September 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$22 – $27
Program – Making Large Scale Impact to Improve Duval County Health: Key Issues and Answers
Please join the JAX Health Council and Dr. Sunil Joshi, President, Duval County Medical Society Foundation as he shares key challenges, current strategies, best practices and success measures resulting in positive outcomes benefiting our Jacksonville community.
Sunil Joshi, MD was born and raised in Jacksonville. He grew up in Arlington and attended Terry Parker High School. After graduating in 1990, he attended the University of Florida where he earned a BS in Chemistry in 1994.
He then entered the University of Florida College of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Joshi received many honors. The one that he is most proud of is the Student Hippocratic award given by the medical students to “a classmate who represents the honor, dignity, and a genuine passion for all those seeking medical care.” Dr. Joshi served as his medical school class president from 1995-1998 and was bestowed with the honor of giving the student address at graduation. During the ceremony, his classmates presented him with a special one-time award, The Most Valuable Person Award. This recognized his significant contribution to education, the advancement of student issues, and his desire to help the class become successful. That day, May 23rd, 1998, remains one of his most memorable.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Joshi attended the Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Training program in Jacksonville. He completed his residency in 2001 and served as chief resident in 2001-02. During his time at Mayo, Dr. Joshi received the Golden Apple Teaching Award and was honored to receive the Antonelli Award given to the “most outstanding senior resident.”
Dr. Joshi received his Allergy/Immunology fellowship training at the University of Rochester in New York. His training was completed in 2004.
Dr. Joshi joined Dr. Prabhu’s very successful and respected practice in July of 2004 and became a partner in 2006. He truly enjoys treating patients with allergic disorders and believes that education of these disease processes can bring better care to the public. He spends his own time teaching residents and medical students at The Mayo Clinic about allergic and immunologic diseases. He has appeared on WJXT Channel-4’s “Morning Show” many times to discuss allergy-related issues and had a medical segment on Action News called “Ask Dr. J” (in 2012 and 2013) where he answered questions about any timely medical topic live in-studio and with social media on the 4th Monday of every month.
He has also been able to contribute to the community’s health by serving as Editor-in-Chief of Northeast Florida Medicine, the only peer-reviewed medical journal in Florida. He is a Past-President of the Duval County Medical Society (the largest and oldest Medical Society in Florida) and currently is the President of the Duval County Medical Society Foundation. Dr. Joshi is a Past-President of the University of Florida Medical Alumni Association, and a Past-President of the Florida Allergy Asthma Immunology Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Chapter of the American Lung Association.
Currently, Dr. Joshi is the co-chairman of the 904 Mission One Million project of the Duval County Medical Society Foundation. He is working very closely with Mayor Lenny Curry to encourage the Northeast Florida area to collectively lose one million pounds over the next few years. The Foundation is also working on ways to minimize food deserts and gun violence in Northeast Florida. He is most proud of the efforts of the Foundation in helping to reduce the rate of physician burnout in the Jacksonville area as well. Dr. Joshi has been honored by Jax 4 Kids as “Best Allergist” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. He has also been recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the city’s “Top Doctors” in 2014 and 2015.
When he’s not working, Dr. Joshi enjoys spending time with his daughter (Saloni) and son (Sohan). He enjoys watching sports (football in particular) and playing golf. He is actively involved helping to secure the long term success of the Jacksonville Jaguars as a member of the “Bold City Brigade.” As the years go on, Dr. Joshi hopes to be more involved in local projects to improve the already great quality of life in Jacksonville.
Spotlight Speaker: Dr. Margaret Hovda, MD
Topic: Ascension St. Vincent’s now offers a treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea called Inspire therapy.
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