Jessie A. Junker, MD, MBA is the Residency Program Director of SIU Decatur Family and Community Medicine Residency Program. She is an Associate Professor of medicine.
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