Dr. John Joyce lives in Blair County with his wife, Alice. He was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Bernie and Peggy (Hallinan) Joyce, the third generation of the Joyce family to be born and raised in Altoona.
A graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School, John attended Penn State Altoona for two years, and then continued his undergraduate education at Penn State University Park. He graduated with honors with a degree in biology in 1979. John continued his education at Temple University receiving his M.D. in 1983.
Subsequently, he completed a 3 year internal medicine residency as a Johns Hopkins fellow in Baltimore, Maryland. He then completed a residency in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins finishing as chief resident. Dr. Joyce is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Dermatology.
After completing residency, he continued as a clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Joyce then worked with the United States Navy at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He received commendations from U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David B. LeStage for his work during this time.
Upon completion of his time with the Navy, Dr. Joyce returned to his hometown, Altoona, with his wife Alice and their three children, where they established Altoona Dermatology Associates. For over 25 years, Dr. Joyce and his wife have cared for patients in the central Pennsylvania area, serving patients from all ten counties in the 13th Congressional district.
Congressman Joyce has served on the Advisory Board of the Penn State Altoona Campus, the American Cancer Society, The United Way, the Goodman Trust, as a mentor for the Eberly College of Science at Penn State, and as a volunteer at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen. He is a lifelong member of the Cathedral in Altoona.
He was elected to serve as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District in November of 2018. He was sworn in to office on January 3, 2019.