On behalf of the faculty and trainees of the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, I would like to welcome you to our website. We are eager to help you learn more about our Department’s rich array of programs in research, clinical care, and education. As you read through these materials, I believe you will discover a Department that is both inspired by the richness of its traditions, and determined to meet the extraordinary opportunities that confront the modern Department of Medicine. Please contact us if we can provide additional information about our department.
The Department of Internal Medicine at Yale is among the nation's premier departments, bringing together an elite cadre of clinicians, investigators and educators in one of the world's top medical schools. The Department has 327 full-time faculty members and a voluntary faculty of 506, and its training ranks include 383 residents and fellows. Among the faculty are four members of the Institute of Medicine, 17 members of the Association of American Physicians and 23 members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. The Department is embedded in a remarkable basic science environment at Yale, with a collaborative culture that affords numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary and translational research.
The Department of Internal Medicine has an operating budget of $182 million. In fiscal year 2010, the Department had externally funded research of $97 million and generated more than $32 million from fee for service clinical activities.
The department's faculty serve as attending physicians at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. YNHH is a 978-bed tertiary care facility that is the medical school's primary teaching hospital. YNHH has over 8,000 employees, including 1,200 registered nurses and a medical staff of over 3,100. It treats 54,000 inpatients and registers more than 610,000 outpatient visits at its various clinics, including one-day surgery, specialty clinics, the emergency department, the Primary Care Center and others. Yale Medical Center also includes Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and the Smilow Cancer Center.
The VA Connecticut Healthcare System serves more than 300,000 veterans in CT and southern New England. The West Haven facility includes a 191-bed inpatient facility and an ambulatory care center and provides a full range of primary, secondary and tertiary care in medicine, geriatrics, neurology, psychiatry and surgery. The system overall has 1,742 employees, a nursing staff of 405 and a medical staff of 458. It treats 4,700 inpatients and registers more than 512,000 outpatient visits in West Haven and its clinics in New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Windham, Winsted and Danbury. The West Haven campus of VA Connecticut has one of the leading research programs in the VA system and includes several national clinical research centers.
Leadership and Organization
The Department is organized into the following 12 academic sections, each led by a Section Chief who reports to the Chair. The section chiefs also lead their respective services at YNHH and VA Connecticut Health Care System.
- Chair, Jack A. Elias
- Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Fred S. Kantor, Acting Chief
- Cardiovascular Medicine, Michael Simons
- Digestive Diseases, Michael Nathanson
- Endocrinology and Metabolism, Robert S. Sherwin
- General Internal Medicine, Patrick O’Connor
- Geriatrics, Leo M. Cooney
- Hematology, Madhav Dhodapkar
- Infectious Diseases, Erol Fikrig
- Medical Oncology, Roy Herbst
- Nephrology, Stefan Somlo
- Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Patty Lee, Acting Chief
- Rheumatology, Joseph E. Craft
The Department’s leadership structure also consists of seven Vice Chairs: