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Biographical Sketch for Governor

Congratulations to the Illinois Downstate Region's Governor Janet A. Jokela, MD, FACP. She started her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Jokela will serve as the official representative of the College for the Illinois Downstate Region, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Jokela, below is her bio.

Janet A. Jokela, MD, FACP


EDUCATION: BA 1982 & MD 1987, University of Minnesota; MPH 1994, Boston University;
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 1987-1990 Internship & Residency, Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital; 1991-1994 Infectious Disease Fellowship, Beth Israel and Brigham & Womenís Hospitals, Harvard Medical School;
CERTIFICATION: 1990 ABIM Internal Medicine, re-certified 2000, 2010; 1994 ABIM Infectious Diseases, recertified 2004
PRESENT POSITION: Head, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program;
ACP ACTIVITIES: Member since 1992, Fellow 2002; ACP Annual Session attendee, yearly since 2002; Faculty abstract reviewer and judge, ACP Associates Competition; Editorial Board, MKSAP for Students 5; Editorial Consultant, ACP PIER;
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: 2001-present, IL ACP Governorís Council; 2007 Laureate Award of the Illinois ACP Chapter; Treasurer 2009-present, Downstate IL ACP Chapter; Faculty, MOC Session, ABIM Update Infectious Diseases 2010, IL ACP Scientific Meeting 2010; Faculty speaker, Downstate IL ACP Chapter Webinar series;
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Infectious Disease Consultant, Illiana Healthcare Systems VA, Danville, IL; Infectious Disease Physician and Lab Director, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District; Staff Physician, McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Member 1994-present, American Society of Microbiology; Member 2002-present, Fellow 2010, Infectious Disease Society of America; Member 2002-present, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine; Board Member 2001-present, Champaign County Audubon Society;
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: 2009 Gold Humanism Honor Society Member, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation; 2011 SIMPLE Key Features Assessment Group, with the SIMPLE Editorial Board;
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Undergraduate and graduate medical education, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, public health.

Contact Information

Marie Brown, MD, FACP
Governor, Illinois Northern Region

Janet A Jokela, MD, FACP
Governor, Illinois Downstate Region

Donna Seawards, CAE, CNAP
Executive Director
Ph: 623-225-5527