Dr. Tenegra was born and raised in Illinois, is married to another family physician, and has three children. He enjoys practicing full-spectrum family medicine but is especially interested in performing procedures, pediatrics, and women’s health. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, racing in triathlons, and being involved in the local community.
Dr. Tenegra is the Director of Point of Care Ultrasound and Faculty Development for the SIU Department of Family & Community Medicine. He also chairs the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Dr. Tenegra’s research and educational interests include using simulation to improve clinical care and medical education, incorporating point-of-care ultrasound into residency education, and faculty/leadership development.
Education & training
"Colorectal Cancer Screening and Iron Deficiency Anemia." Berg E, Mohammed A, Shipp ZJ, Tenegra JC. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. In Press.
“Simulation-based medical education in family medicine residencies: A CERA study.” Tenegra JC, Hoffman MR, Luckey G, Dilalla L, Ledford JW. Family Medicine. 2022 April; 54(4):264-269.
“In adults with postural orthostatic tachycardia, are salt tablets and oral hydration more effective for reducing symptoms compared to oral hydration alone?” Park J, Tenegra JC. Evidence Based Practice. 2021 December; 24(12): 26-27.
“Protection of Maternal-to-Child Transmission of HIV via Breastfeeding in HIV(+) Mothers from Resource Limited Countries who are Receiving Anti-Retroviral Treatment.” Seudeal NA, Tenegra JC. Evidence Based Practice. 2020 September; 23(9):24-25.
“As compared to conventional palpation methods, is the use of ultrasound more cost and clinically effective for guiding intra-articular injection therapy?” Jiwan R, Tenegra JC. Evidence Based Practice. 2019 March; 22(3):34-35.
“Posterolateral Capsular Tear.” Daniels JD, Arguelles CA, and Tenegra JC. 5-minute Sports Medicine Consult, 3rd Edition. 2019; 466-67.
“The Two-Way Patient-Doctor Relationship and Physician Resilience.” Tenegra JC. STFM Blog. https://blog.stfm.org/2018/07/25/the-two-way-patient-doctor-relationshi… Posted 25 July 2018.
“How can physicians promote exercise in adolescents?” Tenegra JC. Evidence Based Practice. 2017 September; 20(9):E1
“Substance Abuse Screening and Treatment.” Tenegra JC, Leebold B. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. 2016 June; 43(2):217-27
STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship Class of 2020
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Emerging Leaders Fellowship Class of 2020