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