Walter Newberry Kernan MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical GroupInternal Medicine: General Internal Medicine: Primary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Diabetes Research Center

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiology of cerebrovascular disease; Interface between primary care and stroke treatment; Medical education more...


  • B.A., Harvard College, 1978
  • M.D., Dartmouth College, 1984

Selected Publications

  • Hauer KE, Durning SJ, Kernan WN, Fagan MJ, Mintz M, O'Sullivan PS, Battistone M, DeFer T, Elnicki M, Harrell H, Reddy S, Boscardin CK, Schwartz MD. Factors associated with medical students' career choices regarding internal medicine. JAMA 2008300:1154-1164.
  • Kernan WN, Hershman W, Alper EJ, Lee MY, Viscoli CM, Perry JR, OConnor PG. Disagreement between students and preceptors regarding the value of teaching behaviors for ambulatory care settings. Teach Learn Med 200820(2):143-150.
  • Yaggi HK, Concato J, Kernan WN, Lichtman JH, Brass LM, Mohsenin V. Obstructive sleep apnea as a risk factor for stroke and death. N Engl J Med 2005353:2034-2041.



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