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Lydia Aoun-Barakat, MD

Associate Professor Term

Medical Director Nathan Smith Clinic

Program Director, HIV Primary Care Training Track

Clinical Interests

Adult; Substance-Related Disorders

Dr. Lydia Aoun Barakat is a faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Nathan Smith Clinic at Yale New Haven Hospital that cares for over 900 patients living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Barakat’s career is highlighted by her commitment for managing HIV disease. She has received and contributed in multiple HRSA and CDC grants that are dedicated to the mission of serving the people living with HIV/AIDS and require a long term vision in accomplishing a high...

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Dana Wasson Dunne, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program

Research Interests

Chlamydia Infections; Gonorrhea; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Syphilis; Global Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial; Vaginosis, Bacterial; Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Dunne has spent the majority of her career focusing on the care of patients with sexually transmitted diseases and on the education of clinicians who also care for these patients. In addition to STD clinic, she sees patients in the International Travel Clinic at Yale University Health Services and provides care at HIV-infected patients at the Nathan Smith Clinic.

Dr Dunne also enjoys medical education and spends a good portion of her time teaching medical students and residents.

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Michael L Green, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Research Interests

Clinical Competence; Curriculum; Education, Graduate; Internal Medicine; Learning; Evidence-Based Practice

Dr. Green received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. His post graduate training included an internship, residency, and fellowship in general medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School.

Dr Green serves on the SGIM evidence-based medicine task force, the SGIM reforming internal medicine residency training task force, and the...

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Onyema Eberechukwu Ogbuagu, FACP, MBBCh

Assistant Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

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Jeanette Marie Tetrault, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Dr. Tetrault’s scholarly work focuses on care of patients with addicition and the medical co-morbidities associated with substance use, mainly HIV and Hepatitis C. Dr. Tetrault is a physician providing primary care and buprenorphine/naloxone treatment at the Central Medical Unit of the APT Foundation, a multi-specialty addiction treatment facility. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, is credentialed as an HIV provider through the American Academy of HIV Medicine and...

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Merceditas Santos Villanueva, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Global Health; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Michael D Virata, MD

Clinician in Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Assistant Clinical Professor

Clinician

Clinical Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Communicable Diseases; Hematology; HIV; Clinical Laboratory Techniques; Men's Health; Travel Medicine

I obtained my medical degree from the University of the Philippines. I completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore affiliated with the John Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore, MD before coming to New Haven where I trained as a post-doctoral fellow in infectious disease, epidemiology and medical microbiology.

After training I began my professional career in New Haven, CT at the Cornall Scott-Hill Health Center as a medical director (1998-2001). Later...

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Frederick Lewis Altice, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Clinical and Community Research

Director, HIV in Prisons Program

Director, Community Health Care Van

Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Behavioral Medicine; Community Medicine; Epidemiology; Hepatitis, Viral, Human; Social Medicine; Global Health; HIV Infections; Cognitive Therapy; AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections; Infectious Disease Medicine; Community-Based Participatory Research; Chemicals and Drugs; Health Care

Clinical Interests

Adult; Alcohol Drinking; Communicable Diseases; HIV; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Substance-Related Disorders

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Nancy Rockmore Angoff, MD, MPH, MEd

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Research Interests

Humanities

Clinical Interests

HIV

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Lydia Aoun-Barakat, MD

Associate Professor Term

Medical Director Nathan Smith Clinic

Program Director, HIV Primary Care Training Track

Clinical Interests

Adult; Substance-Related Disorders

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Dana Wasson Dunne, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program

Research Interests

Chlamydia Infections; Gonorrhea; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Syphilis; Global Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial; Vaginosis, Bacterial; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Eva Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Brinda Emu, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests

HIV; Immune System; T-Lymphocytes; Aging, Premature; Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active; Infectious Disease Medicine

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Margaret Karis Fikrig, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

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Gerald Friedland, MD

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Epidemiology; HIV; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Anti-Retroviral Agents; Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis; Infectious Disease Medicine; Geographicals

Clinical Interests

HIV; Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Michael J Kozal, MD

Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

Director Yale HIV Clinical Trials

Chief, Medical Service, VACT Healthcare System

Vice Chair for Veteran Affairs, Yale Dept. of Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Drug Resistance; Hepatitis C; HIV; Veterans; Infectious Disease Medicine

Clinical Interests

HIV; Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Monique Plinck

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Monique Plinck has 23 years experience in the health industry, first as a project coordinator and State reporting consultant at a National insurance firm. Later she joined the Yale CORE VIRGO project team as a study coordinator to over 40 national sites.

Karina A Danvers

Karina Andrea Danvers is the Director of the Connecticut Local Performance site of the New England AIDS Education and Training Center at the Yale School of Medicine AIDS Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Master’s in Women’s Studies.

Karina has worked in the AIDS field for the past 24 years and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Connecticut Commissioners AIDS Leadership Award for “Exceptional Commitment in Providing Advocacy and Support for...