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Gregory R. Weidner, MD FACP

Charlotte, North Carolina Area

As a practicing Internist, Informaticist and Physician leader, my goal has always been to transform the health of patients and populations by successfully leveraging people, process and technology. I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to do this in my practice as well as in multiple roles within Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS). We are practicing medicine and leading healthcare's transformation at a very exciting time - one defined by the convergence of advancing technologies, empowered patients, and opportunities to improve perfomance related ...

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Areas of Expertise

  • Care Delivery Redesign

    Expertise in design and deployment of new models of care which are person-centered, team-based, technology-enabled and outcomes-driven. Translating the promise of Health IT and Digital Health to the front line of care delivery to transform the experience for patients and providers.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Ambulatory care
    • primary care
    • Clinical Operations
    • Design Services
    • Digital Health
  • Digital Health

    Deep experience with the evaluation and deployment of digital health and health IT solutions to drive patient engagement and catalyze the transformation of care delivery for our value-based future. Broad understanding of the digital health landscape and market forces, balanced against the realities of large healthcare enterprise priorities and capacity for change.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Patient engagement and advocacy
    • healthtech
    • healthIT
    • patient engagement
  • Health IT

    Extensive experience and success as a physician leader in a large integrated delivery system: responsible for implementation, optimization and adoption of EMR, patient portal and other HIT solutions. Understand the challenges and opportunities related to working with large enterprises as well as large HIT vendors on the next wave of HIT and digital health solutions.

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Integrated healthcare systems
    • EHR
    • healthtech
    • healthIT
    • patient engagement
    • physician leadership

My Interests

Health Sectors
Digital Health, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery
  • US


  • Member, HIMSS mHealth Physician Task Force

    HIMSS | September 2014 - Current

    Collaborate with other physician mhealth leaders to produce: Analysis of the landscape of mHealth technologies in healthcare Deliverables offering recommendations for effective adoption of validated mHealth tools by physicians

  • Medical Director, Siskey Family YMCA

    YMCA of Greater Charlotte | September 2014 - Current

    Provide medical leadership and support for YMCA-based community health and medical programs

  • Medical Director, Primary Care Innovation and Proactive Health

    Carolinas Healthcare System | February 2013 - Current

    Provide vision and leadership to the redesign of ambulatory care delivery by leveraging existing and emerging technologies and service delivery models. The goal is to extend and enhance the relationship of people with their health and with their healthcare team. The healthcare of tomorrow will be personal, social and everyday/everywhere. We are building models which realize this vision through the deployment of mobile applications, self-tracking, online social networks, virtual care, health coaching and partnership with patients in design. The Proactive Health practice provides a live, prototyping innovation environment to introduce these innovations in a real-world clinical setting. The Center for Proactive Health and Design is a co-located Design Lab which enables agile and iterative development of new technologies, processes, staffing approaches and care models.

  • Chair, eHealth Patient Portal team

    Carolinas Healthcare System | September 2011 - Current

    Provide clinical and strategic direction for the development and deployment of an enterprise Patient Portal solution. Provide vision to future system direction for Portal development and engagement of patients and families.

  • Internist

    Carolinas Healthcare System | December 1995 - Current

    Still my most important and rewarding role. Areas of interest: Prevention, Diabetes, Hypertension, lipid disorders, Digital Health, Sports Medicine.

  • Chair, Practice Innovation Council. Member, Business Innovation Council

    Carolinas Healthcare System | January 2010 - January 2013

  • Medical Director, Ambulatory Informatics

    Carolinas Healthcare System | December 2004 - February 2013

    Developed and lead a team responsible for strategy, design, implementation, optimization and adoption of an enterprise Ambulatory EMR for over 1200 outpatient providers. Provided vision and strategic leadership to broader system EMR deployment and coordination across large integrated healthcare delivery system. Developed and provided active management for a social business community ("My EMR") supporting provider EMR adoption.


  • University of Virginia

    Internal Medicine Residency | 1991 - 1995

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

    MD | Medicine | 1987 - 1991

  • Cornell University

    BA with distinction | English | 1983 - 1987

  • FutureMed at Singularity University