J. Weinreb, M.D., FACP is a graduate of Brooklyn College, the Jewish Theological
Seminary, and Downstate Medical Center (summa cum laude). After a residency
in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship
and faculty position at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y., he opened a
private practice of Hematology and Medical Oncology in West Broward County.
After 24 years, he continues practicing hematology and oncology in Tamarac,
Florida. He has published many articles in various medical and scientific
journals. He has also authored and edited medical textbook chapters. In
addition, Dr. Weinreb is a fellow of the American College of Physicians
and a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society
of Clinical Oncology, and the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Physicians.
He currently serves as the Broward County Medical Director for Vitas Hospice
and has been a member of the ethics committee of the National Hospice Organization.
He has been honored with the Humanitarian Award of the Israel Cancer Research
Dr. Weinreb became interested in Gaucher Disease more than 30 years ago when he was chosen as a Research Associate by Dr. Roscoe Brady at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Brady is responsible for discovering the cause of Gaucher Disease as a deficiency of the enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, and for pioneering the concept of enzyme replacement therapy. Working in Dr. Brady's laboratory, Dr. Weinreb demonstrated that Gaucher Disease is a lysosomal storage disorder, and helped formulate some of the purification procedures which eventually led to the production of Cerezyme, the treatment that has proven so important for patients suffering from this hereditary disorder. For the last 12 years, Dr. Weinreb has concentrated on treating patients with Gaucher Disease and on clinical research aimed at optimizing treatment. Dr. Weinreb is an active participant in the Gaucher Registry and serves as the Southeast Regional Coordinator of the International Cooperative Gaucher Group. Dr. Weinreb frequently lectures about Gaucher Disease to physician and lay audiences.
When not doctoring, Dr. Weinreb is interested in Jewish history, archaeology, and law. He enjoys traveling, hiking, and fishing. He carries golf clubs in the trunk of his car which, to the everlasting relief of all true golfers, rarely get used. Last but not least, he is a proud and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.