Johnny Tenegra, MD

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Family and Community Medicine

    About me

    Dr. Tenegra was born and raised in Illinois and is married to another family physician and has two children. He enjoys practicing full-spectrum family medicine but is especially interested in performing procedures, pediatrics, and women’s health.

    Tenegra’s research interests include the use of simulation in improving clinical care and medical education. Educational interests include incorporating point-of-care ultrasound into residency education and faculty/leadership development. He is the chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Emerging Leaders Fellowship.

    In his free time, Tenegra enjoys traveling, racing in triathlons, and being involved in the local community.



    Education & training

    Family Medicine Physician
    Board Certifications
    Family Medicine
    Medical School
    Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica
    Graduate Degree
    MS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL
    Undergraduate Degree
    BS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL
    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.


    STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship Class of 2020