Jane Weida, MD
Dr. Jane A. Weida, MD, FAAFP, is Interim Chair of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine at the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences. This College also houses the University of Alabama’s Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency, the third largest family medicine residency in the US. She also serves as Director of Clinical Affairs for the Department, Associate Residency Director, and Associate Professor. She led the team to transform the family medicine clinic to become a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home in 2017. She also serves as Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee, and she serves on many various committees throughout the College.
Dr. Weida earned her BS in Biology from Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, and her MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. She worked at Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Research Labs for six years prior to medical school. She received her MD degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, and she completed her family medicine residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency in Philadelphia. She was in private practice for 13 years in Blue Bell, PA, then she practiced for six years in a medical student setting at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA. She achieved the rank of Associate Professor, chaired a board to award grants to faculty for innovations in medical education, and worked with the University of Nebraska’s Center for Instructional Innovation to develop a web-based tool to enable preceptors to more objectively evaluate medical students. She then moved into residency education at the Reading Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency, West Reading, PA. While there, she served as clinic director and student clerkship director, and she was honored as preceptor of the year in 2014 by the residents. She relocated to the University of Alabama in 2015.
Dr. Weida has been very active in organized medicine. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Family Medicine for America’s Health, the five-year collaboration among the eight national family medicine organizations to drive continued improvement in the US health care system and demonstrate the value of primary care. She is Board liaison to the Health Equity Tactic Team, which is working with the AAFP’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity, striving to decrease health inequities and assist family physicians in addressing social determinants of health. She spent nine years on the Board of Trustees of the AAFP Foundation, serving as the President in 2014. She chaired the task force to develop the Foundation’s Signature Domestic and International Program, Family Medicine Cares. The domestic arm of this program offers assistance to free clinics to care for the uninsured across America. The international arm of this program provides ongoing family medicine education and faculty development training for physicians and medical care for the people of Haiti. She continues to chair the committee to plan and operationalize the Foundation’s trips to Haiti. Dr. Weida’s interest in global health has taken her to Moldova, the Republic of Georgia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan in addition to her seven trips to Haiti.
While living in Pennsylvania, she served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, where she was President in 2007. She also served as Pennsylvania Alternate Delegate and Delegate to the AAFP’s congress of Delegates. She was the family medicine representative to the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Inter-specialty Cabinet and was an Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association. Dr. Weida has been listed in “Best Doctors” for the last fourteen years.