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Valerie Weber

Valerie Weber, MD, MS, FACP

Deborah J. Tuttle, MD and John P. Piper, MD Senior Vice Dean for Educational Affairs

Department: Medicine

Specialties: Internal Medicine


  • MS in Health Care Management, Harvard University School of Public Health (2010)
  • MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1991)
  • BA in Psychology - Washington and Jefferson College (1987)

Clinical Background

Dr. Weber has held a number of clinical leadership roles, including serving as assistant medical director (1995-1996) and then medical director (1996-2000) of the J. Edwin Wood Clinic in Philadelphia. In 2000, she became department director of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Geisinger Health Systems, and from 2006-2009 she also served as vice chair of the Division of Medicine Geisinger.

Dr. Weber is board certified in internal medicine.


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine



  • Internal Medicine - The Graduate Hospital (Chief Resident, 1994-1995)


  • Internal Medicine - The Graduate Hospital (1992)

Valerie Weber, MD, MS, FACP, is the Deborah J. Tuttle, MD and John P. Piper, MD Senior Vice Dean for Educational Affairs at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her leadership of the Office of Educational Affairs includes ensuring curricular and educational excellence, and working collaboratively with other departments at Drexel to create innovations in medical education for the benefit of Drexel students present and future. She came to Drexel in October 2014 from The Commonwealth Medical College, where she served as chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences, associate dean for clinical affairs, and professor of medicine.

As a member of the senior leadership team of The Commonwealth Medical College, Dr. Weber had a major role in many aspects of the development of the new school, which awarded its first medical degrees in May 2013. She was responsible for recruiting and developing more than 400 faculty members for the Departments of Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry, as well as faculty leaders to create and implement the curriculum. She also led the development of the school's innovative clinical curriculum, the centerpiece of which is a third-year longitudinal integrated clerkship, the largest implementation of that model in the world. This involved the development of medical school faculty across a 16-county region, establishing academic affiliations with nearly 30 hospitals and dozens of physician groups, and crafting a robust assessment plan.

Prior to her role at Commonwealth, she was division chief of general internal medicine and geriatrics at Geisinger Health System. While at Geisinger, from 2000 to 2009, Dr. Weber held appointments as a clinical associate professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine (2007-2009), as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine (2000-2007), and as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


  • Council of Faculty and Academic Societies, Society of General Internal Medicine Representative



“The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at TCMC: implementation across three campuses for 65 students”
Weber V and Shoemaker P
Poster session, Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships International meeting, Big Sky, Mont., September 2013

“Faculty Development Strategy for Implementation of an LIC across three regions at The Commonwealth Medical College”
Weber V, DiMattia A, Tracy G and Townsend J
Poster session, Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships International Meeting, Big Sky, Mont., September 2013

“Supporting and Tracking Students over a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship”
Adonizio C, Clifton M, Perlis SM, Townsend J, Weber V
Rendez-vous Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship poster presentation, Thunder Bay, Canada, October 2012

The Radiology Curriculum in a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship at The Commonwealth Medical College"
Perlis SM, Weber V, Katz P, Adonizio C, Perlis S, Weber V
Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Denver, Colo., November 2011

“Management of the Third Year Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship”
Perlis S, Weber V, Katz P
Harvard Macy Program Poster Session, Cambridge, Mass., May 2010

"Outcomes associated with thiazide combinations for second-line treatment of hypertension in older patients"
Langer R, Graham J, Hennessy S, Townsend R, Bloom F and Weber V
Clin Med Res 8(1): p. 36, March 2010

"Using an electronic health registry to improve diabetes care: an intervention that worked"
Weber V, Padigala K, Gutknecht D, Bloom F, Wood C
Journal of General Internal Medicine 22 (Suppl 1): p 202-203, April 1, 2007

"An electronic health registry for improved diabetes care: an intervention that worked"
Padigala K, Gutknecht D, Weber V, and Wood C
SGIM Midatlantic regional meeting, Bethesda, Md., 2007, and National (Annual) Session, Toronto, Canada, 2007

"An electronic medical record (EMR)-based intervention to reduce polypharmacy and falls in an ambulatory rural elderly population"
Weber V, White A, McIlvried R, Sim J
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20 (suppl 1): 2005, p. 52-53; SGIM Annual Session, 2005

"Group Visits for Diabetes Disease Management: a Pilot "
Weber V, Bulger J, and Sim J
Journal of General Internal Medicine (Suppl 1): 105, 2004; SGIM Annual Session, 2004

Selected Papers

"Open Notes: Doctors and patients signing on"
Delbanco T, Walker J, Darer J, Elmore J, Feldman H, Leveille S, Ralston J, Ross S, Vodicka E and Weber V
Annals Int Med, 153(2): 121-125, 2010

"Challenges and opportunities in academic hospital medicine: report from the academic hospital medicine summit"
Flanders SA, Centor B, Weber V, McGinn T, DeSalvo K, Auerbach A
J Gen Intern Med, 24 (5): 636-41, 2010.

"The relative influence of patients’ pre-visit global satisfaction with medical care on patients’ post-visit satisfaction with physicians’ communication"
Robinson JD, Krieger J, Burke G, Weber V and Oesterling B
Communication Research Reports, 25(1): 1-9, 2008

"An Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-Based Intervention to Reduce Polypharmacy and Falls in an Ambulatory Rural Elderly Population"
Weber V, White A, and McIlvried R
J Gen Intern Med, 23(4): 399-404, 2008

"Employing the electronic health record to improve diabetes care: a multifaceted intervention in an integrated delivery system"
Weber V, Bloom F, Pierdon, S, Wood C
J Gen Intern Med, 23(4): 379-382, 2008

"Faculty development for the 21st Century: Lessons from the SGIM-Hartford Collaborative Centers for the Care of Older Adults"
Williams B, Weber V, Babbott S, Kirk L, Heflin M, O’Toole E, Schapira M, Eckstrom E, Tulksy A, Wolf A and Landefeld S
J Amer Geriatrics Soc, 55: 941-947, 2007

"Osteomyelitis resulting from chronic filamentous fungus olecranon bursitis"
Llinas L, Olenginski T, Bush D, Gotoff, R and Weber V
J Clin Rheumatol, 11: 280-282, 2005

Books/Book Chapters

“Changing Clinician Behavior: Strategies and Tactics”
Weber V and Bulger J
In The Healthcare Quality Book, Ransom S, Joshi M and Nash D, Health Administration Press, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014

Menopause and Women’s Health
Weber V
Decker Publishing, 2007

Contact Information

Office of Educational Affairs
2900 W. Queen Lane
Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215.991.8561
Fax: 215.843.0214