Ioanna “Joanna” Barkas, MD

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: Bryn Mawr College
Medical School: Tufts Medical School 

Joanna grew up in Queens, NY where she spent all of her life before moving to Pennsylvania for college. She studied biology and anthropology at Bryn Mawr. After college, Joanna did research in pulmonary critical care at Weill Cornell in NY and Brigham & Women’s in Boston. She then got her MS in biomedical sciences at Tufts where she stayed for medical school (Double Jumbo!). In medical school, Joanna spent time volunteering with Horizons for Homeless Children which solidified her interest in pediatrics. Her current clinical interests include primary care and immigrant and refugee healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kitty, Onnie, exploring all the beautiful spots in New England, reading (YA novels!), baking, cycling and finding any and every excuse to eat ice cream. She’s so excited to join the awesome Brown pediatrics family! And to try every single ice cream flavor in Providence over the next three years!