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Daniel E. Weiner, MD, MS accepting new patients


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Tufts University School of Medicine; University of Maryland; Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications Internal Medicine, Nephrology
NPI # 1437251360
Gender Male
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
4th Floor
35 Kneeland St.
Box 391
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5866
Fax #: 617-636-2369

Publications + National Presentations

1. David A Drew, Daniel E Weiner, Hocine Tighiouart, Tammy Scott, Amy Kantor, L Fan, Kristina V Lou, Mark J Sarnak. Cognitive Function and All-Cause Mortality in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients. Am J Kidney Dis 2015 [in press]

2. David A Drew, Charmaine E Lok, Joshua T Cohen, Martin Wagner, Navdeep Tangri, Daniel E Weiner. Vascular Access Choice in Hemodialysis: a Decision Analysis. J Am Soc Nephrol 2015 [in press]

3. Daniel E Weiner, Steven M Brunelli, Abigail Hunt, Brigitte Schiller, Richard Glassock, Frank W Maddux, Douglas Johnson, Tom Parker, Allen Nissenson. Improving Clinical Outcomes among Hemodialysis Patients: A Proposal for a ‘Volume First’ Approach from the Chief Medical Officers of US Dialysis Providers. Am J Kidney Dis 64(5):685-95, 2014

4. Myra A Carpenter, Alin John, Matthew R Weir, Stephen R Smith SR, Lawrence Hunsicker, Bertram L Kasiske, John W Kusek, Andrew Bostom, Anastasia Ivanova, Andrew S Levey, Scott Solomon, Todd Pesavento, Daniel E Weiner. BP, Cardiovascular Disease, and Death in the Folic Acid for Vascular Outcome Reduction in Transplantation Trial. J Am Soc Nephrol 25(7):1554-1562, 2014

5. Daniel E Weiner, Hocine Tighiouart, Vlad Ladik, Klemens B Meyer, Philip G Zager, Douglas Johnson. Oral intradialytic nutritional supplement use and mortality in hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis 63(2):276-85, 2014

6. Daniel E. Weiner, Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer. Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Risk: Whether Black or White Race Matters. JAMA 310(7):697-698, 2013

7. Mark J Sarnak, Hocine Tighiouart, Tammy M Scott, Kristina V Lou, Eric P Sorensen, Lena M Giang, David A Drew, Kamran Shaffi, James A Strom, Ajay K Singh, Daniel E Weiner. Frequency of and risk factors for poor cognitive performance in hemodialysis patients. Neurology 80(5):471-80, 2013

8. Daniel E Weiner, Michael D McClean, James S Kaufman, Daniel R Brooks. The Central American Epidemic of CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 8(3):504-11, 2013

9. Amy W Williams, Dwyer AC, Allison A Eddy, Jeffrey C Fink, Bertrand L Jaber, Stuart L Linas, Beckie Michael, Ann M O'Hare, Heidi M Schaefer, Rachel N Shaffer, Howard Trachtman, Daniel E Weiner, Ronald J Falk; on behalf of the American Society of Nephrology Quality, and Patient Safety Task Force. Critical and Honest Conversations: The Evidence Behind the "Choosing Wisely" Campaign Recommendations by the American Society of Nephrology. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7:1664-1672, 2012

10. Daniel E Weiner, Myra A Carpenter, Andrew S Levey, Anastasia Ivanova, Edward H Cole, Lawrence Hunsicker, Bertram L Kasiske, S John Kim, John W Kusek, Andrew G Bostom. Kidney function and risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in kidney transplant recipients: the FAVORIT Trial. Am J Transplant 12(9):2437-45, 2012

11. Daniel E Weiner, Tammy M Scott, Lena M Giang, Brian T Agganis, Eric P Sorensen, Hocine Tighiouart, Mark J Sarnak. Cardiovascular Disease and Cognitive Function in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients. Am J Kidney Dis 58(5):773-81, 2011

12. Michael Allon, Lesley Dinwiddie, Eduardo Lacson Jr, Derrick L Latos, Charmaine E Lok, Theodore Steinman, Daniel E Weiner. Medicare reimbursement policies and hemodialysis vascular access outcomes: a need for change. J Am Soc Nephrol 22(3):426-30, 2011

13. Jose A Calvo, Dana C Miskulin, Klemens B Meyer, Daniel E Weiner. Nadir Hemoglobin Levels after Discontinuation of Epoetin in Hemodialysis Patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5(9):1621-7, 2010

14. Daniel E Weiner, Dana C Miskulin. Anemia management in CKD: bursting the hemoglobin bubble. Ann Intern Med 153(1): 53-55, 2010

15. Essam F. Elsayed, Hocine Tighiouart, John L Griffith, Tobias Kurth, Andrew S. Levey, Deeb N Salem, Mark J Sarnak, Daniel E Weiner. Cardiovascular Disease and Subsequent Kidney Disease. Archives Int Med 167(11): 1130-1136, 2007

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Dr. Weiner’s clinical specialties are general nephrology and dialysis, internal medicine, and cardiovascular disease in patients with CKD. Dr. Weiner is the Associate Medical Director of DCI Boston and treats home dialysis patients at DCI Somerville. In this role, he is working to enhance care for dialysis patients and dialysis education at Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Weiner is the recipient of an R01 from the NIDDK investigating the role of exercise on vascular disease, physical function and cognitive function in people with chronic kidney disease. He previously completed a K23 Career Development Award from the NIDDK investigating cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment in individuals with CKD. He is the local principal investigator in multiple clinical trials evaluating people with chronic kidney disease, including the NIH-funded SPRINT trial, investigating optimal blood pressure targets in older adults with cardiovascular disease or CKD.

Dr. Weiner also conduct research in the dialysis population, examining dialysis practices as well as cognitive impairment and cerebrovascular disease in dialysis patients. He also is collaborating with researchers at Boston University and in Nicaragua to investigate causes of CKD in Central America.

Other Professional Activities

Dr. Weiner is the Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. In this position, working with a dedicated staff, he is responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the Journal, and has endeavored to develop new content while maintaining current excellence.

Dr. Weiner, in conjunction with Dr. Gilbert, was the editor-in-chief of the National Kidney Foundation’s Primer on Kidney Diseases, 6th edition, a leading nephrology textbook.

Dr. Weiner is a member of the American Society of Nephrology’s Public Policy Board and is the chair of the American Society of Nephrology Quality Metric Task Force. He has been a member of two dialysis Technical Expert Panels charged with developing metrics for CMS to apply to dialysis care.

Dr. Weiner is the co-chair of the 2015 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting and will be the Chair of the 2016 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting.

Dr. Weiner is a member of the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) workgroup for hemodialysis adequacy, which will be releasing an updated hemodialysis guideline in 2015.

Dr. Weiner is the chair of the curriculum committee at Tufts University School of Medicine and is a member of the Residency Selection Committee at Tufts Medical Center. He lectures on Renal pathophysiology to students at the Friedman School of Nutrition and Tufts University School of Medicine and teaches Tufts medical students in the 2nd year Introduction to Clinical Reasoning course.