Ann Weinacker

Pulmonologist, Critical care specialist

Bio:   Ann Weinacker is the current Immediate Past Chief of Staff at SHC. She was elected Vice Chief of Staff in 2010 and became Chief of Staff in 2011. Dr. Weinacker has extensive experience in SHC clinical and administrative leadership, in addition to serving since 1999 as a fulltime faculty member in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is currently Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Associate Director of the Intensive Care Unit; director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program; and Vice Chair of Medicine for Quality Implementation. A strong advocate for patient centricity, Dr. Weinacker was appointed in November 2009 to be one of four leaders designated to actively design, guide and implement strategies to improve the patient experience at Stanford. Her research focus is ICU outcomes.

Weinacker began her career as a nurse and nurse anesthetist before completing her M.D. at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, in 1986. Her advanced training includes a pulmonary and critical care fellowship and a cardiovascular postdoctoral research fellowship, completed at the University of California, San Francisco in 1994. She is the winner of numerous national honors, editorial posts. Locally, she received the SHC Board of Hospital Director’s coveted Denise O’Leary Award for Clinical Excellence in 2008.
4.8 out of 5
30 Patient Ratings
2 Patient Comments

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  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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Professional Education

  • Residency: University of South Alabama Medical Center (1990) AL
  • Internship: University of South Alabama Medical Center (1987) AL
  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1993)
  • Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1992)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1994) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1989)
  • Medical Education: University of South Alabama Medical Center (1986) AL
  • M.D., University of South Alabama, Medicine (1986)
  • R.N. Anesthetist, University of South Alabama, Anesthesia (1980)

Honors & Awards

  • Denise O'Leary Award for Clinical Excellence, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors (2008)
  • Honor Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha (2006)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Chief Residents' Teaching Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2003)
  • Leadership Development in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians (1999)
  • Victor Benator Award for Best Teaching Resident, University of South Alabama (1989)
  • Best Intern Award, University of South Alabama (1987)
  • Award for Service to Medical School, University of South Alabama College of Medicine (1986)

Administrative Appointments

  • Fellowship Director, Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Vice Chair, Quality -- Implementation, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Continuing Quality Improvement in the ICU Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Intensive Care Unit, Stanford University Medical Center (1999 - Present)
  • Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2011 - 2014)
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010 - 2011)
  • Chair, Emergency Medical Response Team Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - 2011)
  • Dean's Task Force for Clinical Excellence, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2008)
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - 2008)
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Chair, Rapid Response Team Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2005 - 2007)
  • Interim Director, Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005 - 2006)
  • Fellowship Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Credentials Committee, American College of Chest Physicians (2000 - 2004)

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Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

We're from out of town - Dr. called via phone often to check progress.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Good experience.

4.8 out of 5
30 Patient Ratings
2 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

We're from out of town - Dr. called via phone often to check progress.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Good experience.