Michael Weiner, MD

Director of Philanthropy

Dr. Michael Weiner is a pediatric oncologist, philanthropist and author. He has been recognized and rewarded as the head of Pediatric Oncology and Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has made major significant contributions in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with leukemia and lymphoma and is nationally recognized as a leader in the field.

He is the founder of the Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund a 501(c)(3) charitable organization he began 25 years ago to support patients, families, special programs and research at Columbia. Other charitable endeavors include board membership on the Children’s Board at Columbia, Ronald McDonald Charities of New York, Medical Advisory Committee of Hyundai Hope on Wheels and as a consultant to the Valerie Fund charity of New Jersey. Dr. Weiner has deep knowledge of all aspects of philanthropy and charitable giving.

Dr. Weiner is also an author, his recent book “Living Cancer: Stories of an Oncologist, Father and Survivor” is an Amazon bestseller He has edited several medical textbooks and as is the process of completing “Images of the Babies Hospital,” a chronicle of the 4th oldest children’s hospital in the United States.