Driven by a passion to help people, Joel has spent most of his life being a physician assistant, a lecturer, a preceptor, a mentor, a husband and a father. He considers his greatest achievement to be maintaining a healthy work / life balance allowing him to be happily married for 32 years and the father of 24-year- old triplets.
During his 28-year career, he has worked in emergency medicine and family medicine for both
community and academic centers. He has held faculty appointments to Wright State University, George Washington University and Duke University. Joel has lectured at CME conferences and multiple PA programs. He has served as co-director of Duke’s Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency Program. Joel has precepted and mentored students from over different 10 PA programs and countless students considering a career as a physician assistant. He has served as the Medical Director for mission trips to Belize and the Dominican Republic and was a National Health Service Corps Scholar.
Currently Joel works full-time in Duke University as a emergency medicine PA, as the Director of Duke’s Clinical Evaluation Unit, the Emergency Medicine PA Student Education Director, and faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.