Joseph W. Gravel, Jr, MD, FAAFP

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA

Dr Gravel is a graduate of Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine and served as chief resident at Virginia Commonwealth University / Fairfax Family Medicine Residency in Fairfax, VA. He was the founding Residency Program Director to the Tufts University FMR in Malden, MA and was a Residency Director for 20 years. Dr Gravel is currently a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an Adjunct Professor at Tufts. Besides serving as Chair of Family Medicine & Community Health, he is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency’s sponsoring institution, the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, a Teaching Health Center in Lawrence, MA. Dr Gravel has significant national, regional, and statewide leadership experience in family medicine. He currently serves nationally on the Boards of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and is also Chair of the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee (AFMAC). He is past president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC), and the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP). He coauthored a review article “Clinical Utility of Rheumatologic Tests” published in American Family Physician as well as numerous family medicine textbook chapters on rheumatologic topics.