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Acting Dean Jokela Becomes Member of Board of Regents of National Doctors’ Group
Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSAJanet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, has become a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Her term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in San Diego from March 30-April 1. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the College. 

A resident of Champaign, Ill., Dr. Jokela is Acting Regional Dean and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

She has previously served on ACP’s Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, the Education and Publication Committee and as Governor of the Downstate Illinois Chapter. Dr. Jokela has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2002.  FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. 

She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency at Boston City Hospital and her fellowship at Beth Israel and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School.

Some areas of professional interest and expertise for Dr. Jokela include graduate medical education, continuing medical education, public health, and infectious diseases.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. ACP members include 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.



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