Dr. Yuko Nakajima


Tokyo, Japan

Undergraduate Institution:

None (Med school is 6 years right after high school in Japan).

Medical School:

Sapporo Medical University


Ice Hockey, Scuba diving, Sky diving, and Traveling (Especially Backpacking)

Past life:

I was in Anesthesiology for 4 years, while doing so I worked in Nigeria with Médecins Sans Frontières as an Anesthesiologist. There was also a period where I only played ice hockey.

Academic Interest:

Global Health and Emergency Medicine system in Japan.

Favorite activities in New Haven:

Rollerblading all over town with my yellow lab, including the Rare Book Museum (a perfect area to play fetch), dog park, and the pier to let my dog swim... I love my dog!

I also love to play drop in ice hockey at Yale Ingalls Rink, it is such a fantastic rink!

Why Yale’s Emergency Medicine Program:

Yale’s program has amazing opportunities in global health, ample elective time and great faculty. Yale maintains fantastic balance between academic and community emergency medicine. I am very thankful to be able to train at Yale and have such great colleagues to work with!

Random factoid:

I played in the 2011 Women's National Championships (Ice Hockey) for Team Connecticut.

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