Matthew S Ellman MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, Yale Internal Medicine Associates; Director, Medical Student Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Departments & Organizations

Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Yale Medical Group

Program for Biomedical Ethics

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

Clinical Interests

Primary care; general internal medicine; prevention and wellness.


  • B.A., Cornell University , 05/1981
  • M.D., Harvard University , 1987

Selected Publication

  • Ellman MS, Fortin FH. Teaching medical students how to communicate with patients having serious illness: comparison of two approaches to experiential, skill-based, and self-reflective learning. Yale J of Biology and Medicine. 2012; 85(2): 261-270.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Annual Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical Care, Department of Internal Medicine(2006) , Yale School of Medicine
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