Faculty

These faculty and staff are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with our clinics as well as our communities and they can help you implement programs to address various health conditions.

To connect with one of the experts, please contact us today at echo@npaihb.org.

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Dr. Thomas Weiser

Dr. Thomas Weiser

“Indian Country ECHO is such a great venue for providing cutting edge content that really matters to clinicians on the front lines. The fact that I can contribute to that in some way is a real honor.”

Thomas Weiser, MD, is the Medical Epidemiologist for the Portland Area Indian Health Service assigned to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and NW Tribal Epidemiology Center. He has been with PHS since 1998, initially serving as an IHS ...read more
Dr. Hannah Wenger

Dr. Hannah Wenger

“Indian Country ECHO has created an essential space to learn from and with peers in Indian Country regarding important clinical topics like hepatitis C and gender-affirming care. I am grateful to partner in this work, and in doing so cultivate safe, equitable, and affirming healthcare spaces for Indigenous people.”

Hannah Wenger, MD, is a General Internist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) who obtained her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  Hannah completed ...read more
Birdie Wermy

Birdie Wermy

“I am inspired by our future generations! I enjoy being a part of something that is bigger than we can imagine and being a part of a team that is laying the ground work for the future.”

Birdie Wermy, MPH, (Southern Cheyenne) is the Behavioral Health Project Manager at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, where she has worked for over 14 years. Birdie has been a part of several successful projects over the years and ...read more
Dr. Blythe Winchester

Dr. Blythe Winchester

“Our Tribal Elders deserve the best of everything. That includes healthcare. I want to make sure that no matter what disparities that we face we are constantly working to provide the best healthcare.”

Blythe Winchester MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, is a board-certified Geriatrician and member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC. She practices at Cherokee Indian Hospital and is the Certified Medical Director at Tsali Care Center. She received ...read more