Viji Kurup, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; 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 MBBS, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale. Viji completed her medical school and anesthesia residency in India before moving to the United States. She then completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Yale and continued there with a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. She joined the Department as faculty in 2005 and has developed a career as a medical educator. She is currently Section Chief of the Division of Medical Education. She also founded the Yale Anesthesia Media Lab dedicated to the production and distribution of multimedia learning objects for anesthesia resident training. Her main clinical interests are related to thoracic and vascular anesthesia.

Viji's research interests include integration of technology in teaching and patient care, and looking at educational outcomes using these tools. She enjoys teaching and has been awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership for the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine in 2008 and 2012. She is an active member of Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), and co-founder of ‘SimWorldwide’, a website dedicated to bringing teachers and learners around the world on a common platform as well as Anesthesia Illustrated. She has been active in Global Health issues and is the Co-Chair for the SEA Global Health Outreach Committee. She has volunteered with the Health Volunteer Overseas Program ( in Vietnam. She has led the integration of the Flipped Classroom model for Anesthesia Resident Training at Yale.

She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to teaching the millennial generation and using technology in resident education. She is also active in the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists, and is currently the Immediate Past President of the Association.

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