Alva Weir, MD is a renowned board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist who joins Regional One Health with over 40 years of experience, including years of caring for patients at The West Clinic in Memphis.
Dr. Weir earned his medical degree and completed his residency at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He did his internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and a fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
At UTHSC, he is the program director for the hematology and oncology division fellowship program and an internal medicine professor. He also serves as the section chief of hematology oncology at Memphis’ Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Weir has a care philosophy that patients are always more important than the doctor. He has had a variety of rewarding practice opportunities throughout his career, including his years practicing in Nigeria and his time in private practice.
When asked why he became a physician, Dr. Weir said he was inspired by his father’s work in the field. “I walked the halls with my father when I was a boy, and I loved how he loved his patients,” he said. “I love to provide the best possible care for my patients.”