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Ann Weinacker is the Senior Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Operations, and is Associate Chief Medical Officer, Patient Care Services. She is also the Interim Chief Quality Officer at SHC. 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, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and is Associate Director of the Intensive Care Unit. 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 she copntinues to serve in that capacity. 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.
Dr. Weinacker's research interests center around ICU outcomes. Her specific interests include primary graft dysfunction in lung transplant recipients.