Viji Kurup, MD

Professor; Division Chief, Medical Education

Departments & Organizations

Anesthesiology: Cardiac Anesthesiology | Perioperative & Adult Anesthesiology

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Yale Medicine

MacMillan Center: South Asian Studies

Office of Cooperative Research


Viji Kurup MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale. Viji completed her Residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Yale. She has been on faculty in the department since 2005 where she has developed a career as a medical educator. She has completed her fellowship in Medical Education and is currently Section Chief for the Division of Medical Education as well as Director of the Yale Anesthesia Media Lab ( ) and the Course Director for the Anesthesia Resident Simulations. She has led the integration of the Flipped Classroom model for Anesthesia Resident Training at Yale.

Viji's academic interests include participating in Global Health projects and exploring innovative ways of integrating technology in medical education. She is also the Co-Chair for the Global health and outreach committee in the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA). She has volunteered with the Health Volunteer Overseas Program ( in Vietnam. She enjoys teaching and was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership for the Department of Anesthesiology. She is a firm believer in the importance of physician wellness and has introduced a comprehensive wellness curriculum within her department. She is the Past President of the CT State Society of Anesthesiologists and is actively involved in advocacy efforts both at the State and Federal level. She also volunteers in the community and is a regular speaker at career day for inner city schools in New Haven.

She lives in Trumbull CT with her husband and two kids, and because that was clearly not keeping her busy enough, a high-maintenance cat!! In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting (acrylic on canvas), reading and meditating..

Education & Training

MD Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, India (1994)
Medical Education Fellowship Yale
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Griffin Hospital
Resident Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences
Board Certification AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2005)

Professional Service

  • Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (2016 - Present) Communications Chair for SHANA

  • Society for Education in Anesthesia (2007 - Present) Chair Designee for the Global health Outreach Committee

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Contact Info

Viji Kurup, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale AnesthesiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste South Pavilion, 2nd floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
AnesthesiologyPO Box 208051
333 Cedar Street, TMP 3

New Haven, CT 06520-8051

Curriculum Vitae

Yale Anesthesia Media Lab