Doctors' Day marked by an invitation to patients to contribute

Campaign gives patients an opportunity to make charitable gifts

Ketan R. Bulsara, MD, director of neuroendovascular and skull-based surgery, gathers information for a case.

Yale Medical Group (YMG) is proud of its physicians and will participate in National Doctors’ Day on March 30 to say thank you for all that they do.

This year, the Yale School of Medicine will help celebrate its clinical faculty by inviting patients to make charitable gifts to help their doctors in their efforts to translate research into treatments that may ultimately enhance all patients’ lives. Donors are being encouraged to include a personal note that will be shared with the doctor they want to honor on National Doctor’s Day.

“Those patients who choose to contribute will send a clear message to our committed faculty physicians: I value your service. I believe in your efforts to understand and treat my disease. Please keep up the good work,” said David Leffell, MD, Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs for the Yale School of Medicine

National Doctor’s Day was first observed in 1933, and became nationally recognized in 1990 to express admiration and gratitude to the physicians who improve patients’ lives.

Yale Medical Group physicians have always been highly respected for choosing to couple their clinical practice with researching the causes and cures of disease. This dual effort ensures that they can provide the highest quality care possible.

YMG faculty and staff who want more information may contact Jancy Houck, associate vice president for development at the Yale School of Medicine, at 203-436-8560 or