INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 27, 2021 - Bree Weaver, M.D., has been named chief of internal medicine at Eskenazi Health and the Joseph J. Mamlin Scholar in Medicine. In this role, Dr. Weaver will have oversight responsibility for internal medicine specialty services at Eskenazi Health including the outpatient services, medical ICU service, inpatient consultative services and procedural laboratories.

Dr. Weaver previously served as chief of Infectious Diseases, where she collaborated with hospitalists, Orthopaedics and Emergency Medicine to establish a pathway for evaluation and treatment of individuals with diabetic foot ulcers. This pathway reduced the need for admission to the hospital and has resulted in decreased length of stay and cost savings.

She also served as the medical director of the Eskenazi Health Infectious Diseases Clinic (IDC), a multidisciplinary clinic that provides high-quality general infectious diseases and HIV care, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021. IDC is one of the largest HIV programs in Indiana, receiving more than $2 million annually in program support from the Marion County Public Health Department and Indiana Department of Health to provide care to more than 1,500 people living with.

Under Dr. Weaver’s leadership, the IDC staff has grown, and services have expanded to include implementation of routine HIV screening in all Eskenazi Health Center locations and the creation of a traveling HIV care team that provides specialty care alongside primary care providers in the health centers. IDC has also expanded HIV prevention services by providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and supporting primary care providers to also provide PrEP.

Dr. Weaver also serves as the medical director of the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center, which is part of the AIDS Education and Training Center Program, the training arm of the federally funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which is housed at Eskenazi Health. In this role, Dr. Weaver provides education, clinical consultation, and mentoring to health care professionals who provide HIV treatment and prevention services.

Currently serving as an assistant professor of clinical medicine and clinical pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, Dr. Weaver was awarded the Department of Medicine Heroes Award in 2020 and the IU School of Medicine Trustee Teaching Award in 2019. Dr. Weaver is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans and served as chief resident in internal medicine and pediatrics and as chief fellow in infectious diseases at IU of School of Medicine. Dr. Weaver is board certified in infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.402.9327

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