Dr. Joanna Drowos currently serves as an Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. There she serves as the Interim Associate Chair of the Integrated Medical Science Department and the Director for the Clinical and Preventive Medicine Clerkship for the third year curriculum.
Dr. Drowos earned her DO and Master of Public Health Degrees at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a Pediatrics tracked Internship at Palms West Hospital followed by a Preventive Medicine Residency with the Palm Beach County Health Department and a Family Practice Residency at Broward General Medical Center. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Medical Quality. She earned her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. She previously served as the Center Medical Director of the Riviera Beach Health Center of the Palm Beach County Health Department. There she participated in the care of the county’s medically underserved suffering the effects of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and global diseases. She was also the Director of Medical Education for the Palm Beach County Health Department’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program from 2009-2013. Her scholarly interests include clinical preventive medicine, communicable disease prevention and medical education.
She has been honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation's Emerging Leader in 2011 and the Merck 2008 Outstanding Resident of the Year. She was recognized as the American Medical Association's Outstanding Resident - Excellence in Medicine 2008 Award Recipient. Dr. Drowos serves on the state advisory board for the Anti-Defamation League and was honored as their Next Generation Award Recipient in 2010. She is a graduate of the American Osteopathic Association’s Health Policy Fellowship and the Training in Policy Studies courses.
Dr. Drowos serves on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Osteopathic Occupational and Preventive Medicine, and chaired the New Physicians and Residents Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for 4 years. She also serves on the American Osteopathic Association’s Communications Bureau, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Public Health and Wellness and Membership Committees. She is an active member of the Junior League of Boca Raton. She founded a Hadassah chapter for young professional women, and was honored as a Woman of Valor recipient. Her personal interests include travel, reading and spending time with her children Lila and Jackson and her husband Bryan.
Professional Affiliations and Awards
Anti-Defamation League - Next Generation Award Recipient, 2010
American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2010
American Board of Medical Quality, 2009
American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, 2008
American Medical Association Excellence in Medicine Award - Outstanding Resident, 2008
American Osteopathic Foundation, Merck Outstanding Resident, 2008
American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine, 2007
Hadassah Woman of Valor, 2007
Government and Public Policy Award - NSU-COM, 2004
Student DO of the Year, 2003
Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Public Health Student, 2003
Florida Medical Association's Sanford Mullen Award for Outstanding Community Service, 2002
NSU - COM - Student of the Year, 2002
Kenneth Burnell Student Research Award, 2002
Iron Arrow Honor Society - University of Miami, 1999