Wanda C. Gonsalves, MD

Professor/Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine, Lexington

Dr. Gonsalves has served in her current positions at the UK College of Medicine since November 2013. As Vice Chair, she is responsible for strengthening the entire spectrum of her department’s contributions to education, and she has developed and implemented a mentoring and faculty development program. From 2014 to the fall of 2016, Dr. Gonsalves was co-faculty for Faculty Development for Family Medicine Faculty: Developing Leaders in Residency Training and Scholars in Cultural Competency, a one-year fellowship at White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Currently, she is focused on improving the health care workforce and mitigating shortages of well-trained primary care physicians through learner recruitment and advancement of curriculum design and delivery. Other scholarly interests include service learning, interprofessional education, and oral health for primary care clinicians, and she has published on these topics. She has also lectured on oral health topics locally and nationally and is one of the co-authors of the award-winning Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum. Dr. Gonsalves has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA), and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Prior to joining the UK College of Medicine faculty, Dr. Gonsalves was the Associate Dean for Resident Inclusion and Diversity Education at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.