Katherine C. McKenzie MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine

Biographical Info

Dr. McKenzie practices general internal medicine at Yale Internal Medicine Associates. She is interested in preventative care and the management of chronic medical illness. She teaches medical students and residents in small group settings, in her ambulatory office and on the general medical wards at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. McKenzie is the director of the Yale Center for Asylum Medicine. She and her colleagues at the Center perform medical forensic evaluations of political asylum seekers. She works with attorneys from Yale Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law, as well as the advocacy groups HealthRight International and Physicians for Human Rights. She provides objective medical assessments of people who report experiencing torture or persecution in the countries from which they have fled.

Education & Training

University of Colorado at Boulder (1987)
Boston University (1992)
University Hospital, Boston, MA, Internal Medicine
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical Care
    Department of Medicine (2010)
  • Outstanding Faculty Vignette Poster, SGIM New England Regional Meeting. “Case Studies of Asylum Seekers.”
    Society of General Internal Medicine (2013)

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