Dean Profile

Dean Joyce Sackey, MD
Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health

Dr. Sackey graduated from Dartmouth College in 1985 and Dartmouth Medical School in 1989 where she was honored with the prestigious Good Physician Award by her graduating class. She completed her internship and a residency in primary care internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital and served as a primary care chief resident. Before joining the Tufts Medical Staff, Dr. Sackey was on staff at Harvard Medical, as well as working at Beth Israel Hospital.

Dr. Sackey has also made her mark in the international world. She is co-founder of the Foundation for African Relief (FAR), a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization and directs the BIDMC-based AIDS Collaborative Project and its Visiting Scholar’s Exchange Program. The program shifts its focus to the ongoing fight against AIDS in both Ghana and Sudan. Dr. Sackey’s program is committed to training African physicians who are responsible to provide clinical care to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Now a dean at Tufts, Dr. Sackey provides the Office of Multicultural Affairs with a commitment to help underrepresented minorities. Along with providing current students with the necessary tools to succeed, academic help, mentoring, and scholarships; she also leads our pipeline programs, getting middle school and high school students involved and interested in the health care professions at an early age.