Kirsten A Bechtel, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Medical Director, Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Chairperson, Yale Traffic Safety Subcommittee

Co-Chairperson, State of Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel

Co-Principal Investigator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Education & Training

MD University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1991)
Fellow Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Resident St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1994)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1996)

Honors & Recognition

  • Eton Ivy AwardYale University-Office of New Haven Affairs and City of New Haven (2015)

  • Partners AwardChildren In Placement New Haven CT (2010)

  • Invitation by the Surgeon General Multidisciplinary Workshop Child Maltreatment Prevention Bethesda MD (2005)

  • Child Advocacy Award Children In Placement New Haven CT (2004)

  • Public Service AwardSecretary of the State of Connecticut (2003)

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Contact Info

Kirsten A Bechtel, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric Emergency MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital - West Pavilion
1 Park Street, Ste 1st Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
100 York Street Suite 1F
New Haven, CT 06511

Curriculum Vitae