Yale Medical Group welcomes more talented new physicians
New group brings expertise in a variety of fields
Geoffrey Connors, MD, an assistant professor of pulmonary medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, is board-certified in internal medicine. He has clinical interests in intensive care medicine, interstitial lung disease, and quality and safety in the ICU. He completed his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Connors was chief resident of internal medicine at the University of Colorado, and a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Anushree C. Shirali, MD, an instructor at the Yale School of Medicine, is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. She has clinical interests in onco-nephrology, geriatric nephrology, and chronic kidney disease. She completed her medical degree at New York Medical College; her residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital (Albert Einstein College of Medicine); and a fellowship in nephrology at the Yale School of Medicine.
Jeffrey Turner, MD, an instructor of nephrology at the Yale School of Medicine, is board-certified in internal medicine. He has clinical interests in chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure and renal diseases. Dr. Turner completed his medical degree at New York Medical College. He was chief resident in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in nephrology.
Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurologist. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine with a clinical interest in general neurology and sleep. Dr. Buchanan completed his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He received both his master's degree and PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a postdoc in the laboratory of George B. Richerson, MD, PhD at Yale University. He completed an internship in primary care at Yale School of Medicine, his residency in neurology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a neuroscience fellowship at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in West Haven.
Pue Farooque, DO, is a board-certified neurologist working in the epilepsy, neurology and neurophysiology programs. She is an instructor in neurology at the Yale School of Medicine with a clinical interest in epilepsy. Dr. Farooque completed her DO at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, her residency in adult neurology at Hahnemann University Hospital and a fellowship in epilepsy at the Yale School of Medicine.
Tomas Grippo, MD, is a clinician, surgeon and scientist, who joins the Department of Ophthalmology as an assistant professor. Dr. Grippo’s clinical interests include all aspects of glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, as well as surgical management of visually impairing cataracts. After obtaining his medical degree in his home country at Universidad Austral, Dr. Grippo completed his residency in ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI), and subsequently fellowship training in glaucoma and cataract surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to his residency Dr. Grippo completed research fellowships in glaucoma at the NYEEI and in molecular medicine at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, as well as a medicine internship at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Grippo is a productive researcher and writer who has authored or co-authored more than 46 peered reviewed scientific papers and abstracts and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He is fluent in Spanish and German.
Theodore Blaine, MD, is Yale Medical Group’s new chief of shoulder and elbow surgery. He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, and is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. He joins Yale Medical Group after eight years with Columbia Orthopaedics–New York Presbyterian Hospital, and four years with University Orthopaedics at Brown University. Dr. Blaine has pioneered several new medical and surgical techniques, including injectable medications for shoulder arthritis, minimally invasive shoulder replacement and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. His clinical interests and experience include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, orthopaedic trauma, sports medicine and athletic injuries, and orthopaedic research. He completed his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and his residency in orthopaedics at the University of Rochester, where he also was an orthopaedic research fellow. In addition, he completed fellowships in shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic and Columbia University.
Joanna A. Gibson, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pathology at the Yale School of Medicine, is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal, liver and pancreaticobiliary pathology; head and neck pathology and endocrine pathology. She completed her medical degree at the Mayo Clinic and her PhD at the Mayo Graduate School. She completed her residency and a fellowship in gastrointestinal & liver pathology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Raffaella Morotti, MD, is a pathologist who is board-certified in both anatomic and pediatric pathology, with clinical interests in pediatric pathology. She completed her medical degree at University of Milan School of Medicine, where she was also a resident in obstetrics and gynecology, and a fellow in maternal and fetal medicine. She completed a residency in anatomic pathology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric pathology at New York University School of Medicine. She worked as an attending at Columbus Children’s Hospital and more recently at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Mina LuQing Xu, MD, an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Yale School of Medicine, is board-certified in anatomic/clinical pathology and hematopathology. She has a clinical interest in lymphomas and leukemias. Dr. Xu completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, her medical degree at University of California at San Francisco, her residency in pathology at the Yale School of Medicine, and a fellowship in hematopathology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.