Physician and administrator, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Redwood City, CA

Joseph Weber photoJoe Weber went through medical school, residency and his early work career at the Mayo Clinic. He treated patients with acute and chronic pain, and did clinical research on adverse patient outcomes after anesthesia. His research was included in Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Late Night with David Letterman. He has served on the donor safety committee of the National Marrow Donor Program.

Joe has been an anesthesiologist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation since 2001. In addition to direct patient care, he has been director of our flagship surgery center, chair of the quality review committee, co-chair of a Sutter clinical improvement group, and department chair. Joe has consulted with outside medical device companies. His multiple roles provided insights from a variety of viewpoints within a large healthcare system, down to the actual living, breathing human beings who need care.

Joe’s avocational interests include serial house remodeling, search and rescue in San Mateo County, and playing guitar and singing in a cover band, “Robots With Issues.” He lives in Redwood City with his wife, Melissa Hollatz, and their assortment of cats, dogs and horses.

DCI Fellow: Melissa Hollatz