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Ioanna Z. Giatis Kessler, DO, FACOFP

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WakeMed Physician Practices – Primary Care – Fuquay-Varina
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Primary Care - Fuquay-Varina
231 North Judd Parkway
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
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Undergraduate Degree
John Carroll University, Ohio
Medical School
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania
South Pointe Hospital, Ohio
South Pointe Hospital, Ohio
Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Dr. Kessler received her bachelor's degree in biology from John Carroll University in Ohio and later studied at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania where she earned her doctor of osteopathy degree. She completed an internship and residency in family medicine at South Pointe Hospital in Ohio, which she also served as chief resident.

Prior to joining WakeMed Physician Practices - Primary Care - Fuquay-Varina , Dr. Kessler spent 10 years as a practicing family medicine doctor in Ohio. She also spent 10 years as a staff member in the Department of Family Medicine at South Pointe Hospital, where she was named department chair in 2006 and served actively on several committees, including the Medical Executive Committee.

Board-certified by and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Dr. Kessler is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association and the ACOFP. She has served as a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kentucky, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM). In 2006, she was named the OU-COM South Pointe Hospital Family Physician of the Year.

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