Ann Weinacker

Ann Weinacker

Pulmonary critical care specialist, Pulmonologist, Critical care specialist


Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

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Biography


Ann Weinacker is the Senior Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Operations; Associate Chief Medical Officer, for Patient Care Services; and she is the Chief Physician Executive of Stanford's Risk Management Department (The Risk Authority). She served as Chief of Staff from 2011-2014 after serving as Vice Chief of Staff from 2010-2011. Dr. Weinacker has extensive experience in SHC clinical and administrative leadership, in addition to serving since 1999 as a full-time faculty member in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine and is Director of the Intensive Care Units. 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 and served in that capacity until 2021. Her research focus is predicting lung transplant outcomes.

Dr. 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.

Professional Summary


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

Honors & Awards
  • Award for Service to Medical School, University of South Alabama College of Medicine (1986)
  • Best Intern Award, University of South Alabama (1987)
  • Chief Residents' Teaching Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2003)
  • Denise O'Leary Award for Clinical Excellence, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors (2008)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Honor Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha (2006)
  • 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)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Chief Medical Officer, Patient Care Services, Stanford Health Care (2016 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Intensive Care Unit, Stanford University Medical Center (1999 - Present)
  • Chair, Emergency Medical Response Team Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - 2011)
  • Chair, Rapid Response Team Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2005 - 2007)
  • Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2011 - 2014)
  • Chief Physician Executive, The Risk Authority at Stanford Medicine (2019 - Present)
  • Continuing Quality Improvement in the ICU Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003 - Present)
  • Credentials Committee, American College of Chest Physicians (2000 - 2004)
  • Dean's Task Force for Clinical Excellence, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2008)
  • Fellowship Director, Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2014 - 2017)
  • Fellowship Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Immediate Past Chief of Staff, Stanford Health Care (2014 - 2017)
  • Interim Chief Quality Officer, Stanford Health Care (2017 - 2018)
  • Interim Director, Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005 - 2006)
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - Present)
  • Senior Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Affairs, Stanford University (2017 - Present)
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Vice Chair, Quality -- Implementation, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2014 - 2017)
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010 - 2011)

Publications

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Practice Locations


Chest Clinic in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Room A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-7061

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Patient Reviews

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When the appointment was concluded, Dr. Weinacker said someone would call to schedule another appointment since no one was still in the office. Hasn't happened!!
Good experience with a caring, courteous, competent physician!!!
The provider do a good job with me!!
Dr. Weinacker is very. Friendly, a good listener, she is very patient with me, listens - any sentences I talked to her and explained clearly what I asked her, clear communications, using words so I can understand.
Dr. Weinacker is extremely patient, informative, caring, positive and reassuring.
Dr. Weinacker was/is excellent. I enjoyed my time with her.
Excellent doctor.
Dr. Weinacker was very thorough. Gave good explanation of tests and medications. Discussed my health history and issues, with kindness - not rushed.
I was very impressed with the time that the doctor took in answering questions & giving me info. Stanford is better than any other doctors office when it comes to giving me the time I needed w/the doctor.
She was great. Took as much time as I needed to answer all of my questions. Followed up by mailing me a summary of my visit as well as information about my condition.
Always excellent with Dr. Weinacker.
Good.
Dr. Weinacker is one of the best doctors that I go to at Stanford! She is my advocate and knows so much. I feel great confidence in her care! Thank you! Dr. Weinacker
Very good experience.
Doctor Weinacker, went above & beyond Doctor patient care. She spent alot time with me. Talking about my health and its problems, she is without a doubt the best doctor I have ever had; she is wonderful. Thank her for me.
Great doctor!!!
This dr. was excellent very informative. She sent us a letter of what transpired on my visit. We have never seen such detailed information before.
I really appreciate the time spent with me, & the thoroughness.
We're from out of town - Dr. called via phone often to check progress.
Good experience.

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