Instructors

Joseph C. Konen, MD, MSPH
Joseph C. Konen, MD, MSPH

Joe Konen taught Family Medicine, Public Health, Health Care Systems, and History of Medicine for 35 years at Wake Forest University, UNC Chapel Hill, the State University of New York, and Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte (now Atrium Health), where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He was also adjunct faculty in Medical Humanities at Davidson College for 17 years. In addition to his clinical and academic careers, he held several pharmaceutical-industry leadership roles over 15 years in medical affairs, pharmaceutical innovation, and integrated health from US and global perspectives at Pfizer (Executive Director) and Sanofi (Vice President) Pharmaceuticals. He retired in 2019, but continues working part-time in a variety of clinical, consulting, academic, and medical missionary opportunities.