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Release Date: 10/12/2016

Joanne E. Wilkinson, MD, MSc, was recently named to the staff in the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital.

It is a return to Rhode Island for Dr. Wilkinson - who is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor of family medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, an assistant professor of family medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and an assistant professor of community health services at the Boston University School of Public Health. She served as an attending physician at Memorial, Women & Infants and South County hospitals more than a decade ago after first graduating from medical school.

She earned her medical degree from Brown University and a master of science degree in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. She also completed a fellowship in family medicine at Boston University, as well as the National Institutes of Health course in cancer prevention and control. She also completed the Boston University School of Medicine’s Academy for Collaborative Innovation and Transformation mid-career faculty development program.

Licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Dr. Wilkinson is a reviewer for several professional journals, including Family Medicine, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, and the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. She serves on the Irish Health Review Board for Research Training Fellows for Healthcare Professionals.

An active researcher, she has secured funding to study ways to improve mammography rates among women with intellectual disabilities, faculty development in family care, and social adjustment of stroke survivors. She has published her research in a variety of trade publications and written book chapters on such topics as geriatric medicine, heavy menstrual bleeding, and cutaneous drug reaction.

Dr. Wilkinson is accepting new patients as part of the team in Memorial’s Family Care Center Team A. For an appointment, call (401) 729-2304.

About Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, serves as the major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues.

Memorial provides health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts.