Joy Wheat, M.D.

Joy Wheat, M.D., Major, Air Force

Name: Joy Wheat, M.D., Major, Air Force

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Director of Clinical Clerkships
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Menopause and female sexual health

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1302


Undergraduate degree - University of Texas at Dallas, BA
Professional degree - University of Texas Health Science Center, MD
Residency - St. Louis University, OB/Gyn Residency


Dr. Joy Wheat received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she graduate cum laude. She completed her medical school education at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She then continued on to residency training in OB/GYN at St. Louis University, where she served as an Administrative Chief Resident.

Following residency completion, Dr. Wheat served as a staff physician at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi , MS. She then volunteered to serve overseas at Aviano Air Base, in Aviano, Italy. During that time she was the Women's Health Clinic Medical Director and assisted with the transition of the hospital to an outpatient facility, including termination of obstetric services. She then moved to Bethesda to join the OB/GYN faculty at USUHS and assist with the medical student clerkship, as well as residency education at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Assistant Director of Clinical Clerkships, USUHS, Dept of OB/GYN (current position)
  • OB/GYN, 31st Medical Group, Medical Director for Women's Health Clinic, Aviano Air Base, Aviano Italy, 2016-2018
  • OB/GYN, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS, 2012-2016