Katherine C. McKenzie, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine Associates; Yale Center for Asylum Medicine

Yale Medical Group


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

MD Boston University (1992)
BA University of Colorado at Boulder (1987)
Resident University Hospital, Boston, MA

Honors & Recognition

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2014Connecticut Magazine (2014)

  • Outstanding Faculty Vignette Poster, SGIM New England Regional Meeting. “Case Studies of Asylum Seekers.”Society of General Internal Medicine (2013)

  • Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical CareDepartment of Medicine (2010)

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Contact Info

Katherine C. McKenzie, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Internal Medicine AssociatesYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Internal Medicine800 Howard Ave

New Haven, CT 06510-8056
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Dr. McKenzie and Dr. Farhadian examine a political asylum applicant.