Yale’s clinical practice welcomes its newest physicians

Their skills and expertise will mean even better patient care

In the last few months, new doctors from throughout the country have been arriving at Yale to work in a variety of fields, including endocrinology, pathology and pediatric cardiac surgery. Their skills and expertise will mean even better care for patients.


Kasia Joanna Lipska, MD, is an endocrinologist who is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. An instructor for Yale School of Medicine, she completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and her fellowship in endocrinology at Yale. She received a master’s in health science from the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. In addition, she has conducted research on diabetes in India as a Fogarty International Clinical Research fellow.


Xuchen Zhang, MD, is an assistant professor of pathology who is board-certified in anatomic/clinical pathology. He has clinical interests in liver/gastrointestinal pathology; liver transplant pathology; and neoplastic and non-neoplastic pulmonary pathology. He completed his medical degree at Chengde Medical College, his master’s at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and his doctorate at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr. Zhang completed his residency at State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center, and a fellowship in pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


Pediatric/Cardiac Surgery

Mohsen Karimi, MD, is associate chief of pediatric cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery for Northeast Pediatric Specialties, an organization that combines services provided by Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Karimi has board-certifications in congenital cardiac surgery; thoracic and cardiac surgery; and general surgery. He has clinical interests in both adult and pediatric congenital heart surgery, and provides surgical treatment for all types of congenital cardiac defects in pediatric and adult patients. He completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine, and his residency at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, where he also completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. In addition, he has a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery from Children’s Hospital of Atlanta/Emory School of Medicine.