Donald L. Weaver, MD is the Associate Medical Officer of the National Association of Community Health Centers. As Associate Medical Officer, he leads the National Association of Community Health Centers’ initiatives on clinical workforce and the integration of oral and primary health care in Patient Centered Medical Homes.
Prior to joining NACHC, Dr. Weaver had a distinguished career as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), retiring as an Assistant Surgeon General in January 2011.
Dr. Weaver began his career in the USPHS in 1975 as a National Health Service Corps volunteer in Tooele, Utah. During his career he served in a variety of regional and national leadership positions with both health professions and service delivery programs; including Director of the Division of Medicine, Director of the NHSC, and Deputy Associate Administrator for Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Services Administration. A 1973 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weaver completed a two-year pediatric residency at Boston’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. lifelong commitment to improving the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations through the provision of community-responsive, culturally competent care by interdisciplinary teams.