Dr. Whirley-Diaz is a native of central Indiana where she graduated as Valedictorian of Lincoln High School and attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. After transferring to Case Western Reserve University, she graduated Magna Cum Laude receiving a BA, BA, and a BS. She also graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, where she was privileged to be inducted into AOA, the medical honor society.
Dr.Whirley-Diaz then completed her internship in general surgery and residency in anesthesiology at the University of Miami, Florida. She is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and practiced for 15 years in Coral Gables. Florida. In 2006, Dr. Whirley-Diaz returned to Indiana with her husband and two children.
Deciding upon a career change, she completed training in weight loss medicine at the IU Health Bariatric and Medical Weight Loss Center and is now board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is a member of the Obesity Action Coalition, The Obesity Society, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.