Johnny Tenegra, MD

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Family Medicine

    About me

    Johnny Tenegra, MD, MS is an assistant director at the SIU Decatur Family & Community Medicine Residency Program.  He is an assistant professor of medicine.

    Tenegra completed a family and community residency at the SIU Decatur Family Medicine Residency Program (2015) after earning his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies (2011). He earned a master’s degree in biology and a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007, 2005).  He enjoys practicing full-spectrum family medicine, but is especially interested in performing procedures, pediatrics, and women’s health. 

    Tenegra’s research interests include use of simulation in improving clinical care and medical education.  He is interested in incorporating leadership education in residency training and is an active leadership coach for the Illinois Leadership Center at the University of Illinois.  In his free time, Tenegra enjoys travelling, performing in Triathlon (swimming, biking, and running), and being involved in the local community.


    Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, and Society of Simulation in Healthcare

    Recent Presentations:

    “Simulation Anywhere: How to Harness the Educational Power of Simulation in a Family Medicine Residency.”  STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, CA.  May 2017. “Simulation Anywhere: How to harness the educational power of simulation in a residency program.”  Invited Presentation, SIU Succeed Faculty Spotlight Presentation, Springfield, IL.  August 2016.
    “Practice Makes Perfect: Implementing Clinical Simulation in Family Medicine Training.”  STFM Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN. April 2016.
    “Practice Makes Perfect: Implementing Clinical Simulation in Residency Training.”  SIU School of Medicine 7th Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Springfield, IL. April 2016.



    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine
    Medical School
    Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica
    Undergraduate Degree
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    SIU School of Medicine, Center for Family Medicine, Decatur, IL


    “Substance Abuse Screening at Treatment.”  Tenegra JC and Leebold B.  Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice.  2016 June; 43(2):217-27
    “How can physicians promote exercise in adolescents?”  Tenegra JC. Evidence Based Practice. 2017. In Press.