Yale Traditional Internal Medicine housestaff come from diverse backgrounds from all over the country and around the world. The world-class quality of our housestaff is a primary strength of the training program. Some may have come from your institution.

If you are interested in contacting a particular housestaff, please go the the PGY level(s) on the left menu and click on the link to their Yale profile to find an email address. All of our housestaff are always willing to communicate with student alumni from their medical school and should be considered an excellent source of information for any potential applicant.


AY 15-16 Internal Medicine-Traditional Chiefs

From left to right: Dr. Aaron Soufer, Dr. Sara Bouberhan, Dr. Yogesh Khanal, Dr. Kolene McDade and Dr. Michael Nanna

The five Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program Chiefs are nominated by their peers and faculty and invited through a rigorous selection process to help manage the traditional internal medicine residency program. They have multiple roles, including that of teacher, troubleshooter, facilitator, and confidante. Preparing the residents' schedule is only a small part of their many tasks! Regularly, they are seen teaching and challenging residents at morning report. On other occasions, one may find them attending meetings to discuss hospital-level quality improvement or to reduce readmission rates on a particular floor. As a liaison between senior administration and the residents, chiefs advocate to make sure that the needs of the residents are considered when any new policy affecting them is formulated. Attending on the medicine service is part of the job, and chiefs spend ten weeks leading teams on the Stepdown, Fitkin, and VA service. All chiefs are tasked with presenting once at Medicine Grand Rounds, which are the most well-attended medicine conferences. Each chief is encouraged to pursue a personal academic research project in any field of their choosing. Whether describing a successful patient encounter or intense struggle through a particularly difficult floor month, interns and residents can expect that their chiefs will listen avidly and support amply. Perhaps most importantly, the one thing to remember is that their door is always open for advice, a laugh, and plenty of candy!