Meet the Director

Jeanne Y. Wei, M.D., Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at UAMS, joined the faculty in 2002.  Prior to joining UAMS, Dr. Wei served as associate professor of medicine and director of the Division of Aging at Harvard Medical School (HMS), as well as chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  At the University of Illinois, she earned a bachelor’s degree in physics, medical degree in medicine and a doctorate in pharmacology.

She completed postdoctoral training as a medicine intern and resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.  She also completed clinical and research fellowships in cardiology at Johns Hopkins and served as a fellow in the Clinical Physiology Branch – Cardiovascular Section at the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Aging, and Gerontology Research Center.

Known worldwide for her work in the field of aging, she has more than 30 years experience conducting gerontological research, mentoring gerontologic fellows and junior faculty members, and developing research and academic programs and initiatives.

Dr. Wei has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in both Boston and Arkansas.

She serves as both the Executive Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Chair of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics and continues to be engaged in the clinical care of patients in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic at the Reynolds Institute.