39th Annual MLK Celebration Leadership Award Recipient: Dr. Jocelyn O. Joseph
Dr. Jocelyn O. Joseph MD, MPH
Chief of Pediatrics at MIT Medical
39th Annual MLK Leadership Award
Dr. Jocelyn Joseph, Chief of Pediatrics at MIT Medical, was honored with a staff MLK Leadership Award for her devoted service to the health of the MIT community members and their families.
Joseph, a mother of two children, specializes in adolescent and young adult (ages 14-17) healthcare. "I try to establish a good relationship with kids when they’re young," she says, "so that later on in life, when they face more serious issues, that trust will already be there."
In 1995, Joseph earned MD and MPH degrees from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, respectively. She was also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Board-certified in Pediatrics, Joseph has been a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Her hospital affiliations are Mount Auburn Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital in Boston, where she interned and completed her residency.
Joseph's care philosophy exemplifies the values of Dr. King: "Creating a partnership with parents and establishing a bond with children are most important in caring for them. Active listening and treating everyone with respect is critical to this relationship. Providing high-quality, convenient pediatric health care is the rule not the exception."