Jon Weinstein M.D., Ph.D.

 Jon Weinstein M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Weinstein is a vascular neurologist (stroke specialist) who sees patients with many different types of stroke or cerebrovascular disease at his weekly…

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Patient Care Philosophy

In my clinical practice, I try hard to establish seamless two-way communication between myself and my patients. I work hard to be accessible and available to patients for answering questions regarding diagnosis, work-up, treatment, expected recovery or other aspects of care. I see stroke recovery and prevention as a long-term collaborative effort between patient and physician.

Personal Interests

Dr. Weinstein enjoys exploring Seattle/Northwest with family, hiking, bicycling and skiing. He enjoys playing piano and trumpet and listening to symphony and opera.

Clinical Interests

Stroke/vascular neurology.

Research Interests

Basic research lab focusing on neuroinflammation in stroke.


Univ. of Calif. Irvine-College of MedicineMedical education1998
UW - Dept. of NeurologyFellowship
UW - Dept. of NeurologyResidency
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternship


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyVascular Neurology2008
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology2004
Dr. Weinstein is a vascular neurologist (stroke specialist) who sees patients with many different types of stroke or cerebrovascular disease at his weekly clinic at the UW Medicine Stroke Center at Harborview. Dr. Weinstein also works as an attending physician on the general neurology wards at Harborview and is one of seven stroke attendings that oversee acute management of stroke patients in the UW Medicine medical system. In addition, Dr. Weinstein is a clinician scientist in the UW Department of Neurology and runs an NIH-funded basic science research lab at UW Medical Center.

Dr. Weinstein's research focuses on characterizing the cellular and molecular mechanisms that occur in the brain following stroke. The lab studies topical areas in stroke research: ischemic preconditioning, neuroinflammation and the role of glial cells in stroke pathophysiology. The primary aim of work in his lab is to identify novel molecular targets for therapeutic intervention in this disorder. Dr. Weinstein is also actively involved in clinical studies and research on stroke and intracranial hemorrhage at Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Weinstein earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.D., Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He first came to the University of Washington as an intern in medicine and then completed his residency in neurology at UW. He stayed on at UW to complete a stroke fellowship in 2004 and has been on faculty in the UW Department of Neurology ever since.

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