• Morgantown WV

Elizabeth Joya

nee Elizabeth Lapham

Education and Training


Family Medicine Residency

Jul 2012 - Jun 2015
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Chief resident at PGY 3


Doctor of Osteopathy

Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

2006 - 2007
Hunter College City University of New York

Course work in Biology and Biochemistry


2002 - 2006
Wesleyan University Middletown

Bachelor of the Arts, Neuroscience & Behavior 

Bachelor of the Arts, English 

Pre-graduate history

Work experience

Hospital for Special Surgery

2007 - Present
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Health Educator

2007 - 2008
AmeriCorps VISTA Community; New York NY

HealthCorps New York, NY Health Educator I acted as a health educator at the school based health department of the William F. Ryan Community Health Center. I was responsible for assessing health education needs as well as creating, implementing and evaluating curriculum in elementary, middle and high school settings.


2005 - 2006
Middlesex Hospice; Middletown Ct

I assisted nurses and doctors with patient care and family support, maintained the hospice common areas and mentored a trainee volunteer.Underwent volunteer training in basic hospital and hospice procedure, how to care for an impaired person, cultural and religious diversity, and the social and emotional issues surrounding death and dying. 

Mentored a volunteer trainee, teaching them how best to help the nurses and patients. 


National Ability Center; Park City UT

Taught adaptive skiing and horseback riding to physically and developmentally disabled children and adults ranging in age from 3 to 76 in private and group lessons. 

Assisted in the administrative tasks of running a non-profit organization including basic office duties, benefit planning, fundraising, archiving, web promotion and grant-writing. 

Helped to created and distribute an informational newsletter.