Deanna R. Willis

Deanna R. Willis, MD, MBA

Professor of Family Medicine


Dr. Willis is a Professor of Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Dr. Willis is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, and she has completed the Institute for Healthcare Improvement year-long Improvement Advisor program, which prepares health care professionals to lead performance improvement efforts in complex healthcare environments.


Key Publications

*Daggy, J., Lawley, M., Willis, D., Thayer, D., Suelzer, C., Sands, L., Using No Show Modeling to improve Clinic Performance. Health Informatics Journal 16(4): 1-14, 2010. Cited by 54 articles as of Feb. 25, 2017.

*Willis, D.R., Bennet, I., Jones, B., Renshaw, S., Holley, M., Dankoski, M. Practice Based Learning and Improvement in Family Medicine Student Clerkships: A CERA Study. Family Medicine 46(6): 423-428, June 2014. PMID: 24911296. Cited by 2 articles as of Feb. 25, 2017.


(317) 278-0300 

Family Medicine
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Otis R. Bowen, M.D. Professor