Dra. Janet A. Jokela

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Nationality: USA


1994       MPH      Boston University School of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

1987       MD         University of Minnesota

1982       BA          University of Minnesota, summa cum laude


Post-Doctoral Training:

1991-1994            Clinical and Research Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1988-1990            Junior and Senior Resident in Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA

1987-1988            Intern in Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA


Current Positions:           Acting Regional Dean

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Head, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC-COM)

Work Experience:

2019-present     Deputy Editor, MKSAP 19, American College of Physicians

2000-2017            Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease Physician, McKinley Health Center, UIUC

2000-2007            Internal Medicine Consultant, Women’s Clinic, VA Hospital, Danville, IL

2000-present     Infectious Disease Consultant, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Danville, IL

2000-2012            Infectious Disease Physician, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Champaign, IL (Lab Director 2004-2012)

2000-2002            Infectious Disease Consultant, coverage for Christie Clinic, PCMC, Urbana, IL

1994-1999            Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Physician, MGH-Revere HealthCare Center, Revere, MA

1990-1994            Urgent Care Physician, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

1990-1991            Staff Physician, Mattapan Hospital AIDS Unit, Mattapan Chronic Disease Hospital, Boston, MA


Major Administrative Responsibilities:

2017-present     Acting Regional Dean, UIUC-COM

2016-2017            Director, Continuing Medical Education, UIUC-COM

2010-2012            Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UIUC-COM

2008-present     Head, Department of Internal Medicine, UIUC-COM

2008-2017            Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, UIUC-COM

2002-2008            Associate Director Internal Medicine Residency Program, UIUC-COM, and Site Coordinating Faculty, Provena Covenant Medical Center (2002-2007)

2000-2008            Discipline Coordinator, Introduction to Human Disease, First-year medical student course, UIUC-COM

  • Head, Office of Student and Academic Support, UIUC-COM

2000-2001            Head, Summer Prematriculation Program, UIUC-COM

1998-1999            Director, Board of Public Health, Revere, MA

1995-1997            Unit Chief, Internal Medicine, MGH-Revere HealthCare Center


Professional Society Memberships:

2017-present     Board of Regents (BOR), American College of Physicians

2013-2017            Governor, American College of Physicians, Illinois Chapter, Downstate Region (Governor-elect 2012-2013)

2008-present     Member, Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine (CDIM)

2008-2011            Member, Association of Chiefs and Chairs of Medicine

2007-present     Member, The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America

2002-present     Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America (Fellow 2010)

2002-present     Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM)

1994-present     Member, American Society of Microbiology

1992-present     Member, American College of Physicians (Fellow 2002)

1990-present     Member, Massachusetts Medical Society