David L. Wiegman, Ph.D.


Dr. Wiegman retired from the full-time faculty in 2015, but maintains a moderate level of activity at the School of Medicine

For over 30 years, Dr. Wiegman and his professional staff of 90 (including 12 assistant/associate deans) were responsible for the academic programs (including accreditation, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, student affairs, counseling, curriculum, standardized patients, human simulation, faculty affairs, rural and minority affairs, regional campuses, international programs, and affirmative action) of  the School of Medicine and for coordination of the academic programs of the Health Sciences Center (Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health). Dr. Wiegman was the recipient of a Commonwealth of Kentucky Grant focused on rural medicine through the Trover Campus Program with a total value of almost $16,000,000.  He was also the recipient (2009-11) of a $941,000 stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a broadcast center for medical education throughout the state.  In addition, he was the co-recipient of two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants for medical education ($500,000). Dr. Wiegman's educational research interests included comparative international medical education, curriculum development, and the assessment of educational outcomes.

At an earlier time in his career, Dr. Wiegman was a full-time scientist with research interests in the microcirculation, hypertension, and exercise physiology, He was Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on ten research grants funded at a total of about $1,000,000. Between science and education, Dr. Wiegman has authored/coauthored 135 publications including 43 full-length papers and sections of two medical textbooks. 

Currently, Dr. Wiegman serves on the School of Medicine Admission Committee, remains active in the GEMS program, and gives a limited number of lectures.

It is important to note that even in retirement, Dr. Wiegman continues to make time for meeting with and counseling/advising undergraduate, graduate and professional students and also faculty at all levels in their efforts for educational and career development and advancement.  Please contact him, if you think he can be helpful to you.


  1. Wiegman, D.L.:  Medical Education in the United States, 1999.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Chengdu and Luzhou, China)
  2. Wiegman, D.L., R.F. Aud, and R.N. Patton:  An Interdisciplinary Health Experience for Students in Medically Underserved Communities.  Medical Teacher 22:74, 2000.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Linkoping, Sweden)
  3. Wiegman, D.L., M.S. Joshua and M.E. Byrne:  A Summer Prematriculation Program for At-risk Medical Students.  Medical Teacher, 2001.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Berlin, Germany)
  4. Kaplan, J.A., R.B. Greenberg, D.L. Wiegman, and M.P. Pfeifer: New Educational Initiatives at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Louisville Medicine 48:379-381, 2001.
  5. Wiegman, D.L., M.P. Pfeifer, F.E. Loyd, and M.S. Goodrow: Expanded Educational Applications of Patient Simulators. Medical Teacher, 2003. ( Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Lisbon, Portugal)
  6. Pfeifer, M.P., D.L. Wiegman, and G. Wesley: An Integrated Approach to Learning-By-Doing in Medical Education. Medical Teacher, 2003.
  7. Pfeifer, M.P., C. Ritchie, C. Hermann, J. Sharfenberger, B. Head, and D.L. Wiegman: Factors Determining Success in Mutiprofessional, Multimodality Education in Health Sciences. Medical Teacher, 2004.
  8. Wiegman, D.L., G.C. Wesley, R.B. Greenberg, J. L. Krugler, and M.P. Pfeifer: Building an Integrated, Responsive, Innovative Standardized Patient Program. Medical Teacher, 2004. (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Edinburgh, Scotland)
  9. Ganzel, T.M., D.L. Wiegman, and M.T. Coleman: Actively Partnering with Students in a Quality Improvement Program: Role of Student Leaders and Impact on Educational Experience. Medical Teacher, 2006. (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  10. Ganzel, T.M., D.L. Wiegman, and R.B. Greenberg:  Actively Engaging Students in Quality Improvement.  Medical Teacher, 2007. (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Trondheim, Norway)
  11. Wesley, G.C., A.L. Holthouse, A.H. Cline, and D.L. Wiegman: Standardized Patients and Simulation Center Use in Responding to a Pandemic.  Ottawa Conference, 2008. (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Melbourne, Australia)
  12. Wiegman, D.L., U.N. Streips, and R.B. Greenberg:  Update on Integrated Block Testing in the Basic Science Years.  J.I.A.M.S.E., 2009.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Heidelberg, Germany)
  13. Wiegman, D.L.:  A Time of Change:  Medical Education in the USA, 2009.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Juiz de Fora, Belo Horizonte, and Vitoria, Brazil)
  14. Crump, W.J., R.S. Fricker, and D.L. Wiegman: A 10-year Evaluation of the Trover Campus:  Lessons Learned for Addressing the Need for More Rural Physicians.  Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association 108:137-143, 2010.
  15. Crump, W.J., R.S. Fricker, and D.L. Wiegman:  The Role of a Rural Medical School Campus in Developing a Sense of Peace.  Family Medicine 42:160-161, 2010.
  16. Wiegman, D.L.:  International Medical Student Exchange, 2010.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Tamale, Ghana, West Africa)
  17. Ganzel, T.M., R.B. Greenberg, and D.L. Wiegman:  A Snapshot of Medical Student Education in the United States and Canada:  University of Louisville School of Medicine, Acad. Med 85:S242-S244, 2010.
  18. Wiegman, D.L., R.B. Greenberg and E.C. Halperin:  Implementing a Humanities in Medicine Requirement:  An Update, Medical Teacher, 2011.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Vienna, Austria)
  19. Wiegman, D.L.:  Curricular Efforts to Produce More Humanistic Doctors in the United States, 1st International Symposium on Microvascular Medicine, 2011.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Beijing, China)
  20. Wiegman, D.L. and R.B. Greenberg:  Using Accreditation as a Driver for Curriculum Change, Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions, 2012. (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
  21. Greenberg, R.B. and D.L. Wiegman:  Curricular Efforts to Produce More Humanistic Doctors at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, selected for platform presentation at the Project to Rebalance and Integrate Medical Education (PRIME) National Conference, 2012. (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Louisville, Kentucky)
  22. Crump,W.C., D.L. Wiegman and R.S. Fricker:  An Accelerated Track to Rural Practice:  An Option to Complete Medical School in Three Years.  KAFP 78:20-22, 2012.
  23. Crump, W.C., R.S. Fricker, and D.L. Wiegman:  An Accelerated Track to Rural Practice:  Completing Medical School in Three Years, Annual Meeting of the National Rural Health Association, Louisville, KY,  2013.
  24. Wiegman, D.L. and R.B. Greenberg:  Distinction Tracks:  Enhancing and Supplementing the Student Learning Experience Through Longitudinal Experiences in Areas of Interest, Medical Teach, 2013, (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Prague, Czech Republic)
  25. Crump, W.C., R.S. Fricker, C. Ziegler, D.L. Wiegman, and M.L. Rowland:  Rural Track Training Based at a Small Regional Campus:  Equivalency of Training, Residency Choice, and Practice Location of Graduates.  Acad. Med., 88:1122-1128, 2013.
  26. Wiegman, D.L.:  Medicine and Medical Education:  19th-21st Centuries, 2015.  (Presented by D.L. Wiegman in Quito Ecuador.)
  27. Little, B.B., Z. Ignasiak, T. Slawinska, P. Posluszny, R.M. Malina, and D.L. Wiegman: Blood Lead Levels, Pulmonary Function and Agility in Polish Schoolchildren. Annals of Human Biology 44(8), 106, November 2017.  https://doi.org/10.1080/03014460.2017.1387284