Departments & Organizations
Medical Education Staff
I direct the first Master Course for first year medical students entitled Introduction to the Profession. I am interested in early professional identification; stories of the profession, patients, New Haven and ourselves; power relationships in health care; and improving the learning environment. I was a junior high school English teacher before medical school and am interested in the intersection of the humanities with medicine. My research interests are in these areas and in ways to improve the medical student experience.
Education & Training
|MD||Yale University (1990)|
|MPH||Yale University (1981)|
|MEd||University of Cincinnati, Master of Education (in guidance and counseling) (1971)|
|Resident||Yale-New Haven Hospital|
|Board Certification||AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1993, recertified: 2013)|
Honors & Recognition
The Laureate AwardConnecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians (2011)
Leah M. Lowenstein Award for representing the highest degree of excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education.The graduating class of Yale University School of Medicine (2006)
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award in recognition of compassion, empathy, respect and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families.Graduating class Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
Yale University School of Medicine (2009) Member Educational Strategic Planning Committee
HAVEN Free Clinic (2005) Volunteer preceptor at HAVEN Student Run Free Clinic which provides primary care to undocumented and uninsured patients.
Governor's Council, CT chapter of ACP (2001 - 2009) Member of Governor's Council, CT chapter of the ACP
Yale University School of Medicine (1998) Member of multiple medical school committees related to medical student education.