Joseph E. Paris, PhD, MD, CCHP, FSCPEast Coast DirectorJoe Paris obtained his MD from Boston University in 1975.After four years of residency in Internal Medicine in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1979.Joe
entered correctional medicine in the Florida DOC in 1985.In 1991 he became Medical Director of the Florida Prison Hospital in Lake Butler.In 1995, he came to the Georgia Department of Corrections in Atlanta and became Statewide Medical Director, a title he retained in 1997 when the Medical College of Georgia entered a partnership with the Georgia Department of Corrections for the delivery of correctional health care throughout the Georgia prisons. Dr. Paris retired from the DOC at the end of 2005 and began part-time Public Health work with HIV patients.Joe is a founding member and Past President of the Society of Correctional Physicians.He is also Past President of the Florida Chapter of the American Correctional Health Services Association and a Board Member of the Certified Correctional health care Professionals.He
is the author of dozens of specialized correctional publications and has presented his
work in over a hundred national meetings.He
is the author of several chapters in the textbook Clinical Care in Corrections, first published in 1998 and reedited in 2005.Joe
is in demand as a correctional health care consultant, a lecturer, a surveyor of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
, and as an expert witness in correctional health care litigation.