Katherine C. McKenzie MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInternal Medicine: General Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine Associates (YIMA), Yale Center for Asylum Medicine


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.


  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder , 1987
  • M.D., Boston University , 1992

Selected Publication

  • McKenzie K. Medical Evaluation of Asylum Seekers. In: Annamalai A, Ed. Refugee Health Care. Springer Science and Business Media New York, NY. 2014.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical Care(2010) , Department of Medicine
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