Medical School: Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: Botsford Hospital
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship: Botsford Hospital
JoAnn Wang was born in NYC and is the eldest of 3 children. She decided to become a physician after her experience in Tanzania with the Peace Corps.
JoAnn met her husband during medical school and they both went on to do their internal medicine residency in Michigan. JoAnn then completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
JoAnn is very passionate about her work as a geriatrician. From a young age she learned not only to respect her elders but to understand their importance to society. She witnessed the importance of valuing our elders during one of her trips to Taiwan. She learned that if a society values their elders, they will provide the resources for them and subsequently their overall health and wellbeing will be reflected in that. As she went through schooling and volunteered at various nursing homes, she realized that there is need for change in how we care for our elderly, and perhaps more importantly how we as a society think of them. JoAnn’s current work in the long term care setting brings her great joy.
Outside of medicine, JoAnn enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters and her husband.
JoAnn is a member of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and the Maine-Dirigo Geriatrics Society.