Dr. Joyce Sackey is the Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is originally from Ghana, and came to New England on her own at the age of 18 to study at Dartmouth College. This independent, focused and determined streak is a theme in her life. She followed on to medical school at Dartmouth before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess where she became chief resident, and practiced primary care medicine. Prior to joining Tufts School of Medicine she was an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and served as Associate Master in one of the academic societies at HMS. She has been able to pursue her passions as a medical educator and leader in addressing global health issues. She is co-founder of the Foundation for African Relief (FAR), a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization and directed the BIDMC-based AIDS Collaborative Project and its Visiting Scholar’s Exchange Program. The program has contributed to the fight against AIDS in Ghana and Sudan by training African physicians in the forefront of providing clinical care to people living with HIV/AIDS.
- MD, Dartmouth Medical School