Dr. Lijoi is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland where he served as Chief Resident and received the Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Family Medicine Education. Dr. Lijoi is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics and does obstetrics. Dr. Lijoi served as staff physician in Hyden, Kentucky with the Public Health Service and then spent seven years in private practice in Hanover, Pennsylvania. On the Family Medicine faculty since 1995, Dr. Lijoi has served numerous editorial functions for the ABFM; as a Specialist Site Visitor for the RRC in Family Medicine; and on the ACGME Final Appeals Board for Family Medicine. He is a 2003 graduate of the National Institute for Program Director Development and in 2019 completed the Certificate Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. He directs the Narrative Medicine curriculum for residents and hosts a monthly institution wide drop-in session. He has special interests in understanding the patient perspective and writing patient narratives. He is a catechist and lector at St. Joseph Church. He loves the outdoors and all things fly fishing.