William G. Weppner



Dr. Weppner received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Medicine, going on to complete both his internal medicine training and a Masters in Public Health at the University of Washington, as well. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the University of Washington, Core Faculty with the University of Washington-Boise Internal Medicine Residency and the Co-director of Clinical Outcomes at the Boise VAMC Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education; he will become Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in October 2015. As a primary care provider and clinician educator, he is an advocate of teaching health profession trainees in primary care innovative methods of communicating and engaging patients in their care as part of the PACT model.

In his short career as a researcher in health services, Dr. Weppner has published book chapters, a book and multiple manuscripts on primary care topics appearing in journals such as JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care and Journal of Hospital Medicine. He has served as President of the Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and remains active in the local American College of Physicians, and regional and national SGIM projects. Raised in Idaho, he enjoys living in Boise with his wife and two children, is active in outdoor adventures, and is lucky enough to be able to mountain bike to and from work when the weather is good!


Email: William.Weppner@va.gov