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The Amyloidosis Research Consortium extends our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Janice Wiesman.  She was considered the world authority on the neurological ramifications of amyloidosis.

Dr. Wiesman passed away on August 4, 2020 after a long battle with COVID-19, she will be truly missed by those who were fortunate to know her. Dr. Wiesman was greatly dedicated to her work and will be remembered for her commitment and advances in the field. Dr. Wiesman received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She worked as a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and Staff Neurologist at Bellevue Hospital, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Staff Neurologist at Boston Medical Center. She treated patients with a wide range of nerve and neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and amyloidosis. She was the neurologist for the Boston University Amyloidosis Treatment and Research Center and was active in clinical trials for amyloid polyneuropathy. Dr. Vaishali Sanchorwala, who worked with Dr. Wiesman at the Boston University Amyloidosis Clinic, describes Janice as “where clinical expertise meets kindness.” Dr. Sanchorawala also added that “Dr. Wiesman will be remembered as a beacon of hope for her patients, a source of inspiration, a role model for her trainees, and with admiration by her colleagues. Her legacy is unique and she will be missed by all who knew her. She was a careful, thoughtful, and incredibly creative neurologist.”

Dr. Wiesman also published a book in 2016: Peripheral Neuropathy: What It Is and What You Can Do To Feel Better. This is a comprehensive guide that breaks down the causes and treatments of peripheral neuropathy into easy reading material and has helped many patients understand their symptoms and how to manage them. For more information on Dr. Wiesman’s book, please click here .

Janice Wiesman was 61 years old and resided in New York City with her husband and daughter. The amyloidosis community mourns this tremendous loss as we remember Dr. Wiesman’s accomplishments and offer our condolences to her loved ones.

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