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DCMS installs first African American female president

Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Jacksonville, FL (December 2, 2016) – Tra’Chella Johnson Foy, MD was installed as the 130th President of the Duval County Medical Society (DCMS) at the DCMS Inaugural Ball & 164th Annual Meeting on December 2, 2016. Dr. Johnson Foy is the first African American female to serve as President of the DCMS.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Dr. Johnson Foy is proud to be living and practicing in her hometown. She is a board certified family physician with Baptist Primary Care.

Dr. Johnson Foy received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida. She went on to earn her Medical Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Morehouse, she was chosen as an Arthur Ashe AIDS CARE Fellow by the Harvard AIDS Institute.

Dr. Johnson Foy returned home to complete her residency training in family medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She received the Patient Care Award and Outstanding Resident Clinician Award from the Mayo Residency program, as well as the Pfizer Patient Care Award and Bristol Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. She also received an Outstanding Teacher Award from Mayo/University of South Florida. She has received numerous acknowledgments as one of Jacksonville’s Top Doctors and has been a recipient of the Patients Choice Award every year since 2008, as well as the award for Most Compassionate Doctor.

Dr. Johnson Foy is actively involved in many areas of the medical community. She is the Medical Director for We Care Jacksonville, where she has been a volunteer since 2001. She is also involved with Generation W, a women’s leadership organization that provides a platform for women to impact change for themselves, their communities and the world. Dr. Johnson Foy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine for UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. To honor her service and accomplishments, Johnson Foy received the DCMS Community Service Award in 2013. The Jacksonville Business Journal recognized her as a Woman of Influence in 2013 and she received the Woman of Steel AWARD in 2014. In 2015, she was voted as one of Jacksonville’s Top 20 Under 40 and in 2016 the Mayor’s Office commemorated her as an honoree for the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.

“I have always believed that I have the divine purpose of being of service to others and helping promote the ‘Common Good,’” said Johnson Foy. “It is an honor to serve my patients and my colleagues.”

When Dr. Johnson Foy is not working, she is spending time with her husband, Lamont, and her son, LJ. They own Platinum Cutts Unlimited Barbershop & Hair Salon, a staple in the Jacksonville community since 2001.