Dr. Weinstein is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, where he majored in chemistry. After graduating from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, he completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals program in Miami, Florida. He returned to New England as a fellow in hematology at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, where he stayed after completing his fellowship, and ultimately gained an appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 1985 he joined the Division of Hematology/Oncology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston, a Tufts Medical School affiliate, where he established a program in therapeutic and donor apheresis. He later directed the Hematology and Transfusion Medicine section of the Division and became Professor of Medicine at Tufts. In 2006 he became the founding Chief of the Division of Transfusion Medicine at the UMass Memorial Medical Center, and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, where he served as Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Nursing and, among other duties, co-Director of the “Host Defense and Blood” course in the first-year medical school curriculum, until November 2019. He is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Weinstein has served as chair of the Hemapheresis Committee of AABB and chair of the Committee on Practice of the American Society of Hematology. He is past-president of the American Society for Apheresis, and of the World Apheresis Association. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Apheresis from 2004 to 2015. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the World Apheresis Association as Vice President for the Americas.