Viji Kurup MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Associate Director, Medical Student Education; Director, Departmental Education

Biographical Info

Viji Kurup MBBS, MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale. Viji completed her medical school and anesthesia residency in India before moving to the United States. She then did her residency in Anesthesiology at Yale and continued there with a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. She has been on as faculty in the department since 2005 where she has developed a career as a medical educator. She is currently Director of Departmental Education. She also founded the Yale Anesthesia Media Lab dedicated to the production and distribution of multimedia learning objects for anesthesia resident training. Her main clinical interests are related to thoracic and vascular anesthesia.

Viji's research interests include integration of technology in teaching and patient care, and looking at educational outcomes using these tools. She enjoys teaching and has been awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership for the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine in 2008 and 2012. She is an active member of Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) (Outreach and Developing world), and co-founder of ‘SimWorldwide’, a website dedicated to bringing teachers and learners around the world on a common platform as well as Anesthesia Illustrated

She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to teaching the millennial generation and using technology in resident education. She is also active in the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists serving as Program Chair for three years and is currently the Vice President of the Association.

Education & Training

Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1994)
Yale University School of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Griffin Hospital
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Anesthesiology
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Anesthesiology
Board Certification
Anesthesiology, Board Certified  (2005)

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