Family Medicine

Joanne Wilkinson, MD

Medical Director, Family Care Center, Associate Professor, Family Medicine


Family Medicine Residency: Brown Family Medicine Residency/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health; MD, Alpert Medical School of Brown University; BA, Brown University

Dr. Wilkinson is a RI native and a graduate of Brown University (AB, MD), the Brown Family Medicine Residency, and the Boston University School of Public Health (MSc). She has over 20 years of clinical experience focusing on underserved populations, particularly Spanish-speaking patients, and has also conducted NIH-funded research on access to primary care services for populations with low literacy and cognitive limitations. She has extensive teaching and leadership experience, as course director of a required medical student course on public health, fellowship director in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University,medical director of the Physician Assistant Education Program at BU, and has served as a clinical leader and teacher in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. At Brown, her teaching has focused on efficiency, productivity, quality and safety in outpatient settings, as well as improving access to care for geriatric patients and people with disabilities.