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Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Medical Co-Director, Beacon Child and Family Program
Advisor, Larry J. Keith Advising Colleges

Specialty Areas: General Internal Medicine

Chronology: BA, History and Psychology: Yale College, 1986; MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1994; Resident: Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, 1994-1997, Chief Resident: Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, 1997-1998; Instructor: Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, 1998; Assistant Professor: University of North Carolina, 1999- 2007; Associate Professor: University of North Carolina, 2007-2015; Professor: University of North Carolina, 2015-present.

Research & Clinical Interests: General Internal Medicine, women’s health, primary care psychiatry, medical education, humanities in medicine, innovative care delivery for vulnerable populations, wellness, intimate partner violence, trauma informed care.

Personal Statement: I took a non-traditional path to medicine through the humanities, searching for meaningful work. Care and advocacy for women, people with various life challenges and psychiatric health issues were a part of the journey, and I continue to enjoy caring for these and other ‘non-majority’ populations. I work to put patients at ease so that we can partner to make attainable plans together that incorporate today’s best evidence. I also love to teach and mentor our UNC learners, spend time with family and friends, travel, read, write, swim, hike, watch birds, garden, cook, and do yoga.

Selected Bibliography:

Rider, Elizabeth A, Gilligan, MaryAnn C., Osterberg, Lars G., Litzelman, Debra K., Plews-Ogan, Margaret, Weil, Amy B., Dunne, Dana W. Hafler, Janet Pl, May, Natalie B., Derse, Arthur B. Frankel, Richard M and William T. Branch, Healthcare at the Crossroads: The Need to Shape an Organizational Culture of Humanistic Teaching and Practice. J Gen Intern Med 33(7):1092–9DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4470-2

Jones, A, Li, T, Zomorodi, M, Broadhurst, R and Amy Weil. Straddling care and education: Developing interprofessional collaboration through a hotspotting service learning project. Healthcare (2018),

Branch, William T. Jr, MD, Frankel, Richard M. PhD, Hafler, Janet P. EdD, Weil, Amy B. MD, Gilligan, MaryAnn C. MD, MPH, Litzelman, Debra K. MD, Plews-Ogan, Margaret MD, Rider, Elizabeth A. MSW, MD, Osterberg, Lars G. MD, MPH, Dunne, Dana MD, May, Natalie B. PhD, Derse, Arthur R. MD, JD A Multi-Institutional Longitudinal Faculty Development Program in Humanism Supports the Professional Development of Faculty Teachers Academic Medicine: October 03, 2017doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001940

Branch Jr., W. T., Weil, A. B., Gilligan, M. C., Litzelman, D. K., Hafler, J. P., Plews-Ogan, M., Frankel, R. M. (2017). How Physicians Draw Satisfaction and Overcome Barriers in their Practices: “It Sustains Me.” Patient Education and Counseling.

Small, Katherine, Weil, Amy, Grossman, Ellie, and Lauren Peccoralo. Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care at Three Academic Safety-net Clinics. SGIM Forum, July 2017, pages 7, 13.

Osterberg LG, Swigris R, Weil A, Branch W. Highly Influential Teachers: Recognizing our Unsung Heroes. Medical Education MED-2015-0258.R1

Kronish, Ian and Amy Weil. Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Care. SGIM Forum, January 2014 page 5, 14.

Weil, A. Intimate partner violence: Epidemiology and health consequences. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2013. (updated annually)

Weil, A. Intimate partner violence: Diagnosis and screening. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2013. (updated annually)

Weil, A. Intimate partner violence: Intervention and patient management. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2013. (updated annually)

Recognitions & Honors:

Carolina Care Excellence Leader, 2015
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, 2008, 2014
Fellow, American College of Physicians



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