Neurology
  22. 1995 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  23. 1994 - 1996
    ReviewerScientific Program on MS and Related Topics, American Academy of Neurology
  24. 1994 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  25. 1993 - 1997
    MemberMayo Foundation Chapter, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  26. 1993 - 1995
    MemberMayo Spinal Cord Injury Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  27. 1993
    MemberNIH Ad hoc Review Committee Washington, Neuro-AIDS Consortium Program Project
  28. 1993 - present
    Ad Hoc ReviewerNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
  29. 1992 - 2001
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  30. 1992 - 2001
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  31. 1992 - 2001
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  32. 1992 - 1995
    MemberGrant Review Board, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  33. 1991 - 1994
    MemberExternal Data Safety and Monitoring Committee for Multicenter Betaseron Study in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, Berlex Corporation
  34. 1986 - 1993
    MemberOntario Medical Association
  35. 1985 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  36. 1983 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Physicians of Canada
  37. 1978 - 1993
    MemberCanadian Medical Association
  38.  
    Ad Hoc ReviewerInternational Human Frontier Science Program
  39.  
    Ad Hoc ReviewerThe Wellcome Trust
  40.  
    MemberClinical Rating Scales for Multiple Sclerosis Task Force, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  41.  
    MemberSteering Committee, 21125 Multicenter Clinical Trial (Direct comparison between Rebif and Avonex in relapsing remitting MS) - the EVIDENCE Trial, Serono Laboratories
  42.  
    MemberAdvisory Committee on Clinical Trials, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
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Publications

Research activities

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