Joseph “Joey” Michel, MD (he/him)
Joey was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. Raised a “wahoo”, he attended undergrad at the University of Virginia, in his hometown. There he studied Kinesiology with initial hopes of becoming a physical therapist. Through his classes on the social determinants of health, volunteer experiences in primary care clinics, and mentors in his a cappella group, The Virginia Gentlemen (which travelled internationally annually singing on cruise ships), he found that his calling was medicine. After a year working as a clinical research coordinator in UVA’s NICU, he decided to stay in Charlottesville for another 4 years at the UVA School of Medicine. While he kept an open mind to treating adults as part of the Generalist Scholars Program, which aimed to support future leaders in primary care in pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine, his heart was always in pediatrics. During medical school he was the president of the school’s LBGTQ+ student group, qMD, worked with providers in the Teen and Young Adult Health Center to develop patient education tools for patients seeking gender affirming care, and was a regular at Durty Nelly’s Karaoke on Wednesday nights. He was the recipient of the Medical Student Teaching Award and wants to make medical education a part of his future career, whether in the clinic or in the classroom. He is excited to leave his hometown and explore all that New England has to offer, spending any free time at the beach, running, playing tennis, going to concerts, and spending quality time with his new Hasbro and Providence families.