Dr. Joyner’s passion is learning ways to improve graduate medical education. He is responsible for the education and competency training of all of the urology residents. His training in the Teaching Scholar’s program has allowed him to create new approaches to teaching residents about interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism. In fact, his efforts have been rewarded with the Julian S. Ansell Teaching award, which he won in 2005. Besides the more than 40 scientific articles he has published, he has recently written some of the seminal articles for urology in the field of graduate medical education and continues to champion ways to improve doctors and doctoring.
Dr. Joyner graduated from Princeton University and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and then performed a research fellowship at the Boston Children’s Hospital. He trained for an additional 2 years in pediatric and reconstructive urology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He came to Children’s in August of 2001 after a 4-year commitment in the U.S. Army where he was chief of pediatric urology at Madigan Army Medical Center.