Dr. Joanna Miragaya graduated from Valenca Medical School, Brazil. She completed her PhD in Foods & Nutrition, with a focus on effects of acute stress on food and body regulation, at University of Georgia, Athens, GA. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital, followed by fellowship in Endocrinology & Metabolism at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI. She is certified in Radioactive Iodine through American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) pathway and was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology in May, 2016. Dr. Miragaya became a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine in April 2021. She was a clinical endocrinologist at the Hallett Center for Diabetes and Metabolism from 2015 to 2016, Providence, RI, and an assistant professor at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, from 2016 to 2019. She is currently in private practice at Wellstar Health System, GA, where she also serves as a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. She remains committed to graduate medical education and is actively involved with the Wellstar Kennestone Internal Medicine residency program. She remains engaged in medical education by contributing in the ABIM Endocrinology writing task force, and advocate for high quality clinical guidelines as the vice-chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Oversight Committee of AACE. She is also actively DEI committee at the American Thyroid Association (ATA). Dr. Miragaya is currently the president of the Georgia Society of Endocrinology. She has completed the leadership program by the American Medical Women Association.