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.

Dr. Weaver moved back to Michigan in 2005 and joined the Beaumont Wayne Family Medicine Residency (formerly Oakwood Healthcare), a community-based, university-affiliated program outside of Detroit. In 2008, she was asked to be the interim Program Director and accepted the permanent position in 2009. Dr. Weaver has initiated several curricular programs in her tenure as program director. These include an inpatient patient safety curriculum, an osteopathic integration, a surgical obstetrical fellowship, and newborn nursery curriculum. In addition, she leads the practice management curriculum, the resident wellness and community engagement initiative and has started medication assisted therapy for opioid use disorder in the family practice center.

Since being at Beaumont Health, Dr. Weaver has held many leadership positions and is currently the elected Vice Chief of Staff of Beaumont Hospital Wayne. She has also recently accepted the position of chair of the Family Medicine Committee for the Southeastern Michigan Center for Medical Education. Her focus and expertise in these roles include quality improvement, patient safety, 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.”