SF Center for Surgical Weight Loss Welcomes Dr. Weaver 
Friday, 20 February 2009 
Virginia Weaver, MD 
Virginia Weaver, MD Accepts Medical Director Position
with Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis 

     Saint Francis Hospital announced the appointment of Virginia Weaver, MD to the position of Medical Director, Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss, offering both lap band and gastric bypass surgery. She is currently the only surgeon performing gastric bypass surgery in the Memphis area. Dr. Weaver has been associated with the Center since it's inception. In addition to Medical Director responsibilities, she will continue as the Center's primary surgeon and has moved her medical practice to the Center's location in the Loewenberg Medical Office Building adjacent to Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. "The Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss offers an excellent program run by caring, highly qualified professionals," said Weaver. "The program's outcomes are exceptional and I am very proud to extend my association with the program and Saint Francis through this appointment." 
    Dr. Weaver earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee Memphis School of Medicine. She served as a Resident in General Surgery at UT's Department of Surgery and completed postgraduate studies at the U.S. Surgical Embassy in Norwalk, Connecticut and Ohio State University where she completed an Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship. 
    In addition to her surgical skills, Dr. Weaver is an accomplished competitive swimmer who was inducted into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame in 2004 and still holds numerous swimming records.
"Dr. Weaver is an exceptional surgeon, physician and leader and has been an invaluable resource in developing our program," said Dave Archer, President and CEO. "Her appointment as permanent Medical Director will greatly benefit our Center and especially our patients." 
    Saint Francis congratulates Dr. Weaver and enthusiastically welcomes her to their healthcare team. Anyone wanting information about programs available at the Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss can call 765-3040.