Published On: Thu, Jun 6th, 2019

Dr Joanna Drowos named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

By Robert S Weinroth

Joanna Drowos, DO, PPH, MBA

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University has announced Joanna Drowos, DO, PPH, MBA, has been named the Associate Professor of Family Medicine to a newly created position of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs position effective July 1, 2019.

This expanded leadership position will provide alignment and synergies among elements previously under the individual umbrellas of Academic Affairs (such as faculty development) and Faculty Affairs (such as promotion and tenure), while adding new strategic priorities to this office, such as faculty recruitment and retention. Collectively, these elements will further support and serve our talented faculty members as they carry out the many missions of our college.

Dr Phillip M Boiselle, Dean of the College of Medicine

According the Dr Phillip M Boiselle, Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Drowos brings a wealth of experience, talent, passion and drive to this new role, which will strengthen the college’s efforts at recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding faculty members who are aligned with their innovative culture and empowered to advance their college’s strategic goals.

Dr. Drowos will continue in her current leadership position as Associate Chair of IMSD through the successful transition of a new Chair of IMSD following completion of thier current search process.

Prior to this latest appointment, Dr. has served as an Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science in the College of Medicine where she served as Interim Associate Chair of the Integrated Medical Science Department and the Director for the Clinical and Preventive Medicine Clerkship for the third year curriculum.

Dr. Drowos earned her DO and Master of Public Health Degrees at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed a Pediatrics tracked Internship at Palms West Hospital followed by a Preventive Medicine Residency with the Palm Beach County Health Department and a Family Practice Residency at Broward General Medical Center.

Dr. Drowos is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Medical Quality.  She earned her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2008.  She previously served as the Center Medical Director of the Riviera Beach Health Center of the Palm Beach County Health Department.  There she participated in the care of the county’s medically underserved suffering the effects of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and global diseases. She was also the Director of Medical Education for the Palm Beach County Health Department’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program from 2009-2013.  Her scholarly interests include clinical preventive medicine, communicable disease prevention and medical education.

Dr. Drowos has been honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Emerging Leader in 2011 and the Merck 2008 Outstanding Resident of the Year.  She was recognized as the American Medical Association’s Outstanding Resident – Excellence in Medicine 2008 Award Recipient.  Dr. Drowos serves on the state advisory board for the Anti-Defamation League and was honored as their Next Generation Award Recipient in 2010. She is a graduate of the American Osteopathic Association’s Health Policy Fellowship and the Training in Policy Studies courses.

Dr. Drowos serves on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Osteopathic Occupational and Preventive Medicine, and chaired the New Physicians and Residents Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for 4 years. She also serves on the American Osteopathic Association’s Communications Bureau, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Public Health and Wellness and Membership Committees. She is an active member of the Junior League of Boca Raton.  She founded a Hadassah chapter for young professional women, and was honored as a Woman of Valor recipient.  Her personal interests include travel, reading and spending time with her children Lila and Jackson and her husband Bryan.


About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. As a newly elected County Commissioner, Weinroth has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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