Jessie Junker, MD

Residency Program Director / Assistant Medical Director, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Family and Community Medicine

    About me

    Dr. Junker was born and raised in Northern Wisconsin. My husband is from Illinois. We enjoy gardening, camping, and gathering with friends by the campfire. Otherwise, time with our dogs, travel, a good puzzle, or a compelling novel are our fun. I enjoy the mix of education and medicine in academic Family Medicine, creating opportunities through curriculum designs for residents with the best day being Graduation day.

    Prior to joining the SIU Decatur Family Medicine Residency Program, she attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, obtaining a Bachelor of Science and was a member of Phi Betta Kappa. She then attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin, and did her family medicine residency at Southern Illinois University, Quincy Family Medicine Residency Program where she also became Chief resident. She then completed her fellowship in academic family medicine at Duke University in North Carolina. She later obtained an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She began her career at SIU Decatur Family Medicine then became Associate, then Program Director of the Duke FAHEC Family Medicine Residency Program in Fayetteville, North Carolina and before moving back to Decatur, she was the Associate Director and then Program Director of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington Family Medicine Residency. She was among the three founding physicians of that residency.

    Her primary academic interests are in the development of creative and innovative approaches to residency education and curriculum. She practices both inpatient and outpatient family medicine

    Memberships include:
    IAFP
    AFMRD
    AAFP
    STFM
    Chief Resident - SIU Quincy Family Medicine
    Phi Beta Kappa, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Phi Eta Sigma, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Beta Gamma Sigma, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

    Gender

    Female

    Education & training

    Positions
    Family Medicine Physician
    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine
    Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Graduate Degree
    MBA - University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina
    Undergraduate Degree
    BS - Medical Sciences University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Residency
    SIU School of Medicine, Center for Family Medicine, Quincy, IL
    Fellowship
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC - Family Medicine

    Awards

    Award for Outstanding Academic Advisor, University of North Carolina - Wilmington