Dr. Weber began her career in medicine as a freelance journalist, writing about medical topics for national magazines and educational documentary films. After realizing that practicing medicine would be more fulfilling and easier than writing about it, she attended Harvard Medical School and completed her training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

She has worked clinically in community, county and academic emergency departments, and conducts research in topics related to health policy. Currently a Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF, she was also a visiting professor at the School for Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, where she studied how emergency departments met the four-hour target. Dr. Weber is also a Visiting Professor at the Muhimbili University of Health and Sciences where she assists in clinical training and research mentoring for emergency medicine residents and junior faculty.

Dr. Weber never gave up her interest in writing, however. She has served as a reviewer for a number of emergency medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine journals. She was a reviewer, consulting editor and then member of the Editorial Board at the Annals of Emergency Medicine for over 20 years. Her interest in writing, her research in the UK, and her career in emergency medicine all came together when she took the helm of the Emergency Medicine Journal as Editor in Chief.

During the Covid pandemic, she volunteered with the San Francisco Department of Health as a clinician in the case investigation and contact tracing branch and later headed up the development of a Vaccine Call Center. She is now the Deputy Medical Director of the department’s Covid Resource Center and has given numerous talks on the science of Covid-19 and vaccines, and participated in programs addressing vaccine hesitancy.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Research (Methodology, Funding)
  • Operations, Finance, Health Care System Design
  • Getting Published
  • Covid-19
  • Global Emergency Medicine