Karen Weaver, MD

Karen Weaver (Granata), MD graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993 before fleeing the cold winters of Michigan for the sunny skies of Durham, North Carolina. It was at Duke University Medical Center where she completed her Family Medicine Residency in 1996 and her Faculty Development Fellowship in 1997. During her fellowship she concentrated her studies in maternity care and quality improvement. After leaving Duke University, she continued as a guest faculty at their Family Medicine faculty development courses for several years. Before taking a faculty position at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Wilmington, NC in 2004, Dr. Weaver practiced family medicine at a federally qualified community health center, starting their maternity care program, and in private practice in a rural site on the coast.

Due to family events, Dr. Weaver moved back to Michigan in 2005 and joined the Oakwood Healthcare System Family Medicine Residency, a community-based, university-affiliated program outside of Detroit, as an Assistant Director. In 2007, she was asked to be the interim Program Director and accepted the permanent position in 2009. As residency director, Dr. Weaver achieved dual accreditation for the program and started a surgical obstetrical fellowship. In addition, she leads the practice management curriculum and created a competency-based assessment and growth curve for the residents.

Since being at Oakwood, Dr. Weaver has become the Academic Chair of family medicine for the physician group and the elected Chair of Family Medicine at one of the four Oakwood Hospitals. She also holds a number of other leadership positions at Oakwood including being a Board member of both the Oakwood Accountable Care Organization and the Oakwood Medical Group. Her focus and expertise in these roles includes quality improvement, patient-centered medical home, the patient experience, practice management and physician compensation.

Aside from her family, Dr. Weaver’s greatest passion is nurturing young physicians to embrace the patient-centered medical home philosophy that “it’s about the patient, every visit, every time.”