Teaching and Learning Center 2016

The Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center has committed faculty and staff who work together with our colleagues supporting educators at every level. We provide expertise and innovation in educator development, assessment, learning technologies, and curriculum design.

General Information

If you have a question or request please call Dorothy DeBernardo at 203-785-3203 or email tlc@yale.edu. We also have a brochure you can download here. You may also contact any of us using the information below. To find us click here.

Janet Hafler, Director

Director's Welcome

Yale Faculty Profile

Phone: 203-737-5952

Email: janet.hafler@yale.edu 

Thank you for your interest in Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). The Center was established in 2012 to promote and support excellence in ...Read more

John Encandela, Associate Director for Curriculum and Educator Assessment

Curriculum and Educator Assessment

Yale Faculty Profile

Phone:203 785-5466


As Associate Director for Curriculum and Educator Assessment, I work closely with education leadership and committees in designing and implementing a plan to assess and evaluate the medical school curriculum...Read more

Michael Green, Associate Director for Student Assessment

Student Assessment

Yale Faculty Profile

Phone: 203-737-6809

Email: michael.green@yale.edu

As the Associate Director for Student Assessment, I oversee assessment of students’ clinical competence throughout the curriculum...Read more

Gary Leydon, Associate Director for Technology Services

Technology Services

Yale Profile

Phone: 203-737-6408

Email: Gary.Leydon@yale.edu

As the Associate Director for Technology Services I look forward to providing consultation to YSM's learning community about a wide range of topics pertaining to digital technology....Read more

Kali Cyrus

Kali Cyrus, Director of the Standardized Patient Program

Yale Faculty Profile

Phone: 203-785-3327

Email: kali.cyrus@yale.edu


Kali D. Cyrus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. In addition to treating patients with serious mental illness in the public sector, she serves as Director of the Yale School of Medicine Standardized Patient Program. In this role, Kali oversees the work of standardized patients in the teaching of Yale medical, nursing and PA students as well as resident and other YNHH programs. . . Read More


Dorothy DeBernardo, Manager

Yale Profile

Phone: 203-785-3203

Email: Dorothy.Debernardo@yale.edu

The Teaching and Learning Center is aptly abbreviated TLC. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing educators with the expertise, programs and individual attention they deserve and require to inspire their students. In my role as manager, I enjoy working with my colleagues to be certain excellence is in everything we bring to the medical education community. In particular I oversee: ...Read more


Dana Dunne, TLC Associate for Educator Development

Yale Faculty Profile

Phone:203 785-4140



Linda Sarro, Manager for Educator Development

Yale Profile 

Phone: 203 737-6846


Pete takizawa

Peter Takizawa, TLC Associate for Educator Development

Phone: 203 785-7183

Email: peter.takizawa@yale.edu

Catherine Kennedy, Assessment Program Manager

Phone: 203-737-4860


Barbara Hildebrand, Program Manager

Yale Profile

Phone: 203-785-4854

Email: barbara.hildebrand@yale.edu

Shirley Lin

Shirley Lin, Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 203-785-3327

More Information

For more information about any of our services (e.g. Education Workshops, Peer Observation, How to join the Medical Education Fellowship, Standardized Patients, MedEd Discussions ...) email us at tlc@yale.edu

TLC Brochure

TLC Upcoming Events

TLC News

Standardized Patient Request Form
(Requires Yale CAS login)