Dr. William Weppner

Clinician-Teacher and Co-Director at: Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education, Boise VAMC

Background

Dr. William “Bill” Weppner, MD MPH is a Clinician-Teacher and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education at the Boise VAMC.  He received his MD and MPH at the University of Washington; he completed his training in primary care internal medicine at the University of Washington-Boise residency program, and a subsequent general internal medicine fellowship in primary care health services.  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 Director of Continuity Clinic at the Boise VAMC.  As a primary care provider and clinician educator, he is an advocate of teaching trainees in primary care innovative methods of communicating and engaging patients in their care as part of the PACT model.  As an educator and researcher in health services, Dr. Weppner has published one book, multiple book chapters, and 11 manuscripts on primary care and related topics appearing in journals such as JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, Journal Of Graduate Medical Education and Diabetes Care.  Raised in Idaho, he enjoys living in Boise, and is lucky enough to be able to mountain bike and ski to and from work (weather permitting). He has been on the board of directors for the Idaho Conservation League since 2014 and currently serves as secretary for the executive committee.