Distinguished Women

Women faculty and alumnae of YSM have made important contributions to science, clinical medicine, mentoring, and teaching. Since our goal is to be inclusive and to create a record of all women who have had an impact, we invite you to recognize faculty and alumae, current and past, alive or deceased, whom you feel exemplify excellence in science or clinical care and/or are role models, leaders, or mentors, as well as those who work or have worked on issues that affect women.

To recognize or honor a woman, you may provide professional information pertaining to her career, or you may simply want to offer personal thoughts or remembrances about how a mentor, colleague, advisor or friend affected your life or career.

Click here to recognize a colleague, mentor, or woman whom you admire.

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Caroline J. (Kendall) Schmidt, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Section

Years active at Yale: 2005-present

Dr. Caroline Schmidt is being recognized for her clinical research in tinnitus and audiologic disorders. A graduate of Gallaudet College, Dr. Schmidt successfully completed an NIH T-32 residency where she examined mental health disparities among veterans with auditory disabilities. Of particular excellence, she received a Career Development Award in 2009. This award ultimately led to the development of Progressive Tinnitus Management — the gold standard of care...

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Susan Silliman Addiss, MPH, MS

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSPH Class of 1969

Expertise and Public Health Practitioner, Leadership

Susan Addiss is being recognized for her expertise and leadership as a public health practitioner. She had an exemplary career in public health practice at the local, state, and national level. She was Commissioner of Health for the State of Connecticut from 1991 to 1995, heading up the Department of Public Health and Addiction Services (now the Department of Public Health). Prior to this she was...

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Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Director, Global Health Education

Section of Global Health & International Emergency Medicine

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Agrawal is being recognized as a nationally and internationally recognized scholar and leader in global health and academic emergency medicine. With extensive, first-hand experience providing technical assistance and evaluations to international NGOs engaged in humanitarian relief, Dr. Agrawal has worked around the globe from Japan to Cameroon. She is a tireless advocate for improving health outcomes among the world’s most vulnerable populations, with a...

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Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA

William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery

Chair, Department of Surgery

Years active at Yale: 2018-present

Dr. Ahuja is being recognized for her leadership and her excellence in clinical care and research. Dr. Ahuja is a passionate advocate for mentorship of trainees, staff, and faculty and has a reputation as a collaborative leader. Her surgical specialization is in gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric, rectal, and pancreatic cancers. She has developed an international reputation for management of peritoneal cancer metastases with cytoreduction and heated...

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Serap Aksoy, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Serap Aksoy, PhD, is being recognized for her excellence in research into the biology of host-pathogen interactions, specifically involving tsetse flies, which transmit African trypanosomes and harbor multiple symbiotic microbes. Dr. Aksoy has multiple collaborative research programs with institutions in Uganda and Kenya, and her lab is developing novel methods to reduce tsetse fly populations or their ability to transmit disease. In Uganda, she studies...

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Virginia Alexander, MD, MPH

Alumna

Years active at Yale:

Dr. Alexander is being recognized as a pioneering woman physician and public health practitioner. Born in Philadelphia in 1899, she was only 4 years old when her mother died, and at age 13, her father lost his once flourishing livery stable. She eventually won a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania and to pay for her living expenses, she worked as a maid, a clerk, and a waitress. Dr. Alexander ranked second highest among medical aptitude test...

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Heather G Allore, PhD

Professor

Director, Yale Program on Aging Biostatistics Core

Director, Data Management and Statistics Core, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Co-director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Precision Medicine focused on Health Disparities

Adjunct Professor, Harldsplass Deaconess Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway

Years active at Yale: 2000-present

Dr. Allore is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to clinical science and leadership. She is director of the biostatistics core of the Yale Program on Aging and has pioneered advanced methodological applications for overcoming issues inherent in aging research. She is credited for founding the field of "gerontological biostatistics."

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Louise Bates Ames, PhD (1908-1966)

Former YSM faculty

Years active at Yale: 1933-1950 

Dr. Ames is being recognized for her significant role in research on and popularization of norms of child development. Dr. Ames became the best known of several women MDs and PhDs who collaborated with Arnold Gesell, MD, director of the Clinic of Child Development at Yale from 1911 to 1948. The women members of the clinic included Catherine Strunk Amatruda, MD (1903-1949), Frances Ilg, MD (1902-1981), and Helen Thompson, PhD. Dr. Gesell and his team studied...

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Karen S Anderson, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Co-Director Therapeutics/Chemotherapy Program

Years active at Yale: 1990- present

Dr. Anderson is being recognized for her leadership in mechanistic enzymology and structure-based drug design. Her work focuses on understanding how enzymes, playing critical roles in such diseases as cancer and infectious diseases, including AIDS, work at a molecular level. She uses that information to develop new drug therapies. Her recent work on new antiviral therapies to treat HIV infections in a long-term collaborative effort with Dr. William Jorgensen...

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Nancy Rockmore Angoff, MD, MPH, MEd

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1990, MPH Class of 1991; 1998-present

Dr. Angoff is being recognized for her leadership in student affairs and the creation of educational programs which emphasize professionalism. Her leadership and programs have changed the ethos of our school and enriched the environment in which our students learn.

She has been a tireless advocate for students, having created the Peer Advocate program which provides first-year students with upper-class student advocates and...

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Lydia Aoun-Barakat, MD

Associate Professor Term

Medical Director Nathan Smith Clinic

Program Director, HIV Primary Care Training Track

Years active at Yale: 2000-present

Dr. Aoun-Barakat is being recognized for her deep and unyielding commitment for the past 20 years to bringing high quality, compassionate, and comprehensive care to people living with HIV. As medical director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Nathan Smith Clinic since 2010, she is a constant inspiration for her trainees and colleagues alike as she fosters team-bases care with excellence. She also created the robust HIV track within the primary care residency...

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Martine Yvonne Armstrong, MBBS, MD

Senior Research Scientist Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Years active at Yale: 1968-1997

Dr. Armstrong is being recognized for her studies of retroviruses and her service as an administrator overseeing the university’s animal care committee. She also served on the Yale Biological Safety Advisory Committee and was acting vice-chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health from 1993 to 1995. 

Dr. Armstrong’s early career focused on the study of retroviruses in mouse models. In the early 1980s, with the appearance of AIDS, a retrovirus, she...

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Linda D Arnold, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1999-present

Dr. Arnold is being recognized as a leader in global child health education and training, and collaborative multi-sector partnerships to improve global maternal and child health (MCH). She is internationally recognized for her contributions to global health capacity building, professional leadership development, and scale up of proven interventions through existing MCH platforms to reduce child mortality through professional societies and initiatives, such as...

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Amy F. T. Arnsten, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology

Member, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University

Years active at Yale: 1987-present

Dr. Arnsten is being recognized for excellence in research and teaching. She is an international expert on the molecular regulation of the newly evolved brain circuits that subserve higher cognition, which are the target of such disorders as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Much of her work focuses on the prefrontal cortex, a newly evolved brain region that creates our "mental sketchpad," and subserves abstract reasoning, high order decision-making,...

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Ani Aydin, MD

Assistant Professor

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Aydin is being recognized for her accomplishments in the field of emergency medicine education and trauma/surgical critical care. She practices as an attending in the emergency department and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. She serves as the liaison to the Department of Surgery, as an emergency department Quality Improvement committee member, and as an emergency medicine reviewer for the American College of Surgeons Trauma Center Verification Program. She...

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Michele Barry, MD

Former YSM faculty

Department: Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1977-2009

Dr. Barry is being recognized because of her expertise in international health and leadership in creating change for women at the School of Medicine. While on the faculty she rose to the rank of professor of medicine before she was recruited to Stanford University as senior associate dean for global health and director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health. She is a past president of the American Society of Tropical...

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Linda Bartoshuk, PhD

Former YSM faculty

Department: Department of Psychology, Department of Surgery’s Section of Otolaryngology

Years active at Yale: 1970-2005

Dr. Bartoshuk is being recognized for her research in the studies of genetic variations in taste perception and how taste perception affects overall health. She is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the sense of taste. Now at the University of Florida, Dr. Bartoshuk is best known for her discovery, in the early 1990s, that one in four people is a “supertaster” for whom...

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Susan J Baserga, MD, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, of Genetics and of Therapeutic Radiology

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1988; 1993-present

Dr. Baserga is being recognized because of her excellence in basic science research, in teaching and mentoring, and for her contributions to the history and progress of women at the school. A graduate of Yale College and YSM, Dr. Baserga has served in many leadership roles in the MD/PhD program as well as in her own department, including director of medical studies in the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry,and program director...

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Lori Anne Bastian, MD, MPH

Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine)

Section Chief of General Internal Medicine VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Director, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

Years active at Yale: 2016-present

Dr. Bastian is being recognized for her excellence in clinical science and leadership. She is a health services researcher whose research focuses on developing health behavior interventions. Since joining the faculty in 2016, she has served as section chief for General Internal Medicine and director of Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She has a long-standing interest in health behaviors...

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Leona Baumgartner, PhD, MD (1902-1991)

Alumna

Years active at Yale: PhD Class of 1932; MD Class of 1934

Dr. Baumgartner is being recognized for her role as a pioneering woman in public health. She was an early recruit to the Yale Plan of Medical Education. Induced to undergo two years of general medical training and an internship rather than remain immersed in basic immunology, she found a place for her expanded interests as a national leader in public health. Values promulgated by C-E.A. Winslow and Ira Hickok of the Yale School of Public...

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Kirsten A Bechtel, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1999-present

Dr. Bechtel is being recognized for her dedication to the well-being of children and adolescents. She is medical director of the Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program; chairperson of the Yale Traffic Safety Subcommittee; co-chairperson of the state of Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel; and co-principal investigator of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree from the...

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Lisa F. Berkman, PhD

Former YSM faculty

Department: School of Public Health 

Years active at Yale: 1979-1995

Dr. Berkman is being recognized because of her research in epidemiology and inequities of health care delivery due to social and race inequities. During her 16 years on the Yale faculty, Dr. Berkman headed the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and the Division of Health Policy at the School of Public Health. Now at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist...

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Gretchen Kimberly Berland, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Dr. Berland is being recognized for a unique and distinguished career path that has combined the practice of medicine with media. As an example, she has combined her long-standing interest and experience in the use of the documentary film format as a means to explore the experiences of patients. One film, “Rolling,” which documents the experiences of persons using wheelchairs, aired on PBS. This project was part of the reason she was recognized as a MacArthur...

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Nancy Berliner, MD

Former YSM faculty

Department: Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1979; 1986-2008

Nancy Berliner, MD is being recognized for her excellence in basic and clinical research.  Currently she is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior attending physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr.Berliner was in the Hematology Section, Dept.Medicine at YSM where she rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Genetics.She was a consummate clinician...

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Margaret Johnson Bia, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Nephrology)

Senior Transplant nephrologist

Years active at Yale: 1978-present

Dr. Bia is being recognized for her excellence in medical education, her leadership in transplantation, and her advocacy for women’s issues. A self-taught transplant specialist, she became the Yale School of Medicine’s first director of transplant nephrology in 1984, a post she held until 2001. She was recognized with the “Pioneer in Transplant” award from the National Kidney Foundation in 2004. She was the first woman invited to join the Nephrology Board of...

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Laura Blakley, PhD

Years active at Yale: 2015-present

Dr. Blakley is being recognized for her excellence in teaching and mentoring. She has been a fantastic supervisor and mentor. Dr. Blakley provides thoughtful and professional supervision within the Clinical Health Psychology program for interns and postdoctoral fellows. Trainees know firsthand that she works hard to offer hopeful and positive messages about caring for veterans. Dr. Blakley models ethical care for veterans and through her example, encourages...

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Hilary Blumberg, MD, BA

John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Director, Mood Disorders Research Program

Years active at Yale: 1998- present

Dr. Blumberg is being recognized for her accomplishments in research and as an inspiration to women and men to work their hardest while maintaining friendships and family ties. 

Dr. Blumberg is well known for her pioneering work in youths with bipolar disorder (BD). This has included research evidence of differences in the trajectories of development of the brain circuitry during adolescence that has shaped the view of BD as a disorder of neurodevelopment and...

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Linda Kathryn Bockenstedt, MD

Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine, Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs

Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs

Years active at Yale: 1989 - present

Dr. Bockenstedt is being recognized for excellence in clinical medicine and for promoting diversity and equality at YSM. 

Dr. Bockenstedt received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard College and her medical degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. After her residency in medicine at Yale, she completed clinical and research fellowships in rheumatology at the University of California, San Francisco. She returned to...

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Jessica Dara Bod, MD

Instructor

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Bod is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to medical student education and promoting diversity at YSM. She helped to develop a combined emergency medicine/ultrasound sub-internship track for advanced rotators, and she helped to develop and implement a program to increase the recruitment of underrepresented minority students in emergency medicine. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for LGBTQ Affairs.

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Phyllis Bodel, MD (1934-1978)

Former faculty

Department: Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1961-1978

Dr. Bodel is being recognized as a gifted scientist, a beloved mentor to students, and an international leader in the study of fever. She came to Yale in 1961 as a research assistant and later joined the faculty, where she conducted research on the experience of women in medicine, challenging the notion that women were less likely than men to persevere and succeed in their medical careers. Writing in the journal Clinical Medicine in...

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Sandy Bogucki, MD, PhD

Professor

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1984; 1989-present

Dr. Bogucki is being recognized for her research and program development in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and disaster planning and response. She graduated from YSM in 1984 and joined Yale’s Department of Emergency Medicine in 1989. She holds several positions of leadership in the fire service and emergency medical services communities. She's a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee of Fire...

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Jean L. Bolognia, MD

Professor of Dermatology

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1980; 1980-present

Jean Bolognia has served as President of the Medical Dermatology Society, the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the American Dermatological Association, in addition to serving as Vice-President of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the American Board of Dermatology, and the International Society of Dermatology. She has also been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the International...

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H. Kim Bottomly, PhD

Former faculty

Department: Pathology, Immunobiology (Primary); Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (Secondary)

Years active at Yale: 1980-2007

Dr. Bottomly is being recognized for her work as a renowned immunobiologist responsible for fundamental discoveries in her field. She served as deputy provost at Yale and, from 2007 to 2016, was the 13th president of Wellesley College. She has published more than 170 refereed articles in science journals and holds six patents. She is an elected fellow of the...

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Elizabeth Bradley, MBA, PhD

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: PhD Class of 1996; 1992-2017 

Dr. Bradley is being recognized for her teaching, mentoring, and leadership roles. She was Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy and founder and faculty director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale. In 2017, she became president of Vassar College.

Dr. Bradley is regarded as being at the forefront of healthcare system strengthening, both domestically and internationally. She is co-author of the The American Healthcare...

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Cynthia A Brandt, MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Anesthesiology

Years active at Yale: 1995-present

Dr. Brandt is being recognized for her work building informatics infrastructure for clinical research and performing research focused on such issues as the management of clinical vocabularies used in clinical research databases and the implementation of computerized clinical practice guidelines. She is also part of an interdisciplinary team that received funding to develop the Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center, which will provide...

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Dawn Bravata, MD

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1996-2007

Dr. Bravata is being recognized for her achievements in research and mentorship. Dr. Bravata’s research has focused on the measurement and evaluation of quality of care, seeking to identify gaps in care that serve as targets for future implementation projects. Currently professor of medicine at the University of Indiana, she has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers in leading journals. In 2006, Dr. Bravata became the clinical coordinator of the...

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Xandra Breakefield, PhD

Former faculty

Department: Department of Human Genetics

Years active at Yale: 1974-1984

Dr. Breakefieldis being recognized for her international leadership in the field of the genetics and gene therapy of brain tumors. She has been at the forefront of research on gene therapy for brain tumors, including such novel killing mechanisms as prodrug-activating enzymes delivered by oncolytic virus vectors and neuroprecursor cells as homing vehicles for delivery of therapeutic proteins. She has also led efforts in new...

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Helena Brett-Smith, MD

Former faculty

Department: Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: Late 1980's-2001

Dr. Brett-Smith is being recognized because of her excellence in clinical work, specifically in HIV/AIDS. After completion of her residency and infectious disease fellowship at Yale, Dr. Brett-Smith specialized in the care of HIV patients and became a passionate advocate for these patients. She was the first medical director of the HIV clinic at the Hospital of St.Raphael, called the Haelen Center Infectious Disease. She worked...

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Ursula C Brewster, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Firm Chief, Peters Medical Firm

Training Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship

Years active at Yale: 1998-present

Dr. Brewster is being recognized for several reasons. The first is her teaching and mentoring. She is a tremendous teacher of the resident physicians, always going above and beyond to teach on rounds, at the bedside, and in formal teaching sessions. Her teaching inspires passion within the residents and her energy and enthusiasm is palpable. She is a mentor to residents in multiple ways. Her patients absolutely adore her and she epitomizes the doctor-patient...

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Rebecca Susan Brienza, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Director, VACHS Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education

Years active at Yale: 1999-2004; 2009-present

Dr. Brienza is being recognized for her leadership in the development and implementation of the Center of Excellence (COE) in Primary Care Education at VA ConnecticutHealthcare System.The COE is an innovative model of interprofessional education and team-based collaborative care.Dr. Brienza was successful in receiving one of five competitive grants to develop this program in 2011 and since then has been a pioneer and strong advocate for the...

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Marie Brown, MD (deceased)

Former faculty

Department: Pediatric Cardiology

Years active at Yale: 1950s-early 1990s

Dr. Brown is being recognized as one of the earliest pediatric cardiologists. She worked with Dr. Ruth Whittemore, and together they set up and ran the first EKG laboratory for children. They traveled throughout Connecticut to set up clinics so that sick children didn’t have to travel to New Haven for care. 

Dr. Brown was one of the first people to catalog the children of people who had congenital heart disease and to...

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Martina Brueckner, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Years active at Yale: 1990-present

Dr. Brueckner is being recognized for excellence in clinical medicine and research. She obtained her BS and MD degrees from the University of Virginia, followed by a pediatric residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at YSM. Her clinical and research focus is genetics of congenital heart disease (CHD). Her laboratory focuses on the cause(s) of a type of congenital heart disease called heterotaxy. The development of...

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Sonja Buckley, MD (1918 - 2005)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1964-1994

Dr. Buckley is being recognized for her contributions to science. She was a virologist at Johns Hopkins, then the Rockefeller virus labs before they were moved to Yale to form the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit. With Dr. Wilbur Downs and Dr. Jordi Casals-Ariet at Yale, Dr.Buckley was credited with isolating and cultivating the Lassa virus responsible for outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in Africa.

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Barbara Ann Burtness, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Disease Aligned Research Team Leader, Head and Neck Cancers Program

Co-Director, Developmental Therapeutics Research Program

Years active at Yale: 1989 - present

Dr. Burtness is being recognized for a pioneer clinical study of epidermal growth factor (EGFR) inhibition. As part of that study, she administered the first-in-human dose of cetuximab, an antibody that leads the cell to degrade the EGFR, at Yale in 1995.

In her role as chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Head and Neck Therapeutics Committee, Dr. Burtness led the field in studying (human papillomavirus) HPV-driven head and neck cancer as a distinct...

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Susan Busch, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Years active at Yale: 2000-present

Dr. Busch is being recognized for teaching and policy research. She leads impactful research examining the effects of policies and regulations on health care cost and quality. Most of her work focuses on behavioral health; health care economics and organizations; health services research; and health care quality, access, and evaluation.

As the opioid epidemic deepens, Dr. Busch’s research on opioid addiction becomes more integral to treatment options and...

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Deepa R Camenga, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Camenga is being recognized for her innovative work as a physician-scientist with expertise in adolescent addiction, smoking cessation, and young adult e-cigarette use. She is a recent graduate of the National Institute on Drug Abuse K12 scholar program at Yale. She was recently selected to serve on a national American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, tasked with protecting and improving the health and well-being of children...

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Anne Camp, MD

Years active at Yale: 1990-present

Dr. Camp is being recognized for her career as an endocrinologist dedicated to improving the care of people with diabetes and metabolic disease in underserved communities, specifically at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven. Over the last decade, as the incidence of diabetes explodes in the population she serves, her focus has broadened to include research in diabetes prevention and improved treatments that address the needs of such communities. 

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Andy Carmone, CNM, MPH

Alumna

Years active at Yale:

Andy Carmone is being recognized for her dedication to and excellence in public health. She has lived and worked in low-income communities for multiple years, despite hardship and sacrifice, both personal and professional. Trained as a nurse midwife and public health professional, she offers a unique perspective on health systems design and evaluation and global health delivery, particularly among rural and remote populations. She has over 20 years of...

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Caren G Carpenter, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Years active at Yale: 1986-present

Dr. Gundberg is being recognized for advocating for women. She was active on the Committee for the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) for years and was on the Commission on Women Faculty that resulted from the Bill of Rights. She evaluated space allotment to faculty by gender.

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Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD

Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry

Director of Psychosocial Research, Division of Addictions

Principal Investigator, Psychotherapy Development Center for Drug Abuse

Years active at Yale: 1982- present

Dr. Carroll is being recognized for her 30 years of experience in developing and evaluating effective therapies for substance use disorders.Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of a range of behavioral treatments and combinations of behavioral therapies and pharmacotherapies, with an emphasis on improving the quality and rigor of clinical efficacy research concerning addictions.Dr. Carroll, a clinical psychologist, is the Albert E. Kent...

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Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C)

Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Assistant Director, Global Oncology, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center

Years active at Yale: 2010-present; MBA Class of 2014

Dr. Chagpar is being recognized for her numerous groundbreaking innovative clinical and translational studies in breast cancer. Born and raised in Canada, she completed her MD with honors in research at the University of Alberta, and her general surgery residency training and MSc at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to complete the Susan G. Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer...

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Sarwat I Chaudhry, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Years active at Yale: 2005-present

Dr. Chaudhry is being recognized for her excellence in outcomes and health services research and mentoring. She is director of the Academic Hospitalist Program in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, founding director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL), co-director of the National Clinician Scholars Program, and director of the Field Core of the Pepper Center at the Program on Aging. Her...

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Sharon Anoush Chekijian, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, PA/NP group

Medical Director, Yale New Haven Hospital PA/NP Residency Program

Faculty Member, Division of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine

Chair, Patient Experience Forum

Years active at Yale: 2007-present

Dr. Chekijian is being recognized for her insightful clinical expertise, her extraordinary compassionate worldview and sensitivity for her patients, and her ability to impart these qualities to all caregivers including students, residents, advanced practice providers, faculty, and nurses. She is the director of patient experience in the Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) and is committed to bettering patient and staff communication and engagement. She is
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Veronica L.S. Chiang, MD, FAANS

Professor of Neurosurgery

Associate Vice Chair of Academic Affairs

Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Director, Gamma Knife Center, YNHH

Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Fellowship

Years active at Yale: 1994-present

Dr. Chiang is being recognized for being the first female physician to become a full professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Chiang pioneered the use of laser thermocoagulation therapy for brain metastases and now directs the Intra-operative MRI Laser Program for patients with brain tumors and epilepsy at YSM. She is also director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program and a tireless mentor to women...

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Elizabeth Brooks Claus, PhD, MD

Professor of Biostatistics; Director of Medical Research, School of Public Health; Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Years active at Yale: 1988-present; PhD Class of 1988, MD Class of 1994

Dr. Claus is being recognized for her work in basic and clinical science, as well as her teaching, mentoring, clinical care and expertise, and leadership.

She is professor and director of medical research at the Yale School of Public Health, as well as attending neurosurgeon and director of stereotactic radiosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is a member of the board of...

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Gloria Cochrane, MD (deceased)

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1955

Gloria Cochrane was the only African American — and one of only four women — in her medical school class. She went on to an outstanding career in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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K.D. Codish, PhD

Former faculty

Department: Office of Women in Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1980-1986

Dr. Codish is being recognized as the first administrative director and subsequently director of the Office for Women in Medicine. She drafted YSM’s first sexual harassment policies for faculty and convened the schools’ Permanent Committee on the Status of Women. She was a founding member of the Women’s AIDS Coalition as well as director of education and volunteer services at AIDS Project New Haven for many years. She was...

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Eve R Colson, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Years active at Yale: 1998-present

Dr. Colson is being recognized for her absolute commitment to the full mission of the School of Medicine’s educational scholarship and advocacy, clinical excellence, nationally recognized research program, and local and national leadership. Dr. Colson, a Macy Scholar, is fully invested in the educational mission of the school, not only leading clinical education for the Department of Pediatrics, but also co-founding and leading the Interprofessional...

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Lynn Cooley, PhD

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Years active at Yale: 2001-present

Dr. Cooley is being recognized for her seminal research into understanding the biology of germ cells, which are the only cells in our bodies that can form eggs or sperm to transmit genetic information to the next generation. She is also Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Cooley, the C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, was the Director of the Combined Program in...

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Cindy Ann Crusto, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Assistant Chair for Diversity, Department of Psychiatry

Director, Program Evaluation and Child Trauma Research at The Consultation Center

Years active at Yale: 2001- present

Dr. Crusto is being recognized for excellence in her leadership role addressing culture, context, and human diversity in clinical work and community. She is an associate professor and assistant chair for diversity in the Department of Psychiatry, and the director of program evaluation and child trauma research at The Consultation Center. She is an expert in culture and diversity affecting work, community, research,and program evaluation. She chaired a task...

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Anne Mcbride Curtis, MD

Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

NIOSH Certified B Reader

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1970; 1970-present

Dr. Curtis is recognized for her expertise in diagnostic imaging, her skilled teaching, and her advocacy for—and mentoring of—women at YSM. After her internship and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr Curtis joined the faculty in 1975 as an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology, becoming a full professor in 1985. Dr. Curtis has long championed the cause of women at the school. She has worked to recruit female faculty and students...

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Kimberly A. Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM

Professor of Surgery (Trauma)

Chief of the Section of General Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care

Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery

Trauma Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Surgical Director, Performance and Quality Improvement, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Years active at Yale: 2006- present

Dr. Davis is being recognized for her excellence in surgical care and leadership roles including vice-chair for clinical affairs of the Department of Surgery. She is the chief of general surgery, trauma,and surgical critical care at Yale, as well as the trauma medical director for Yale New Haven Hospital, the level one trauma center for adult and pediatric patients serving Southwestern Connecticut.

After earning a BS in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at...

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Suzanne Decker, PhD

Assistant Professor

Years active at Yale: 2010 - present

Dr. Decker is being recognized for her clinical research and training that focuses on dialectical behavior therapy and substance use disorders. She is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at YSM and is a staff psychologist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Her work has addressed some of the most challenging aspects of the human condition, including high-risk impulsive behaviors, dual diagnosis issues, emotional dysregulation, and...

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Esperanza Diaz, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Medical Director Hispanic Clinic and Latino Behavioral Health System

Associate Director Psychiatry Residency Program

Years active at Yale: 1982- present

Dr. Diaz is being recognized for her research on development of culturally sensitive mental health services to Hispanics with persistent mental disorders. Her professional interests are focused on improving mental health services to Hispanics and on education focusing on interviewing, culturally sensitive services, and mental health disparities. 

Dr. Diaz is an associate professor of psychiatry and medical director of the Hispanic Clinic and Latino Behavioral...

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Loretta DiPietro, MPH ’85, PhD ’88

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1985-2008

Dr. DiPietro is being recognized for her many years of research and teaching about the public health benefits of physical activity. She has dedicated her career to investigating the role of physical activity in successful aging. Dr. DiPietro broke new ground in areas ranging from the measurement of physical activity to the timing and dosing of exercise for specific metabolic outcomes. Before moving to the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George...

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Gail D'Onofrio, MD, MS

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1997- present

Dr. D’Onofrio is being recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts in emergency medicine, substance use disorders, and heart disease in women. She is also one of only a handful of academic leaders in her field. In 2009, Dr. D’Onofrio was named physician-in-chief of the Emergency Department (ED) at Yale New Haven Hospital as well as the inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is internationally known for her work in screening...

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Ethel Dunham , MD (1883-1969)

Former faculty

Years at Yale: 1919-1950

Dr. Dunham is being recognized for her significant contributions to neonatology, especially to the care of premature infants. She arrived at Yale in 1919 as the first woman house officer at New Haven Hospital. Edwards A. Park, MD, invited her to join Yale’s newly formed Department of Pediatrics in 1921. Dr. Dunham was placed in charge of the pediatrics outpatient clinic at the Dispensary as well as the nursery for newborn infants. With support from the U.S. Children’s...

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Dana Wasson Dunne, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship

Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs

Years active at Yale: 1989-present

Dr. Dunne is being recognized as a distinguished physician for her clinical care, expertise, and teaching skills. She is among few women pioneers, nationally, in her expertise on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). She worked to enhance physicians’ knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of STIs and provided dozens of CDC training courses in the U.S. and Canada. At Yale she is considered to be the expert in STIs, syphilis, and HIV and is recognized...

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Ellen Lockard Edens, MD, MPH, MA

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Associate Fellowship Director, Addiction Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 2008-present

Dr. Edens is being recognized for her role as an innovative educator and mentor. Since 2011, she has had a leadership role as associate director of the addiction psychiatry residency at Yale, an ACGME-accredited program, where she oversees the didactic curriculum and clinical supervision. She is also a co-director of the VA interprofessional addiction fellowship training program, and she is a sought-after mentor and educator, having inspired many trainees....

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Marie E Egan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

Years active at Yale: 1992-present

Marie Egan is being recognized as an internationally renowned leader in cystic fibrosis research and patient care. She is director of the Yale Cystic Fibrosis Center and vice chair for research for the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Egan obtained her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and did her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she also completed a fellowship in the Eudowood Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences. She is a reviewer...

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Anne Eichmann, PhD

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Years active at Yale: 2010-present

Dr. Eichmann is being recognized for her excellence in basic science. She is a recognized leader in the field of vascular biology, an acute mentor and advisor, and a passionate advocate for women in science and in society.

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Louise Eisenhardt, MD (1891-1967)

Former Faculty

Years active at Yale: 1934-1967

Department: Neuropathology

Louise Eisenhardt, MD, pioneer neuropathologist, archivist, editor, and world expert on brain tumors, is being recognized for her many-faceted contributions to Yale School of Medicine. Born in 1891, she began work in 1915 as an editorial assistant to Harvey Cushing. After editing his book on acoustic tumors, she decided to enter Tufts Medical School where she began her log of intracranial tumor types. She graduated with the highest...

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Udeme D Ekong, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Years active at Yale: 2013-present

Dr. Ekong is being recognized for her excellence in clinical care and research. A recognized authority in pediatric hepatology and pediatric liver transplantation, Dr Ekong is a triple-boarded pediatric gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist with clinical interests in autoimmune liver diseases, neonatal cholestasis, and pediatric liver transplantation. She is the medical director of pediatric hepatology and pediatric liver transplantation. She trained...

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Martha May Eliot, MD (1891-1978)

Former YSM faculty

Years active at Yale: 1921-1950 

Dr. Eliot is being recognized for her major role in preventive health in pediatrics and in the administration of federal child health programs, work that she began while at Yale. She came to Yale in 1921 from Johns Hopkins when her mentor, Edwards A. Park, MD, formerly at Johns Hopkins, established Yale’s first Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Eliot served as chief resident and later worked with Dr. Park to design and carry out a community demonstration in New Haven...

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Beth L. Emerson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, Children's Emergency Department

Deputy Quality and Safety Officer, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Years active at Yale: 2009-present

Dr. Emerson is being recognized for her work as deputy quality and safety officer for Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and medical director of the children’s emergency department. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester, and completed pediatric residency, chief residency, and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Her primary academic interest is in quality improvement, particularly around...

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Janine Evans, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Fellowship Program Director, Rheumatology

Co-firm Chief Fitkin Medical Service

Years active at Yale: 1988- present

Dr. Evans is being recognized for her excellence in clinical medicine, her leadership roles in the rheumatology section,and her warm and patient guidance of students. Dr. Evans came to Yale in 1988 as an instructor and rheumatology section chief in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, a post she held for nine years. She served as associate director for clinical affairs for the Yale Medical Group (precursor to Yale Medicine), medical director of...

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Leigh V Evans, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Executive Director, Yale Center for Medical Simulation

Director, Resident Research

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Dr. Evans is being recognized for her teaching, her extraordinary dedication to her students, and her visionary leadership in the field of emergency medicine education. She is a pioneer in simulation education, known not only for designing and founding the Yale Center for Medical Simulation, but also for expanding simulation education at YSM to become one of the premier programs in the country. Her trial focusing on ultrasound guided central line placement,...

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Louise Farnam, MD (1890 - 1949)

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1920

Dr. Farnam is being recognized as one of the first three women admitted in 1916 to Yale School of Medicine. It was considered, at the time, “unladylike” for women to attend medical school, but Dr. Farnam had already established her scientific bona fides—she held a PhD in physiological chemistry from Yale. At the school of Medicine, she graduated with honors, won the Campbell Gold Prize for the highest rank in examinations, and was honored by being selected...

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Marilyn Farquhar, PhD

Former faculty

Department: Cell Biology and Pathology

Years active at Yale: 1973-1990

Dr. Farquhar is being recognized as a pioneer in the study of cell structure and function. She was a Sterling Professor of Cell Biology at Yale and known for her electron microscope studies. She studies the interplay between cell signaling and protein trafficking. She has been recognized for her seminal work in the regulation of protein trafficking and signaling in endocrine and exocrine cells and for defining the molecular...

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Ada M Fenick, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Editor, Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum (www.pcpc.yale.edu)

Associate Director for Pediatrics, Medical School Clerkship in Biopsychosocial Approach to Health

Medical Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Project

Years active at Yale: 2004-present

Dr. Fenick is being recognized for her outstanding teaching of trainees and her tireless advocacy for underserved children and their families. Dr. Fenick came to Yale in 2004 and has served as a leader and attending in the Pediatric Primary Care Center since that time. She has been recognized as an outstanding teacher as measured by her receipt of several awards, including the prestigious Howard Pearson, MD Outstanding Teacher Award from the Yale Department of...

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Lynn E Fiellin, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and in the Child Study Center

Director, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games

Director, play2PREVENT Lab at Yale

Director, Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI), Yale College

Chief, Fitkin Firm Chief, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Director, ForAGirl Program, Yale School of Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1991-present

Dr. Fiellin is being recognized for excellence and leadership in clinical research and as a leader and innovator at YSM as founder/director of both the play2PREVENT (p2P) Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games and the ForAGirl summer program. She has also distinguished herself with leadership roles as Fitkin Firm Chief at Yale New Haven Hospital and as the inaugural director of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiation (AODHRI) at Yale...

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Emily Fine, MD

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1978; 1982-present

Dr. Fine is being recognized for her clinical excellence, her advocacy for the uninsured and underinsured, and her staunch support of female patients and doctors. She was the first Yale medical student to bear a child during her ob/gyn residency. She then opened the first gynecology practice in greater New Haven that was headed solely by women — she still has a thriving practice — and later worked as the gynecologic consultant for the first...

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Rosemarie L Fisher, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Pediatrics

Director of Resident/Fellow Well-being, Office of the Provost

Years active at Yale: 1975-present

Dr. Fisher is being recognized for her many leadership roles, mostly centered around her expertise in graduate medical education. In 1987, Dr. Fisher, a professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and pediatrics, became the medical school’s first program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. In 1998, she became the director of graduate medical education at YSM and Yale New Haven Hospital, overseeing 100 training programs covering 1,100 trainees. 

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Susan H Forster, MD

Clinical Professor and Director of Medical Studies, Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale Health

Years active at Yale: 1977-present

Dr. Forster is being recognized for her teaching and mentoring of students and faculty and for being a role model for excellence in clinical care. Dr. Forster moved to New Haven in 1977 for her residency. She is now a clinical professor and director of Medical Studies for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. She built the Yale Ophthalmology curriculum and has warmly mentored hundreds of Yale medical students. She is internationally recognized for...

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Francine M Foss, MD

Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Dermatology

Years active at Yale: 2005-present

Dr. Francine Foss is being recognized as a pioneer in the development of novel therapies for T cell lymphomas and is internationally recognized as a leader in the field. Before coming to Yale she was instrumental in the development of a number of novel treatment approaches for T cell lymphoma. Since coming to Yale, she founded the first international T cell lymphoma symposium, which has become the preeminent meeting in the field, she also co-founded the United...

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Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Section Chief of Rheumatology, CT Veterans Administration Medical Center

Years active at Yale: 1998-present

Dr. Fraenkel is being recognized for her excellence in research, clinical care, and teaching. She joined the Section of Rheumatology in 1998 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in rheumatology at Boston University. We were quite fortunate to recruit her to expand our research program at Yale to include clinical epidemiology and health services research, ripe areas of investigation in rheumatology with its plethora of chronic diseases. 

Dr. Fraenkel was...

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Uta Francke, MD

Former faculty

Department: Department of Genetics and Department of Pediatrics

Years active at Yale: 1978-1985

Dr. Francke is being recognized as an internationally acclaimed genetics researcher and clinician, whose studies have advanced the understanding of many inherited disorders at the molecular level. In 1994, her laboratory discovered the gene for the inherited immunodeficiency Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. In 1999, she co-discovered the gene for Rett syndrome, an autism-like disorder that is one of the most...

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Julia Frank

Alumna and former faculty

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1977; 1973-1986

Dr. Frank is being recognized for her commitment to women in medicine and medical education. Hers was the first class at YSM to be comprised of more than 10 percent women. After graduating from YSM, she was on the house staff from 1978 to 1982, and on the faculty from 1982 to 1986. Inspired by the medical historians she met through the Nathan Smith Club, her thesis was an oral history/biography of Leona Baumgartner, PhD '32, MD '34, a famous...

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Alyssa Rubin French, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1993-present

Dr. French is being recognized for her unparalleled clinical care and her expertise on preventing interpersonal violence. She is legendary in the emergency department, influencing generations of medical students, residents, and colleagues, and revered for her ability to understand the psychosocial dimensions of patients’ presentations. Dr. French is a nocturnist who goes above and beyond her role to research patient history and to solve seemingly unsolvable...

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Terri R Fried, MD

Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Years active at Yale: 1995-present

Dr. Fried is being recognized for her clinical excellence. As co-leader of the Yale Program on Aging/Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, she has provided critical insights into the multifactorial nature of older persons’ treatment preferences. Whereas the traditional clinical approach to the elicitation of preferences for life-sustaining treatment has focused on the treatments themselves, Dr. Fried’s research has demonstrated that preferences...

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Helen Robertson (Howe) Gage, MD, MPH, DrPH

Alumna

Years active at Yale: 1918-1923; YSPH Class of 1919

Dr. Gage is being recognized as a pioneering woman physician and public health practitioner. She became the first woman to graduate with a Master’s in Public Health degree (then known as the Certificate in Public Health) in 1919. She was also the first woman to earn the DrPH degree in 1923. A graduate of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania and Wellesley, Dr. Gage was the wife of Brownell Gage (Yale 1898), one of the founders of...

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Dorothy Gallagher, PhD

Former faculty

Department: Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 1980-1987

Dr. Gallagher is being recognized for her development of new small molecule treatments for neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders, including a possible treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and restless leg syndrome. In 1987, Dr. Gallagher and a fellow researcher, John Tolman, left Yale and created Neurogen, a biotechnology company that developed those treatments.

Neurogen Corporation’s clinical development programs included aplindore, for...

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Alison P Galvani, PhD

Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)

Years active at Yale: 2004-present

Dr. Galvani is being recognized for her excellence in research at the interface of disease modeling and climate change. She analyzes the cost-effectiveness of programs designed to tackle climate change with respect to their impact on health outcomes both locally and globally. Dr. Galvani developed a model that uses demographic and fertility patterns to quantify the effect of a Zika vaccine. She directs the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis...

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Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Chief, Digestive Diseases, VA-CT Healthcare System

Director, Clinical and Translational Core, Yale Liver Center

Program Director, VA-CT Hepatitis C Resource Center

Years active at Yale: 1989- present

Dr. Garcia-Tsao is being recognized as a leading researcher in liver disease and for blazing a trail for women entering the field of hepatology. As the only female resident in her class in Mexico, dismissed sexist and harassing comments as “idiotic,” and turned those obstacles into stepping-stones.

Dr. Garcia-Tsao’s specialty is patient-oriented research into cirrhosis and its complications; she has more than 200 journal publications to her credit. She has put...

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Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Program Director

Years active at Yale: 2006-present

Dr. Garino, program director for the School of Medicine’s Physician Associate Program, is recognized for her leadership and her excellence in medical skills education. Garino displayed the all-around skills necessary in a physician assistant early in her career, having worked in administrative positions in publishing and information technology at St. John’s University until she could no longer ignore the siren call of healthcare. Garino earned her physician...

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Inginia Genao, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

Medical Director, Adult Primary Care Center

Years active at Yale: 2005- present

Dr. Genao is being recognized for excellence in clinical medicine and for her efforts to bring diversity and inclusion to YSM and Yale New Haven Hospital. 

Dr. Genao trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester, then became assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Emory University where she was director of the Department of Multicultural Affairs and the founder and director of the International Medical  Center, Division of Medical...

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Katja Goldflam, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Associate Residency Director

Years active at Yale: 2010-present

Dr. Goldflam is being recognized as a driver of innovation in the Department of Emergency Medicine’s educational program, transforming its educational conferences to a better adult-education focused learning environment for residents. She has also been a major contributor to the development of the department’s new year-long EM Resident Wellness curriculum. She is recognized as a superb teacher in the regional and national arena, teaching at national
educational...

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Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD (1937 - 2003)

Former faculty

Department: Department of Neurobiology, Department ofPsychiatry, Department of Neurology,and Department of Psychology

Years active at Yale: 1979-2003

Dr. Goldman-Rakic is being recognized for excellence in research and teaching and was an internationally recognized expert in cortical neuroscience.She earned her bachelor's degree in neurobiology from Vassar in 1959, and her doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles ,in developmental psychology in 1963. She completed postdoctoral...

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Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso, PharmD, MPH

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Faculty Director, Workforce Development and Research, Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC)

Associate Director, Teamwork Curriculum, Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience

Years active at Yale: MPH Class of 2004; 2005-present


Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso is being recognized for excellence in medical education, mentoring and for her leadership as director of the research curriculum in the Physician Associate Program (PA). As a PharmD, MPH, she brings a unique interprofessional education and practice perspective to the YSM Physician Associate Program’s teaching and research mission. She has used this perspective to contribute significantly to the development,...

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Valentina Greco, PhD

Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics

Years active at Yale: 2009-present

Dr. Greco is being recognized for her accomplishments in research, for mentoring young people, and for advancing women’s rights. Her work has transformed our understanding of tissue regeneration by identifying critical cellular and molecular mechanisms that sustain stem cells through novel imaging methods for tracking and manipulating stem cells in an intact, uninjured mouse. Real time in vivo imaging of skin epithelium has demonstrated that location dictates...

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Sylvia P. Griffiths, MD

Former Faculty

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1948

Dr. Griffiths is being recognized as a pioneer in pediatric cardiology,as well as a consummate clinician,and esteemed teacher and mentor. When Dr. Griffiths graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 1948, there were only seven women among 57 students. In 1955, after her fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Yale, she joined the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and was one of two physicians who began the pediatric cardiology service. In...

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Nora Groce, PhD

Former faculty

Department: School of Public Health

Years active at Yale: 1990-2008

Dr. Groce is being recognized as an anthropologist and global health expert who is widely known for her work on vulnerable populations in low-and middle-income countries. She’s particularly known for her work on people with disabilities in the developing world. Her doctoral dissertation, Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard, (published by Harvard University Press in 1985) is considered a...

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Joyce Gryboski, MD ’57 (1932-2017)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1957-2003

Dr. Gryboski is being recognized as a clinician, educator, and scholar. After receiving her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Yale, where she practiced medicine and was promoted to professor in 1979. As a researcher, she helped lay the foundations upon which the field of pediatric gastroenterology was developed. Her reputation as the leading authority in pediatric gastroenterology led her to...

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Janet P Hafler, EdD

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Associate Dean for Educational Scholarship

Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Years active at Yale: 2009 -present

Dr. Hafler is being recognized for her leadership and expertise in medical education and medical education research. Her responsibilities as director of the School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) include overseeing three areas in medical education: assessment of students, the curriculum, and educators; educator development programs;and educational technology.

Dr. Hafler focuses on assisting faculty, students, and residents to explore innovative...

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Ruth Halaban, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Dermatology

Years active at Yale: 1973-present

Dr. Halaban is being recognized as a senior research scientist for her contributions to cancer research. She won the Swebilius Cancer Research Awards in 1976 and in 2005, and the Ruth Estrin Memorial Awards for Cancer Research in 1985 and 2004. She won an award for meritorious contribution in the field of melanocyte biology from the American Skin Association and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement in Melanoma Research Award, by the Society of Melanoma...

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Pauline Hald

Former researcher

Years active at Yale: 1926-1944 

Pauline Hald is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of Laboratory Medicine and as a pioneer woman researcher. Her greatest contribution to medicine is that she is the first person to describe a reliable technique using the flame photometer to allow one to measure the serum sodium and potassium concentrations, a technique that changed the face of clinical care around the world. After graduating from Wellesley College in 1924, she was...

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Beatrix McCleary Hamburg, MD ’48 (1925-2018)

YSM Alumna

Years active at Yale: 1948-1950

Dr. Hamburg is being recognized as an internationally renowned researcher, advocate, and policy maker in the field of adolescent psychiatry, mental health, and violence prevention. She entered Vassar College in 1940 as the first self-identified student of African descent to enroll since the college’s founding in 1861. She received her medical degree in 1948, becoming the first African American graduate of YSM. 

During her first academic appointment at Stanford...

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Joni Hansson, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1996-present

Dr. Hansson is being recognized for her expertise in clinical medicine and teaching. She has received national recognition by being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society while a medical student and she was the recipient of the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award. She was twice the recipient of the prestigious Samuel Kushlan Award for clinical...

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Raquel Ferrer Harrison, MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Residency Program Director

Years active at Yale: 2014-present

Dr. Harrison is being recognized for her innovative education research focused on creating a real-time mobile application to encourage both written and verbal feedback between attending physicians and residents. A collaborative effort between the education section of the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center, and the Yale University Center for Teaching and Learning, the aim is to
disseminate the application...

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Florence Haseltine, PhD, MD

Former faculty

Department: Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences,and Pediatrics

Years active at Yale: 1976-1985

Dr. Haseltine is being recognized for her role at the forefront of health technology since the early 1980s. She is an innovator and inventor who holds numerous patents.She has tirelessly promoted the advancement of women and was the founding editor of the Journal for Women’s Health. Before moving to the National Institutes of Health, she was an associate professor of Obstetrics and...

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Sally G Haskell, MD

Professor

Years active at Yale: 1992-present

Dr. Haskell is being recognized for her excellence in women’s health advocacy and leadership, clinical science, and mentorship. Dr. Haskell is the deputy chief consultant for clinical operations and the director of Comprehensive Women’s Health for the Veterans Health Administration. In this role she leads policy and operations for women veterans’ healthcare nationally. Dr. Haskell’s background is in general internal medicine. She trained at Emory University and...

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Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

NIDA K12 Drug Use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholar (DAHRS)

Years active at Yale: 2014-present

Dr. Hawk is being recognized for her deep commitment to clinical science research that focuses on improving clinical practice with regard to prevention of opioid overdoses and Emergency Department-initiated treatments for opioid use disorders and facilitated referrals. As morbidity and mortality associated with the opioid epidemic continues to increase, Dr. Hawk is at the forefront of developing and testing interventions to improve the health of this
vulnerable...

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Alicia A Heapy, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Years active at Yale: 2004-present

Dr. Heapy is being recognized for her excellence in clinical science. She is currently associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at YSM, as well as the associate director of the Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She is known for her innovative work in using interactive voice response (IVR) technology to make cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for chronic pain more...

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Rosa Hendler, MD

Former faculty

Department: Endocrinology

Years active at Yale: 1968- now retired

Dr. Hendler is being recognized for her role in clinical medicine and research, specifically her knowledge of metabolism and metabolic disorders. Dr. Hendler was born and raised in Argentina,where she trained in the early 1960s as an endocrinologist. She came to Yale in 1968 as a postdoctoral fellow after a previous position as research associate in the Department of Medicine at George Washington University, Washington, DC. She...

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Janet B Henrich, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Years active at Yale: 1982- present

Dr. Henrich is being recognized for excellence in medical education and training, and in women’s health. She has had a longstanding interest in women’s health education and training, and in clinical issues related to menopause. She, along with colleagues at the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government women’s health offices, examined women’s health education and training in U.S. medical schools and...

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Susan A. Higgins, MD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Associate Director, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Residency Training Program

Years active at Yale: 1996-Present

Dr. Higgins is being recognized for excellence in clinical science, clinical care, teaching, and mentoring. She holds joint appointments in therapeutic radiology and obstetrics and gynecology. Her clinical work and research have focused on the treatment of women with breast and gynecologic cancer and she served as the director of the gynecologic clinical service in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology for 15 years. She also held leadership roles as a disease...

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Roberta L. Hines, MD

Nicholas M. Greene Professor of Anesthesiology

Department Chair and Chief, Anesthesiology

Years active at Yale: 1982-present

Dr. Hines is being recognized for her deep scholarship as well as for breaking the glass ceiling in the field of anesthesiology. In 1994, Dr. Hines, the Nicholas M. Greene Professor of Anesthesiology, became the first woman at Yale to be named chair of a clinical department. In this post, which she still holds, she has greatly expanded its size, vision, and prominence. It is now a multidisciplinary department that provides anesthesia care for 60,000 patients a...

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Joy Hirsch, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Years active at Yale: 1977-1992, 2013-present

Dr. Hirsch is being recognized for her excellence in research in the neurosciences. She established the Brain Function Laboratory at Yale in 2013, which has made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural processes for cognitive control, and has developed brain-mapping procedures so that surgeons can protect brain functions during surgeries. With her students and colleagues, Dr. Hirsch has developed an imaging diagnostic for autism, and...

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Susan Hockfield, PhD

Former YSM faculty

Department and Positions: Professor and Provost, Yale University

Years active at Yale: 1985-2004

Dr. Hockfield is being recognized for her achievements in scientific research and university administration. As the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology, she pioneered the use of monoclonal antibody technology while demonstrating that early experiences result in lasting changes in the molecular structure of the brain. Dr. Hockfield focused her research at Yale on the development of the...

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Erin Wysong Hofstatter, MD

Associate Professor Term

Co-Director, Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

Years active at Yale: 2010-present

Dr. Hofstatter is being recognized for her contributions to YSM across clinical science, research, mentoring, and teaching. She is a medical oncologist with clinical and research expertise in breast cancer and clinical breast cancer genetics. As co-director of the Yale Cancer Center Genetics and Prevention Program and director of the Breast Cancer Prevention Clinic, she provides expert care and genetic counseling to patients who may be at increased risk of...

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Nina Ruth Horowitz, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Years active at Yale: 1979-present

Dr. Horowitz is recognized as a dedicated clinician as well as the first woman to enter a private surgical practice in the New Haven area. She graduated from Yale college in 1975 (the third class of women). She came to Yale New Haven Hospital in 1979 as an intern and then resident. In 1984, Dr. Horowitz was appointed a clinical instructor. She rose to assistant professor of surgery in 2010. Her specialty is breast surgical oncology, and though she maintains a...

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Dorothy M. Horstmann, MD (1911-2001)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1942-1982

Dorothy M. Horstmann was a noted epidemiologist whose findings that poliovirus is present in the blood of infected patients laid the groundwork for the development of a vaccine. 

She was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she obtained her undergraduate degree and of the University of California, San Francisco, where she earned her medical degree in 1940. She completed her residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital. She arrived in New Haven...

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Margaret Hostetter, MD

Former YSM faculty

Department: Pediatrics

Years active at Yale: 1998-2010

Dr. Hostetter is recognized for going where few women had gone before: leadership posts in pediatrics departments at leading universities. She joined the Yale faculty as a professor of pediatrics and director of the Yale Child Health Research Center. In 2002 she was named the Jean McLean Wallace Professor and chair of the department of pediatrics. At the time, there were no other women chairs at the Yale School of Medicine—and very few across...

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Edith Hsiung, PhD (1918-2006)

Former faculty

Department: Virology; Epidemiology and Public Health (Laboratory Medicine)

Years active at Yale: 1953-2000 

Dr. Hsiung (1918-2006) was a pioneer in establishing thefield of diagnostic virology.Except for several years in the 1960s, she spent her career at Yale and the affiliated Veterans Medical Center in West Haven. Born in Hupei, China, she movedto the United States and earned her PhDin microbiology at MichiganState University.She came to Yale in 1953, initially as a postdoctoral student...

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Ann Hubbard, PhD

Former faculty

Department: Cell Biology

Years active at Yale: 1973-1980

Dr. Hubbard conducted research for the National Institutes of Health in the biogenesis and trafficking of newly synthesized plasma membrane in polarized epithelial cells, focusing specifically on liver hepatocytes. She also taught histology to first year medical students. Dr. Hubbard came to Yale as a post-doctoral fellow in 1973 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1975. In 1980, Dr. Hubbard went to Johns Hopkins, where she is an...

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Jeannette R Ickovics, PhD

Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health

Visiting Professor, Yale-National University of Singapore (2017-2018)

Founding Director, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement

Years active at Yale: 1991-present

Dr. Ickovics is being recognized for her community-engaged research. She is an expert on maternal and child health and community health with a focus on large-scale prevention interventions. Dr. Ickovics investigates the interplay of the complex psychological, medical, and social factors that influence the health of the person and of the community. She uses this lens to examine the challenges faced by those who have often been marginalized by the health care...

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Avlin Barlow Imaeda, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Term

Fellowship Program Director

Years active at Yale: 2007-present

Dr. Imaeda is being recognized for her clinical excellence and medical education. She has been fellowship program director for Digestive Diseases since 2012. During her tenure, the program thrived. This is in large part due to Dr. Imaeda's laser focus, as well as her excellent organizational and leadership skills. Dr. Imaeda specializes in diseases of the small bowel and obscure GI bleeding. Her practice is at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where in...

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Melinda Liggett Irwin, PhD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Associate Director (Population Sciences), Yale Cancer Center

Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, Yale Cancer Center

Deputy Director (Public Health), Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Years active at Yale: 2001-present

Dr. Irwin is being recognized for her research over the past 15 years to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. She is an expert in the field of lifestyle factors and chronic diseases. Dr. Irwin has received funding from the NIH, American Cancer Society, American Institute for Cancer Research, Komen for the Cure, Livestrong Foundation, and other foundations, and has published her research findings in top medical journals. For the past 10...

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Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Years active at Yale: 2000-present

Dr. Iwasaki is being recognized for her research into how the innate immune system recognizes viruses and how it uses that information to generate protective adaptive immunity. 

She studies immune responses to herpes simplex viruses in the genital tract and influenza infection in the lung. Recently, her lab has also focused on how autophagy mediates innate and adaptive immune responses to these and other viral pathogens. The goal is to use this knowledge to...

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Edith B. Jackson, MD (1895 - 1977)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1923-1959

Dr. Jackson is being recognized as a pioneer in the treatment of infants and young children. She was a faculty member of the Yale Department of Pediatrics from 1923 to 1959, and responsible for many of the advances in the care of infants and children throughout the world. She became well-known for her work in trying to humanize the delivery of services to children and families in hospitals and other human services institutions. She is best known for her success in...

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Alberta S. Jacoby, MPH ( 1912-1992)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: MPH Class of 1967, 1967-1992

Alberta S. Jacoby is being recognized for being at the forefront of the field of health communication. She taught and produced documentaries at the Yale School of Public Health (then the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine).

She was born in Worthington, Minn., was an alternate on the 1928 Olympic diving team, and became a champion golfer. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota and...

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Simona Jakab, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Years active at Yale: 2009- present

Dr. Jakab is being recognized for her excellence as a clinician-educator. In her role as associate firm chief of the liver inpatient service, she is dedicated to improving the management of patients with advanced liver disease, in particular the difficult inpatient to outpatient transitions of care. She also strives to maximize the teaching experience for students and residents rotating through the service, from highly appreciated orientation sessions and...

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Ania Jastreboff, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Years active at Yale: PhD Class of 2011; 2007-present

Dr. Jastreboff is being recognized for her excellence in clinical care and research.

As a neurobehavioral endocrinologist, the goal of Dr. Jastreboff’s research is to better understand how the brain controls eating behaviors. She utilizes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine neural responses in reward-motivation, decision-making, and homeostatic brain regions to various food-related cues (such as food images, oral glucose...

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Michele H Johnson, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neurosurgery

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology

Years active at Yale: 1999-present

Dr. Johnson is recognized for her inside-out knowledge of the human body and for her passion in sharing her expertise. Dr. Johnson, the daughter of chemists, received her BA in chemistry at the University of Delaware in 1975 and her MD from Temple University School of Medicine in 1979. This was at the dawn of such noninvasive scanning methods as magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography, and Dr. Johnson was hooked on using scans to solve medical...

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Elizabeth A Jonas, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology) and Neuroscience

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Dr. Jonas is being recognized for excellence in research, teaching and women’s issues. She received her BA in history at Yale University and her MD from NYU School of Medicine. At Yale she trained in neurology and internal medicine and served as chief resident in neurology. She carried out postdoctoral training with Dr. Leonard Kaczmarek in the Yale Department of Pharmacology, where she developed a technique to record from intracellular ion channels in living...

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Ayana Jordan, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor

Years active at Yale: 2011- present

Dr. Jordan is being recognized for her commitment to serving minority populations and specifically in treating patients with substance use disorders, given the intense stigma associated with these disorders. Dr. Jordan completed residency and specialized addiction training at Yale, and has a particular interest in using her research background to address clinical questions in the black community.Currently, she is an assistant professor at Yale and a physician...

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Karen Jean Jubanyik, MD

Associate Professor Term

Director, Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1994; 2000-present

Dr. Jubanyik is being recognized for excellence in teaching and mentoring, clinical care, and science, as well as for her leadership and advocacy in issues affecting women. 

A 1994 graduate of YSM, she completed residencies at Yale New Haven Hospital in internal medicine and emergency medicine, as well as a fellowship in women’s health. After joining the faculty, she served as the associate program director for the emergency medicine...

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Amy Caroline Justice, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Public Health (Health Policy)

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1988; 2003-present

Dr. Justice is being recognized for her excellence in clinical science and mentoring. She is a clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher whose research has been directed at the interplay of HIV/AIDS, alcohol/substance abuse,and aging,and addresses the challenge of treating an aging population infected with HIV or Hepatitis C infection. In addition to being a leader in research on elderly patients with HIV infection, Dr. Justice...

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Manisha Juthani, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Associate Program Director for Career Development, Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program

Director of Internal Medicine Fellowship Programs

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Dr. Juthani is being recognized for excellence as an investigator in geriatric infectious diseases, for her leadership in the Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine training programs, and for her mentorship of many physicians in training at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Juthani has been at the forefront of investigation at the interface of geriatrics and infectious diseases with foundation and National Institutes of Health funding to support her work. Most...

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Susan Kaech, PhD

Professor Adjunct-Immunobiology

Years active at Yale: 2004-2018

Dr. Kaech is being recognized for excellence in research. She is driven to understand how different types of memory T cells are generated during an immune response and how some T cells persist to provide protective immunity upon reinfection. Gaining knowledge in these areas will have a significant impact on the development of vaccines and immunotherapies to fight infectious disease, cancer, and autoimmunity. 

Her lab has been studying regulatory pathways that...

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Shanta E. Kapadia, MBBS, MS

Lecturer in Surgery (Gross Anatomy)

Department: Surgery

Years active at Yale: 1975-present

Dr. Kapadia is being recognized for excellence in medical student education that she has displayed in the anatomy lab for decades and has now extended into the digital age. She has served at Yale as a lecturer, professor, and research scientist since 1975. Dr. Kapadia is a beloved figure in her classrooms, and she has many honors to show for it. Students have chosen her as teacher of the year three times, and twice honored her with Charles W....

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Jennifer M. Kapo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Chief, Palliative Medicine

Years active at Yale: 2011- present

Dr. Kapo is being recognized for her exemplary leadership as the inaugural chief of the Yale Palliative Care Program and Yale New Haven Hospital Palliative Care Service. The program has achieved tremendous growth in its first six years, both in clinical services provided and patients/families served. The size and expertise of the palliative care faculty and interdisciplinary team have expanded rapidly with a resulting increase in clinical and scholarly...

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Susan S Kashaf, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: 2001-present

Dr. Kashaf is being recognized for excellence in clinical teaching and mentoring. She joined the faculty as a general internist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven after finishing her Yale internal medicine residency in 2001. As a clinician-educator, she has spent nearly 20 years teaching residents and medical students in clinical and classroom settings. As a result of her teaching, Dr. Kashaf developed a passion for the science of feedback...

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Rachel Katz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 2014-present

Dr. Katz is being recognized for her leadership, clinical excellence, and scholarship, and for being a pioneer in the field of interventional psychiatry.

She completed her psychiatry residency at Yale in 2017 and has already launched an outstanding career in the Department of Psychiatry and Yale New Haven Hospital, leading the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation program in the section of Interventional Psychiatry. A natural leader in her residency class, she took...

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Joy S. Kaufman, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Director of Program and Service System Evaluation at The Consultation Center

Director of Evaluation Research, Division of Prevention and Community Research

Deputy Director for Operations, The Consultation Center

Years active at Yale: 1995-present

Dr. Kaufman is being recognized for outstanding leadership and excellence in community-engaged research and evaluation and for teaching and mentoring. Dr. Kaufman has gained local, regional,and national recognition for her work that emphasizes strengthening community-based support and resources for children, youth, and families. More recently, Dr. Kaufman has become a trailblazer in the field of psychology in training mental health consumers on how to conduct...

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Joan Kaufman, PhD

Former YSM faculty

Department: Department of Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 1998-2015

Dr. Kaufman is being recognized for her clinical scientific skills and her support for women’s careers. While at Yale, her supreme intellect and unparalleled level of organization enabled her to take care of patients, run a summer camp for children with behavioral disorders, administer her NIH grants, perform research,participate in a multitude of collaborations, write a book,and raise a family. She also found time to plan...

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Paula B Kavathas, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Associate Chair for Research

Institutional Leader CIRTL Network

Chair, Women's Faculty Forum (2013-2017)

Years active at Yale: 1986-present

Dr. Kavathas is being recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and in promoting women’s issues at Yale. 

Dr. Kavathas has been active in women’s issues as a member and former co-chair of SWIM and chair of the Women’s Faculty Forum (2013-2017). She has played a major role in an exhibition of portraits of Yale’s first women PhDs in Sterling library, a conference titled “Gender Rules,” publication of The View, a demographic analysis of the status of women...

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Barbara Irene Kazmierczak, PhD, MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Director, MD-PhD Program, Yale University

Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Years active at Yale: 2001- present

Dr. Kazmierczak is being recognized for her excellence in research, mentorship, and teaching. She displays encyclopedic knowledge in her field and in other medical/scientific fields. As director of Yale’s MD/PhD Program, she shows a sense of commitment and mentoring at a level achieved by only the finest physician-scientists.Her research program examines bacterial and host determinants that predispose to infection by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This...

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Jennifer Kelsey, MPH, PhD

Former YSM faculty

Department: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Years active at Yale: MPH Class of 1966; 1969-1983

Dr. Kelsey, who received her MPH from Yale in 1966 and her PhD in epidemiology in 1969, is being recognized for her work in the epidemiology of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and of falls in older adults. She is the author of a textbook, Methods in Observational Epidemiology. Her students remember her as a teacher, mentor, counselor, and friend who inspired them in their careers in...

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Margaret Alice Kennard, MDF MD (1899-1975)

Former YSM faculty

Years active at Yale: 1931-1943

Dr. Kennard is being recognized for her significant role in the early years of developmental neuropsychology. With a recent MD from Cornell (1930) and a year of internship, Kennard first came to the Department of Physiology as an honorary research fellow in 1931-1932 and remained until 1943, but only reached the rank of assistant professor. She worked in the laboratory of John F. Fulton, MD, chair of the department, using primates as subjects both from the Fulton...

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Rasha Khoury, MD, MPH

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 2008

Dr. Khoury is being recognized for her commitment to clinical care of women affected by war and infectious disease. After her graduation from the School of Medicine, Dr. Khoury went to the University of California, San Francisco for a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, then to Harvard to obtain her public health degree. In 2014, she joined Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), serving in Iraq, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, and most recently, in...

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Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1994

Dr. Kimballis being recognized for her leadership, clinical expertise, and mentorship. In 2016, she was named chief executive officer of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).Kimball, a professor of dermatology at Harvard, is an international expert on psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. She has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papersand has been recognized for her research on...

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Barbara Kinder, MD

Former faculty

Department: Surgery

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1971; 1977-2004 

Barbara Kinder, M.D., is recognized as a trailblazer in endocrine surgery and a champion for female surgeons at Yale. In her Yale class of 100 students, only eight students were women. During her residency in surgery, Dr. Kinder was one of the first two women to finish a general surgical residency here. Her mentors were men –luckily, men who thought that women were just as capable as men at performing surgery. She joined the...

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Harriet Kluger, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Associate Cancer Center Director for Education and Training

Deputy Section Chief, Medical Oncology

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Dr. Kluger is being recognized for excellence in the translation of basic science research into novel therapeutic clinical trials in the areas of metastatic melanoma and renal cell cancer. A tenacious advocate for the best clinical care for every patient, she inspires the same excellence in every member of the multidisciplinary team with whom she works. As a national leader in the field, her innovative ideas about how to manage patients with melanoma brain...

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Pinar Kodaman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, Advanced Endoscopic Reproductive Surgery Program

Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Elective

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 2001, PhD Class of 2001, 2008- present

Dr. Kodaman is being recognized as an amazing clinician-surgeon, as well as a wonderful teacher and mentor. Those fortunate enough to have trained under her aspire to reach her level of patient-centered excellence.

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Diane S Krause, MD, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Cell Biology and of Pathology

Assoc. Director, Yale Stem Cell Center

Assoc. Director, Transfusion Medicine Service

Medical Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory

Medical Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

Years active at Yale: 1997-present

Dr. Krause is being recognized for her advances in the study of stem cells and how they may be used to fight and treat disease. Using bone marrow-derived stem and progenitor cells she studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate their self-renewal and differentiation. Her hope is to translate her findings to better strategies for bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, as well as for developing novel strategies for treating leukemia and lymphoma. 

In her lab,...

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Chandrika Kumar, MD

Associate Professor Term

Associate Program Director, Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

Years active at Yale: 2009-present

Dr. Kumar is being recognized for her contributions to the field of geriatrics. She is an outstanding clinician, teacher, mentor, and leader and she has inspired many junior trainees. She is deeply admired for her compassion and commitment to her patients and trainees.

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Jill Lacy, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1978; 1978-present

Dr. Lacy is being recognized for her outstanding clinical care and research for cancer patients, her unstinting mentorship, and her steady leadership. Dr. Lacy, a 1978 graduate of YSM, is a professor of medicine in the section of oncology. She began her career as the AIDS crisis exploded, focusing her research on cancers related to the HIV and Epstein-Barr viruses. In recent years she also turned her attention to gastrointestinal and brain...

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Ann M Lacy

Alumna

Years active at Yale: PhD’59; 1954-1959 

Dr. Lacy is being recognized for her contributions to microbiology and genetics research, and teaching, especially advocating for women's education. A pioneering woman in science, she was one of the few women to earn a PhD in her field in the 1950s. She was a professor of biological sciences and genetics at Goucher College from 1959 to 1998, focusing her research on the genetics of tryptophan biosynthesis, and was a member of the American Association for...

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Suzanne Lagarde, MD, HS, MBA '14

Former resident and fellow

Years active at Yale: 1975-1980

Dr. Lagarde is being recognized for her leadership role in the New Haven community and her advocacy for the underserved. She currently serves as CEO of Fair Haven Community Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive health care to over 18,000 residents of southern Connecticut. In her four years at the helm of Fair Haven, she has overseen considerable growth, with the addition of several new clinical sites and new clinical services....

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Marie-Louise Landry, MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory

Director, Medical Studies

Vice Chair, Laboratory Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1981-present

Dr. Landry is being recognized for her advances in the field of virology and as an outstanding educator who has won multiple awards for her teaching. In her time at Yale she helped to establish the national Virology Reference Laboratory at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She also established the Clinical Virology Laboratory within the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, considered one of the premier virology laboratories in the...

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Lucia Languino, PhD

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1994-2002 

Dr. Languino is being recognized for contributions to cancer research. She joined Yale Pathology in 1994 as assistant professor and focused her studies on integrin-mediated mechanisms of cancer progression, obtaining an R29 NCI award, a DOD award, and the first of many NCI R01 awards. She was promoted to associate professor in 2000. In 2002, Dr. Languino moved to the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as a tenured...

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Yan Ho Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Years active at Yale: 2017-present

Dr. Lee is being recognized for her excellence in clinical care and teaching. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and is involved with teaching residents and medical students. She has a strong interest in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries, including cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, eyelid surgery, repair of traumatic defects of the face and scalp, removal of skin cancers and MOHS...

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Marguerite Lerner, MD (1924-1987)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1973-84

Dr. Lerner is being recognized as a mentor and researcher. She collaborated on basic biochemistry research with her husband, Aaron Lerner, MD, PhD, the chair of Dermatology. He credited her with coining the term melatonin to describe one of the hormones affecting skin pigmentation. She taught many students rotating in dermatology, and also precepted residents, all the while raising four sons. She and her husband were devoted supporters of student literary endeavors,...

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Rachel Liu, BAO, MBBCh, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for YSM

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Liu is being recognized for her exceptional dedication to education, clinical care, and scholarship. One of her most important contributions to YSM is her lead in launching a longitudinal program for educating medical students in the use of point-of-care ultrasound. She led the Yale School of Medicine ultrasound student teammates at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) National Ultrasound Competition, SonoSam, that placed in the top 10....

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Virginia LiVolsi, MD

Former faculty

Department: Department of Pathology

Years active at Yale: 1974-1983

Dr. LiVolsi is being recognized for her clinical acumen as a pathologist. She has appeared multiple times in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, America's Top Doctors, and Best Doctors in America. She has also received numerous awards from professional societies for her mentoring, service, and research. At the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she is director of the Office of Strategic...

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Xiaomei Ma, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Years active at Yale: 2003-present

Dr. Ma is being recognized for basic science research, teaching, and mentoring. She is a professor at the Yale School of Public Health and cancer epidemiologist who studies the etiology and health outcomes of different types of cancer, with a focus on pediatric cancer and malignancies of the hematopoietic system (e.g. leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative neoplasms). Dr. Ma’s research has addressed the impact of immunological...

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Sharmila Majumdar, PhD

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: PhD 1987; 1983-1989

Dr. Majumdar is being recognized for her vision and leadership on a broad range of research projects in basic and clinical MRI. Dr. Majumdar began her career at Yale, first as a PhD student, then postdoc, and faculty member. She has published hundreds of papers in highly regarded journals; was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal award by the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; and has also received university-wide awards for her...

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Cynthia Mann, MD

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1976; 1976-present

Dr. Mann is recognized for excellence in pediatric care and practice in the community as well as her decades of education of Yale medical students and residents. A 1976 graduate of the School of Medicine, she stayed on for a residency in pediatrics. On the first day of her residency, an attending physician said women “do not belong in medicine.” Two days later, a resident dropped out—a male, leaving Mann and another female resident to cover...

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Laura Manuelidis, MD

Professor of Surgery (Neuropathology)

Section Chief Neuropathology (Surgery)

faculty Virology and Neurosciences

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1967; 1967-present

Dr. Manuelidis is being recognized for scientific innovation. She discovered major human DNA repeats, and showed they defined functionally specific chromosome domains. Her in-situ 3-D analyses revealed compact individual chromosome territories that changed the spaghetti-like concept of nuclear chromatin.These approaches are used in tumor diagnostics today. She also is known for substantial contributions to the transmission and pathogenesis of...

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Sally L. Marchesi, DPhil, MD (1936-2005)

Former faculty

Departments: Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1963; 1972-1997

Dr. Marchesi is being recognized for seminal work on the blood protein involved with hemophilia. Her ability to isolate and characterize such a large protein enabled many clinical applications. Dr. Marchesi entered YSM in 1957 as one of five women in a class of 80. She interrupted her medical studies to do graduate work at Oxford University, where she studied the metabolism of Vitamin B12 and...

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Bridget Martell, MD

Assoc Clinical Prof of Medicine

Years Active at Yale: 1997-present

Dr. Martell is being recognized for her excellence in teaching, leadership in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, expertise in developing drugs, and as a champion and mentor for women to become executive leaders in the “C-suite.” As a former member of the Yale medical house staff and chief resident in the Department of Medicine, she was the consummate teacher and mentor to younger house staff; even as she became notable in the pharmaceutical...

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Kelsey Martin, MD '92, PhD '92

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1992

Dr. Martin is being recognized for her roles in research, teaching, mentoring,and administration.In July she was named dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Before her appointment as dean, she had served as interim dean, executive vice dean, and associate vice chancellor.

Her lab integrates cell biological, molecular and electrophysiological approaches to understand how experience changes brain connectivity to store memories.

Dr. Martin has...

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Robin Masheb, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Director, Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The VIEW at VA CT)

Years active at Yale: 1998-present

Dr. Masheb is being recognized for her accomplishments in research and education in health psychology and behavioral medicine. She is currently director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight (The View), a program she founded in 2013 that serves as the first and only center dedicated to research and expert consultation for eating and weight in veterans. Dr. Masheb began her career at YSM, where she co-founded and serves as associate director for the...

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Linda C Mayes, MD

Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center

Chair, Yale Child Study Center

Special Advisor, Dean

Years active at Yale: 1982-present

Dr. Mayes is being recognized as a world-renowned scholar and researcher, as well as the director of the Yale Child Study Center. She is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology. She is on the directorial team of the Anna Freud Centre and is a special advisor to the dean. 

She is also a professor of epidemiology and public health; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program;...

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Susan Mayne, PhD

Former faculty

Department: School of Public Health; Yale Cancer Center

Years active at Yale: 1988-2015

Dr. Mayne is being recognized for her studies of the role of nutrition in cancer etiology, and for her leadership in public health.Since January 2015, she has been the director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She is passionate about food safety and the role of nutrition in public health, and is a champion of collaboration among academia,...

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Carolyn M. Mazure, PhD

Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women's Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology

Director, Women's Health Research at Yale

Years active at Yale: 1982-present

Dr. Mazure is being recognized for excellence in clinical science, expertise in women’s health, her leadership roles, and her advocacy for women. As the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women’s Health Research, and professor of psychiatry and psychology, she has been an active clinician, NIH-funded researcher, and director of psychiatry’s adult inpatient program at YNHH. 

Her contributions in women’s health began with her own...

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Shirley M McCarthy, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Radiology

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1979; 1984-present

Dr. McCarthy is being recognized for excellence in clinical care and science, leadership in her department and in women’s advocacy, and for outstanding mentoring. She graduated from YSM in 1979 after completing a PhD in mammalian physiology at Cornell University. Following her graduation from medical school, she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology, and a fellowship in cross sectional imaging at the University of California, San...

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Diane McMahon-Pratt, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Public Health

Years active at Yale: 1985- present

Dr. McMahon-Pratt is being recognized for her expertise in microbial diseases and for her leadership in seeking gender parity in pay and lab space at YSM. In 1995, she was named professor of public health and now holds emerita status. Her laboratory focuses on the parasitic protozoan, usually spread by tropical sand flies,that causes leishmaniasis.

McMahon-Pratt has worked with labs in South America and around the world to find treatments as well as vaccines...

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Jennifer Madison McNiff, MD

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Director, Yale Dermatopathology Laboratory

Years active at Yale: 1992-present

Dr. McNiff is being recognized for being a leader and teacher in the field of dermatopathology. She has been a Yale faculty member since 1992 and director of the Yale Dermapathology Laboratory since 1996. She was a past president of the American Society of Dermapathology, an organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of dermapathology and the treatment of skin diseases. In 2011, Dr. McNiff received a national teaching award, the Walter R. Nickel...

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Marcia C Mecca, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Mecca is being recognized for her excellence as a clinician educator. In addition to providing outstanding general clinical geriatrics care, she tirelessly works to improve prescribing for older persons through her efforts to develop and disseminate a new model for addressing polypharmacy. The multidisciplinary clinic that she has developed both directly improves patient care and serves as a highly effective means for teaching trainees from multiple...

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Laura R Ment, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology)

Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Director, START Program

Years active at Yale: 1979 to present

Dr. Ment is being recognized for her leadership roles at the School of Medicine and for her treatment of preterm patients with severe neurological problems.

When she arrived at Yale to take up appointments in pediatrics and neurology, preterm infants were just starting to survive, but many had serious neurologic problems. Dr. Ment went on to become the associate dean of admissions and financial aid, but she’s always said that treating her patients was “the...

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Kathleen Ries Merikangas, PhD

Former faculty

Departments: Epidemiology and Public Health,Psychiatry and Psychology

Years active at Yale: 1984-2003

Dr. Merikangas is being recognized for a long and illustrious career. She is the author of more than 300 scientific publications with more than a thousand citations each. With her Yale colleague Neil Risch, PhD, she proposed the genome-wide case-control association that has led to the identification of genetic markers for hundreds of complex disorders. She was also the co-principal investigator...

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Brienne Miner, MD, MHS, BS

Instructor

Years active at Yale: 2015-present

Dr. Miner is being recognized for her excellence in clinical care, clinical science, and teaching and mentoring. Her clinical and teaching skills have inspired many trainees throughout her career and her commitment to her clinical research is also inspiring.

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Mary Jane Minkin, MD

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1975; 1979-present

Dr. Minkin is being recognized for excellence in clinical care and in teaching and mentoring. As a resident at Yale New Haven Hospital she received the Betsy Winters teaching prize. While on faculty she was honored with the Francis Gilman Blake award from medical students in 1992. She won the Association for Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics teaching prize for resident training three times. In 2009, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame...

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Ruth R Montgomery, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Director, Yale CyTOF Facility

Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs

Years active at Yale: 1987-present

Dr. Montgomery is being recognized her professional role at YSM and her research accomplishments. Her research addresses how individual variations contribute to disease susceptibility, specifically examining immune responses that result in divergent outcomes to infections. She has published new methods and collaborated in development of new statistical and computational approaches. She launched the CyTOF facility at Yale, led Yale’s first published reports...

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Laura Jo Morrison, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Education and Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Years active at Yale: 2013-present

Dr. Morrison is being recognized for her excellence in clinical teaching and mentorship. She impresses those with whom she works with her compassion, her desire for excellence, and above all her integrity. As the inaugural Director of Palliative Care Education, she has lead the educational programs in palliative medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine, including developing and leading the first Yale Hospice and Palliative Medicine...

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Karla M Neugebauer, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Cell Biology

Years active at Yale: 2013-present

Dr. Neugebauer is being recognized as one of the foremost researchers on the biology of RNA, in particular RNA splicing. Important contributions include the roles of SR proteins in alternative splicing, the assembly of splicing factors in Cajal bodies, and the tight coupling, both spatial and temporal, of splicing with transcription. She is an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Dr. Neugebauer has strongly promoted the...

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Christine M Ngaruiya, MD, MSc, DTMH

Assistant Professor

Years active at Yale: 2013-present

Dr. Ngaruiya is being recognized for her scientific research on global, noncommunicable diseases, and her commitment to raising public awareness about public health issues. She participated in the nationally renowned program, Public Voices, publishing articles in multiple media outlets, including Time and the Huffington Post, on topics pertaining to science and academia. She is a recipient of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty as well as...

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Linda M. Niccolai, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Development Core at Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Director, HPV Working Group at Yale

Co-Director, CT Emerging Infections Program at Yale

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Dr. Niccolai is being recognized for her excellence in research. She was responsible for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that young children receive annual flu vaccinations. In 2003, she led a research surveillance team to track influenza hospitalizations of young children. They discovered that nearly three-quarters of those admitted to the hospital were otherwise healthy and were not in a group recommended to receive the...

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Laura E Niklason, PhD, MD

Nicholas Greene Professor of Anesthesiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Division Chief

Vice Chair, Research

Years active at Yale: 2006-present

Dr. Niklason is being recognized for her outstanding research. Her research focuses primarily on regenerative strategies for cardiovascular and lung tissues. Dr. Niklason’s engineered blood vessels are currently in clinical trials, and are the first life-sustaining engineered tissue to be studied in any Phase III trial. Her lab was also one of the first to describe the engineering of whole lung tissue that could exchange gas in vivo, and this work was cited in...

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Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center

Director, Center for Research Engagement

Core Faculty, National Clinician Scholars Program

Deputy Director of Health Equity Research and Workforce Development, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Years active at Yale: 2006 -present

Dr. Nunez-Smith is being recognized for excellence and leadership in clinical research as well as leadership at YSM as an academic advisor. In addition to her teaching roles, she is deputy director of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, and core faculty for the National Clinician Scholars Program at the Yale School of Medicine. An associate professor in general internal medicine and in chronic disease epidemiology and social behavioral sciences at the...

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Anne Oberkirch, MD

Former faculty

Department: Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 1969-2009

Dr. Oberkirch is being recognized for treating adolescents and adults, patients struggling with addiction, and those with a history of committing violent crimes. She co-directed the Office for Women in Medicine, the affirmative action wing of the office of the dean of YSM. That office was instrumental in helping ensure that women’s salaries were commensurate with men’s. 

Dr. Oberkirch also worked at the Connecticut Mental Health Center and...

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Mary Irene O'Connor, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care

Years active at Yale: 2015-present

Dr. O’Connor is being recognized for her efforts to promote diversity in orthopedic surgery and address health care disparities in musculoskeletal care. Before joining Yale as the inaugural director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care in 2015, Dr. O'Connor had numerous leadership roles at Mayo Clinic and as president of the International Society of Limb Salvage, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons,...

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Stephanie Samples O'Malley, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry

Deputy Chair, Clinical Research

Years active at Yale: 1984-present

Dr. O’Malley is being recognized for her contributions to the understanding of substance abuse. A professor of psychiatry and director of the Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry, her research interests include alcoholism, psychiatry, smoking, substance-related disorders, and risk reduction behavior. The goal of her laboratory is to develop efficacious treatments for alcohol use disorders and nicotine dependence and to provide the scientific case...

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Jennifer Ouellet, MD

Instructor

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Ouellet is being recognized for her commitment to education and clinical care. She joined the Geriatric fellowship program in 2015. She was a fantastic fellow who later on went to complete a clinician educator year. She thrives in educating the next generation of medical and surgical residents in geriatric concepts of patient-centered interprofessional care. Her caring, eagerness, and enthusiasm in providing excellent care is visible through an increase in...

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Rose Papac, MD (deceased)

Former faculty

Department: Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1963-2006

Dr. Papac, a professor emeritus of medical oncology, is being recognized for her contribution as a pioneer in cancer research as well as being a teacher and mentor to generations of accomplished physicians. She was one of the first women to be awarded tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Papac played a pivotal role in developing contemporary concepts of cancer chemotherapy.

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Shefali Ram Pathy, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Years active at Yale: MPH ’97; 2008-present

Dr. Pathy is being recognized for being a tireless advocate for medical students and for the women of New Haven. She has spent her entire career working in an urban health setting as well as in an active role teaching medical students and Ob/Gyn residents. She currently serves as the Ob/Gyn clerkship director at Yale School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Women's Center.

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Melissa F Perkal, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Trauma)

Director of Surgical Preceptor Program

Years active at Yale: 1984-present

Dr. Perkal is recognized for her surgical, teaching, and service skills, and for improving treatment for veterans. Dr. Perkal is an associate professor of surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Since 2003, she has served as director of the surgical intensive care unit and assistant chief of surgery at the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital. She has studied not only how best to treat her patients, but also how to communicate better with them. She is a...

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Ismene Leonida Petrakis, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Years active at Yale: 1992-present

Dr. Petrakis is being recognized for her contributions to our understanding of addiction, primarily alcohol use disorders with and without comorbidity of such psychiatric illnesses as posttraumatic stress disorders. Her research focus is on finding treatments for patients with a dual diagnosis and understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying alcohol dependence comorbidity. 

Dr. Petrakis, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Mental Health...

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Melinda Mary Pettigrew, PhD

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Years active at Yale: 2002-present

Dr. Pettigrew is being recognized for her clinical leadership in fighting microbial resistance, her key role in steering the academic course of the School of Public Health, and for working to make Yale a haven for female scholars. Pettigrew is a professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases). She was named senior associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Public Health in 2017 after serving as associate dean since 2011. In these positions, Pettigrew...

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Marina Picciotto, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology

Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry

Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Years active at Yale: 1996-present

Dr. Picciotto is being recognized for her accomplishments in research and leadership. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, past Treasurer of the Society for Neuroscience, and President Elect of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. She serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Neuroscience

The Picciotto laboratory identified the primary receptor required for...

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Margaret Ann Pisani, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Co-Director Sleep in the ICU Task Force

Years active at Yale: MPH' 01; 2001-present

Dr. Pisani is being recognized as a mentor, program director, master clinician, and clinical researcher. She is a leader nationally, through her work within the American College of Chest Physicians, and locally, as the program director of Yale's Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine program. In this context, she has mentored countless postgraduate learners. She is widely considered a "jack-of-all-trades," as she has mentored research projects in a...

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Mary Lake Polan, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1975; 1970-1990

Dr. Polan is being recognized for her talent in combining rigorous scientific research with a humanistic clinical approach in a career that has spanned women's health, clinical medicine, medical education and governmental organizations. Dr. Polan earned a PhD in molecular biophysics and biochemistry in 1970, followed by a medical degree from YSM in 1975, then residency and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. In 2001, she earned a...

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Carol Portlock, MD

Former faculty

Dr. Portlock is being recognized as a pioneer in understanding the natural history of low grade lymphoma. As well, she was a wonderful mentor to women in oncology.

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Tina Young Poussaint, MD, FACR

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1983

Dr. Poussaint is being recognized as an outstanding academician, clinical researcher, and clinician. She is professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and director of neuro-oncologic imaging in the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Radiology. She serves as director of the Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship. She is also chair of the Boston Children’s Hospital Institutional Review Board.

Dr. Poussaint is principal investigator and director of...

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Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS

Professor of Pathology

Director, Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Director, Endocrine, Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

Years active at Yale: 2009-present

Dr. Prasad is being recognized for her excellent contributions to patient care, clinical science, and teaching. Dr. Prasad completed her medical education in Varanasi, India. She trained and practiced as a pathologist in her native country for 12 years before immigrating to the U.S., where she retrained for board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Cornell University. She became an oncologic surgical...

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Deborah Denise Proctor, MD

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Site Director, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Columbia and Yale/Stanford, Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Program

Board of Directors and Treasurer, Honduras Children's Project

Years active at Yale: 1998-present

Dr. Proctor is being recognized for her leadership role in both clinical and teaching expertise. In her clinical role, she started and continues to lead the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Yale. In her teaching and mentoring roles, she reinstated the national GI fellowship matching program and other fellowship programs followed suit. Her leadership within gastroenterology is nationally recognized by her election to the board of the American...

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Sally Provence, MD (1917-1993)

Former faculty

Dr. Provence is being recognized as a pioneer in developmental pediatrics. She was a major member of Ernst Kris' research team in the 1950s that was involved in the groundbreaking psychoanalytic study of firstborn children. Along with Rose Coleman Lipton, she wrote Infants in Institutions: A Comparison of Their Development with Family-Reared Infants During the First Year of Life in the early 1960s, which presented research on standard adoption nurseries that soon led to their being revamped or...

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Elena Ratner, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Co-Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

Years active at Yale: 2004-present

Dr. Ratner is being recognized for her contributions to YSM across clinical science, teaching and mentoring, women's health advocacy, leadership, and most of all clinical care and expertise. Her patients admire her for many things: her clinical/surgical acumen, her humanity for and commitment to her patients, and the breadth of her dedication to the field of gynecologic oncology and cancer survivors. She is the co-chief of the Section of Gynecologic Oncology,...

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Carrie A Redlich, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1982; MPH Class of 1988; 1983-present

Dr. Redlich is being recognized her for accomplishments in clinical science and for her efforts on behalf of women at YSM. Dr. Redlich is trained in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and occupational and environmental medicine. She served on ELAM –Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine from 2014 –2015, the Ad Hoc Task Force on Gender Equity at the Yale School of Medicine from 2014 –2015 and SWIM from 2015 to...

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Eleanor Anderson Reid, MD, DTM&H

Instructor

Years active at Yale: 2015-present

Dr. Reid is being recognized for her innovative global palliative care research and implementation. She has contributed nationally and internationally to our understanding of the important role of palliative care in emergency departments, as well as its cost effectiveness, through presentations at conferences such as the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology World Conference and the New England Regional Meeting of the Society for Academic...

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Anna B. Reisman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Director, Program for Humanities in Medicine

Director, Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers' Workshop

Years active at Yale: 1999-present

Dr. Reisman is being recognized for her superb leadership and teaching in the humanities and medicine, and especially in writing and medicine. She received her BA in English from Yale and her MD from NYU School of Medicine. She was instrumental in the development of the Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers’ Workshop and has co-directed the highly popular workshop, along with Lisa Sanders, MD, for many years. They have taught the craft of writing to more...

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Caroline A. Riely, MD (deceased)

Former Faculty

Years active at Yale: 1975-1988

Dr. Riely is being recognized for her professional accomplishments in all facets of academia. She moved quickly from a laboratory-based career to a vocation in consummate empathetic patient care and clinical scholarship. Her strong advocacy of women and family health and welfare was reflected in her studies of liver disease in pregnancy and pediatrics, and in promotion of the gender-specific impacts of decompensated liver disease, and of sexuality and its...

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Rita A Rienzo, PA-C, MSc

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1998-present

Rita Rienzo is being recognized for her excellence in medical education and mentoring, and for her leadership role in the Physician Associate Program. After graduating with an MMSc. from Emory University in 1994, Rienzo worked as a physician assistant on the surgical service at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) for five years, a role that gave her a chance to both role model excellent surgical care as well as mentor and teach other PA and medical students in...

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Marie E Robert, MD

Professor of Pathology

Years active at Yale: 1994-present

Marie Robert is being recognized for her expertise in pathology and within the Yale community for her leadership and advocacy for women. A specialist in the causes of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic diseases, she has many decades of experience in teaching and partnering with colleagues to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Dr. Robert is currently an active research leader and collaborator in the departments of pathology, medicine...

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Sara Rockwell, PhD, FASTRO

Professor Emeritus of Therapeutic Radiology

Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs

Years active at Yale: 1974-present

Dr. Rockwell is being recognized for being at the forefront of radiation biology research and teaching. She taught radiation biology, pharmacology, cancer biology, ethics, and career development skills in several Yale courses and lecture series. Her laboratory research focused on studying the unphysiological microenvironments of cells within solid tumors, with the goal of improving the treatment of cancer. She was among the first researchers to study the...

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Naomi Rogers, PhD

Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

Years active at Yale: 1994-present

Dr. Rogers is a professor in the Section of the History of Medicine and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine (Yale School of Arts and Sciences), where she teaches undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students. She has given lectures to medical students on the history of intersex, paying for medical care, medical student activism, and doctors, disease and nutrition.Her historical interests include the history of disease; gender and...

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Michal Gillian Rose, MD

Professor

Director, VA Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Committee, Yale Cancer Center

Years active at Yale: 1997-present

Dr. Rose is being recognized for her tireless efforts as chief of oncology at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven. She has helped to foster the career of junior faculty. She is a well-respected leader.

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Julie Rothstein Rosenbaum, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1996; 2003-present

Dr. Rosenbaum is being recognized for her leadership in teaching and education, as well as her tireless advocacy for outstanding primary care. As a core member of the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency program for 15 years, she has challenged her trainees to provide evidence-based care with a human connection. She serves as editor-in-chief of the Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, a nationally disseminated ambulatory teaching...

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Barbara Rosenberg, MD

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1953 

Dr. Rosenberg is being recognized as a superb teacher, mentor, and clinician. Gustave L. Davis, MD, clinical professor of pathology, remembers her from when she was an assistant professor and he was a medical student summer fellow in pathology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Part of his duties included presenting clinical cases at the weekly Surgical Pathology conference chaired by Dr. Rosenberg and her surgeon husband, Irwin Rosenberg, MD ‘53. Upon...

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Lynda Ellen Rosenfeld, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics

Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

Firm Chief, Goodyer Teaching Service

Medical Director, HVC Anticoagulation Clinic

Years active at Yale: 1979-present

Dr. Rosenfeld is being recognized for her accomplishments in clinical practice, teaching,and mentoring. She was the first female fellow and the first fellow to do additional training in cardiac electrophysiology. She has always emphasized patient care and teaching and she is the director of the Yale Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program; she serves on the Heart Rhythm Society Education Committee, the Department of Medicine Internship selection...

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Marjorie Sue Rosenthal, MD, MPH

Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Gen Pediatrics)

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1995; 2005-present

Dr. Rosenthal is being recognized for her tireless commitment to community engagement and community-based participatory research at Yale and in New Haven. As a co-director of Yale's National Clinician Scholars Program, Dr. Rosenthal has served as an exceptional mentor to countless postgraduate learners in research who have worked toward advancing health equity in the region. Her humanism, empathy, and infectious enthusiasm are widely...

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Ronnie A Rosenthal, MD

Professor of Surgery

Surgeon-In-Chief, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Years active at Yale: 1994-present

Dr. Rosenthal is being recognized for her leadership provided over 20 years as chief of surgery at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She also oversees surgical care for all the VAs in the New England Region (VISN 1) in her role as the chief surgical consultant for VISN 1, in which she has served for nearly a decade. She is an active general surgeon with a special interest in the surgical care of the older patient, and has authored many articles and chapters...

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Nancy Hartman Ruddle, PhD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Years active at Yale: 1968-present

Dr. Ruddle is being recognized for studies of the immune system and autoimmune disease. She is known for her discovery and analysis of lymphotoxin, a protein produced by T cells and a key element in the protective immune system that destroys tumor cells. She and her laboratory colleagues have studied the lymphotoxin/tumor necrosis factor family, and their roles in lymphoid organ development and pathogenesis of viral and autoimmune disease. Her lab studies acute...

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Basmah Safdar, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Co-Chair, Chest Pain Center

Years active at Yale: 2004-present

Dr. Safdar is being recognized for her outstanding work as a clinical scholar in sex and gender-specific research with a focus on cardiovascular health in emergency care. Her area of interest is to improve diagnostics and treatment of coronary microvascular disease in relation to persistent chest pain in a multi-system model. A national leader supporting women in medicine, Dr. Safdar is past president of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency
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Lisa Sanders, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1997; 1997-present

Dr. Sanders is being recognized for an unusual career path – from mass media to medicine, then straddling both - that has enlightened peers, patients, and the public alike. Dr. Sanders is best known as the author of the widely read “Diagnosis” column in The New York Times, which chronicles how doctors unravel medical mysteries. The column was the spark that ignited the hit Fox TV series “House,” for which she served as technical consultant....

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Karen Santucci, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Section Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1999-present

 Dr. Santucci is being recognized for her outstanding work in pediatric emergency medicine, especially for her role in the creation of AMISTAD, a program that brings in adolescent and teenage students from local area schools to act as patients so that Yale’s medical students can develop their training and learn to work with an often-challenging age group. In 2015, she was honored with the Leah Lowenstein Award.

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Elizabeth Scherer, MD, MPH

Alumna

Years active at Yale:

Dr. Scherer is an attending trauma surgeon. She is being recognized for her work in policy at Yale. This has profoundly shaped her perspective on patient care, teaching, and research efforts. Dr. Scherer was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts, where she earned a BA in Chemistry in 2004. She moved to New Haven, Connecticut following college where she attended the Yale School of Public Health. She completed...

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Ilsa Roslow Schwartz, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Years active at Yale: 1987-2008

Dr. Schwartz is being recognized for her accomplishments in research and for her mentorship and support of women’s rights at YSM. She was an active member of SWIM and chair from 1997 to 2002; she was active in the CT chapter of the Association for Women in Science. Dr. Schwartz served on the Communicative Disorders Review Committee of the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, and president of the Association for Research in...

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Helen May Scoville, MD (1893-1977)

Alumna

Years active at Yale: 1916-1929 

Dr. Scoville is being recognized as one of the first two women to graduate from Yale School of Medicine (1920), and as an early member of the Department of Pathology. Like Louise Farnam, MD, she was born into a prominent New Haven family. Her father was Minister in charge at Trinity Church on the Green. Dr. Scoville graduated from Wellesley College before entering medical school in 1916. In 1918, while still a medical student, she became a laboratory assistant in...

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Margretta Reed Seashore, MD

Professor Emeritus of Genetics

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1965; 1974-2015

Dr. Seashore is being recognized for her excellence in clinical science, leadership in genetics and as director of the Genetic Consultation Service since 1977. She also played a pioneering role as an early female faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Seashore is a professor emerita of human genetics and pediatrics. A 1965 graduate of YSM, she came to Yale in 1974 as an assistant clinical professor in human genetics and pediatrics and...

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Coralie Shaw, MD

Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Years active at Yale: 1983-2007

Dr. Shaw is being recognized for her expertise in clinical care and for mentoring students as director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program from 1989-2007. Dr. Shaw’s specialty was thoracic radiology. She was a charter member of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, and served as the group’s president in 2000-2001, and received its Achievement Award in 2005. Dr. Shaw spent her career sharing her knowledge and experience with students,...

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Sally E Shaywitz, MD

Audrey G. Ratner Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology)

Co-Director, Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Years active at Yale: 1977-present

Dr. Shaywitz is being recognized for her excellence in clinical medicine and research in dyslexia. She is the author of more than 250 scientific publications, including the groundbreaking Overcoming Dyslexia (Knopf, 2003), which details critical scientific findings in dyslexia and how to translate scientific knowledge into clinical practice. Together with her husband, Dr. Bennett Shaywitz, their research provides the basic framework: conceptual model,...

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Elizabeth M. Short, MD

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1968; 1968-1972

Dr. Short is being recognized for a unique career in medicine, encompassing activism for women physicians at Yale and more widely, an academic career, advocacy for medical school issues to the NIH, Congress, and the White House, federal government service, and a 15-year post-retirement career working with not-for-profits.

Dr. Short is a professor emerita of internal medicine and medical genetics. She retired from Georgetown, but spent her early...

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Andrea Lynn Maria Silber, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Years active at Yale: 1981- present

Dr. Silber is being recognized for excellence in clinical medicine and in promoting women’s health and the care of underserved minorities. Dr. Silber came to Yale in 1981. She started the Sister-to-Sister program, which employed culturally sensitive outreach to increase breast cancer screening for minorities. This work was recognized with an award from the Susan G. Komen foundation. She continues to address cancer health inequity, most recently with the N OWN...

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Michelle A Silva, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Connecticut Latino Behavioral Health System, Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 2005- present

Dr. Silva is being recognized for teaching and mentoring, clinical care and expertise, and women’s advocacy. Her kindness and skill are evident in her work, including her efforts at HAVEN Free Clinic. Her leadership style is worthy of emulation. Dr. Silva is dedicated to helping those around her, actively transforming the environment around her into a better, more loving,and empowered space.

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Marina Silveira, MD

Assistant Professor

Years active at Yale: 2017-present

Dr. Silveira is being recognized for her contributions to academic hepatology. She is a brilliant hepatologist, with particular interests within autoimmune liver diseases. She is an ideal role model for house staff in many ways. Her attention to detail and vast knowledge base in topics of hepatology and gastroenterology is highly impressive and admirable. She is also a phenomenal clinical instructor, evidenced by her ability to instill a passion for hepatology...

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Sofia Simmonds, PhD (1917– 2007)

Former faculty

Department: Biochemistry

Years active at Yale: 1945-2007

Dr. Simmonds started at Yale as a researcher and instructor of physiological chemistry. She became a full professor of biochemistry in 1975. She later served as the associate dean of Yale College.

Dr. Simmonds was the co-author, with her husband Joseph Fruton, of General Biochemistry, the first comprehensive biochemistry textbook. She received the American Chemical Society’s Garvan Medal in 1969, which recognizes contributions to chemistry...

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Jody L. Sindelar, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Professor of Economics, and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Executive Committee, ISPS

Research Associate, NBER

Years active at Yale: 1984-present

Jody Sindelar, PhD is being recognized for excellence in research, as well as her efforts in advocating for women. She is an expert on the economics of substance abuse and obesity. She served on the Committee for the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) for years and in 2010 chaired a faculty committee to look at salary discrepancies due to gender. She was also in charge of salary issues assessment when the Commission on Women Faculty was formed as a response to...

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Rajita Sinha, PhD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience

Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center

Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry

Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Years active at Yale: 1990-present

Dr. Sinha is being recognized for her achievements in research that ask, “What makes us engage in behaviors that either hurt us or our loved ones and make us more vulnerable to chronic diseases, or engage in behaviors that help us thrive, flourish and maintain healthy lives?” In 2007, Dr. Sinha founded the Yale Stress Center, where she continues to serve as director. The center is dedicated to the study, prevention and treatment of stress-related chronic...

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Carolyn Walch Slayman, PhD (1937-2016)

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Deputy Dean for Academic & Scientific Affairs

Years active at Yale: 1967-2016

Carolyn Walch Slayman is being recognized for her outstanding leadership at the School of Medicine and her excellence in basic science research. She was the School of Medicine’s first deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs, Sterling Professor of Genetics, and professor of cellular and molecular physiology. 

Dr. Slayman came to Yale in 1967 as an assistant professor in the departments of microbiology and physiology. She helped to establish the graduate...

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Carol J Soroka, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Technical Director, Liver Center Morphology Core

Years active at Yale: 1986-present

Dr. Soroka is being recognized for her excellence in basic science and her critical position at the Yale Liver Center as a cell biologist who trained with Marilyn G. Farquhar (1986-1990), morphologist and laboratory supervisor. During her 25-year career with the Liver Center and in the laboratory of James Boyer, MD, she has mentored many postdoctoral fellows, is always available for advice, and selflessly and tirelessly coordinates the activities of many of the...

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Stephanie S Spangler, MD

Deputy Provost for Health Affairs and Academic Integrity; University Title IX Coordinator; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services

Years active at Yale: 1976-present

Dr. Spangler is being recognized for excellence in clinical medicine and in the promotion of diversity and equity at YSM and the University. She did her residency at Yale in ob/gyn; was chief of ob/gyn, for Yale University Health Services (YUHS) from 1986 to 1989; served as acting director YUHS from 1989 to 1990; and director of YUHS from 1990 to 1995. YUHS is a multispecialty group practice that provides comprehensive health care coverage to more than 40,000...

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Juliette Fromm Spelman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: 2003-present

Dr. Spelman is being recognized as a passionate clinician-educator at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. After completing her MD degree at New York University, she completed her internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at Yale. Not only is she a tireless educator for resident and medical students, but she demonstrates amazing clinical skills and care for the veterans she treats. She is a passionate advocate for her patients, and...

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Susan Spencer, MD (1948-2009)

Former faculty

Departments: Neurology and Neurosurgery

Years active at Yale: 1975-2009

Dr. Spencer, a pioneering woman in medicine,was an internationally recognized expert in epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. She was the co-director of the Yale Epilepsy Program with her husband, Dennis Spencer, MD, former chair of neurosurgery. 

Dr. Spencer came to Yale as a resident in neurology after undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Rochester. She joined the Yale faculty in 1980 and authored more...

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Serena Spudich, MD, MA

Professor of Neurology

Division Chief, Neurological Infections & Global Neurology

Co-director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Years active at Yale: 2010-present

Dr. Serena Spudich is being recognized for her seminal contributions to our current knowledge regarding the state of the central nervous system in individuals living with HIV. She is co-director of the International NeuroHIV Cure Consortium, chair ex-officio of the neurology committee of the International AIDS Clinical Trial Group network, and serves on the DHHS Guidelines Panel for Antiretroviral Therapy for Adults and Adolescents. Dr. Spudich is a beloved...

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Nina S Stachenfeld, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Years active at Yale: 1993, 2004-Present

Dr. Stachenfeld is being recognized for her accomplishments in science, for her mentorship, and for her efforts on behalf of women at YSM. She has served as chair/member of the diversity committee of YSM/Yale School of Public Health; as executive board member, Committee for the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) since 2010; and is serving as chair of SWIM. She has mentored students as a faculty member of Yale’s BioSTEP and Discovery to Cure and has served...

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Bonita Stanton, MD

Alumna

Department: Pediatrics

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1976; 1979-1983

Dr. Stanton is being recognized for a long and illustrious career, beginning at Yale. Along with a few other female faculty, she established the Phyllis Bodel Infant and Child Care Centerat the Yale School of Medicine. She is the founding dean of Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, in New Jersey.

Dr. Stanton lived and worked for five years in the squatter-slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which launched her...

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Jeanne L. Steiner, DO

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Medical Director, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Director, Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry

Co-Director, Yale Division of Public Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 1988- present

Dr. Steiner is being recognized for her leadership, teaching,and mentoring roles. She serves as the medical director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, which is a main teaching site for the Department of Psychiatry, and is the director of the Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry, which provides advanced training to psychiatrists who have an interest in pursuing careers in psychiatric administration within the public sector. In her role as medical...

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Joan A Steitz, PhD

Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Years active at Yale: 1970- present

Dr. Steitz is being recognized as a pioneer in the study of small, noncoding RNA molecules, essential for gene expression in most cells. In 1979, her lab discovered small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs). These tightly bound complexes of proteins and small noncoding RNAs are critical for the removal of introns—snippets of genetic material that interrupt a gene’s protein-coding sequence. Introns must be removed before RNA can be used as a template for...

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Rosemary Stevens, MPH, PhD

Alumna and former faculty member

Years active at Yale: YSPH Class of 1963, PhD Class of 1968; 1968-1976

Dr. Stevens is being recognized for teaching and mentoring. She pursued graduate studies in epidemiology and public health at Yale, receiving her PhD in 1968. Upon graduation, she taught at Yale for eight years, followed by appointments at Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania where she served as chair of the Department of History and Sociology and later was the first woman dean of Penn's School of Arts and...

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Kathleen M Stoessel, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Retina Fellowship Program

Dr. Stoessel is a full-time retina faculty, specializing in Medical Retina and Director of the Retina Fellowship Program. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and received her medical degree (MD) from the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center . She completed her ophthalmology residency training at the Yale University School of Medicine , followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship, also at Yale. Dr. Stoessel joined the Yale Eye Center as a full time faculty in Retina.
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Elsa Stone, MD

Years active at Yale: 1975-present

Dr. Stone is being recognized for her excellence in pediatric clinical care both at Yale and in the greater New Haven community, where she has been a leading voice for patients too young to speak for themselves. 

Dr. Stone joined the clinical faculty in 1975 after completing a residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She has served in numerous leadership roles at the hospital, including a stint as president of the...

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Virginia Stuermer, MD

Years active at Yale:

Dr. Stuermer is being recognized as a pioneering physician in women’s health. She is associate clinical professor emerita of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences. A Nebraska native, Dr. Stuermer is the daughter of a prairie nurse who visited patients by horseback, she made up her mind to become a doctor at age 4 and trained in her home state as well as New Jersey and Iowa before joining Yale’s Ob/Gyn department in 1954. Despite such obstacles as no...

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Joann Balazs Sweasy, PhD

Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics

Vice-Chair for Basic Research

Associate Director, Basic Science, Yale Cancer Center

Years active at Yale: 1993- present

Dr. Sweasy is being recognized for her research into DNA repair and cancer and for her mentorship at Yale. After working in the private sector as a research scientist, Sweasy earned her PhD from the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University in 1989. Sweasy is a professor of genetics, and in 2016 she was named the Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology. Since 2015, Sweasy has served as associate director for basic sciences at the Yale...

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Tamar Hamosh Taddei, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Years active at Yale: 2007- present

Dr. Taddei is being recognized for her excellence in teaching, mentoring, clinical care and clinical research. She is an associate program director of the MD/PhD program. Her main focus in this role is to help students remain clinically active while in the PhD years and to ease their transition back to clinical medicine. She has developed clinical longitudinal electives and a re-entry elective to facilitate this process. Dr. Taddei’s efforts in teaching...

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Lynn Tanoue, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Clinical Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Director, Yale Lung Screening and Nodule Program

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1982; 1988-present

Dr. Tanoue is being recognized for her multifaceted skills as a doctor, researcher, mentor, administrator, and even as an impresario. A professor of medicine in the section of pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Tanoue has also served as vice-chair for clinical affairs in the internal medicine department since 2010 and as clinical chief in the section of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine since 2013. She is also president of...

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Fattaneh Abbas-Zadeh Tavassoli, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pathology

Years active at Yale: 2003-present

Dr. Tavassoli is being recognized for her excellent contributions to patient care, clinical science, and teaching. Dr. Tavassoli obtained her MD at St. Louis University School of Medicine; completed her residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University; and, did her fellowship at St. John’s, Mercy Medical Center. An internationally recognized expert and an authority in breast and gynecologic pathology, Dr. Tavassoli is the author of two editions of Pathology...

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Jane Rebecca Taylor, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology

Years active at Yale: 1985-2000, 2006-present

Dr. Taylor is being recognized for her work that has had a substantial impact on behavioral/cognitive neuroscience. She has an international reputation as a leading researcher whose findings play an important role in both basic and translational research in psychiatry and psychology. 

Dr. Taylor came to YSM as a post-doctoral researcher and has risen to her current position as the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor of...

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Ruth J. Temple, MD, MPH (1893-1984)

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSPH Class of 1942

Pioneer Woman Physician, Educator, and Public Health Practitioner

Dr. Temple is being recognized as a pioneering woman physician, educator, and public health practitioner. She was a community health crusader and the first African American female graduate of Loma Linda University. Her many accomplishments and medical interests include the foundation of a health study club to educate the community on nutrition, sex education, immunization, and substance...

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Jeanette Marie Tetrault, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: 2007-present

Dr. Tetrault is being recognized for her excellence in clinical care, teaching, and mentoring,along with the important leadership roles she holds within Yale General Internal Medicine for which she has demonstrated exemplary dedication.

She is the program director for the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship, as well as the co-director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic, which serves a dual mission of clinical care and graduate medical education to Yale primary care...

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Mary Elizabeth Tinetti, MD

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Section Chief, Geriatrics

Years active at Yale: 1984-present

Dr. Tinetti is being recognized for excellence in clinical science, mentoring, and her leadership, including her role as section chief of geriatrics since 2012. As the Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and Public Health and the co-founding director of the interdisciplinary Yale Program on Aging, she is the leading expert in falls and fall injury risk factors identification and prevention. Her current research focus is on clinical decision-making for...

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Irene Trowell-Harris, MPH, EdD

Alumna

Years active at Yale:

Dr. Trowell-Harris is being recognized as a public health practitioner. She knew what she wanted to do from a very young age. While working on her parent’s Ohio farm with her 10 siblings, she watched planes as they passed overhead and dreamed that someday she would fly for a living. Her mother, however, wanted her to be a nurse. She earned a nursing diploma from the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing. Her dream of flying would not die and in 1963, she...

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Alina Tsyrulnik, MD

Assistant Professor

Years active at Yale: 2012-present

Dr. Tsyrulnik is being recognized for her leadership role in enhancing resident education and helping to transform the learning environment to one of caring, with a focus on wellness and innovation. She has been an invaluable role model to residents, exemplifying how to successfully balance a demanding career with home life. She is currently working with residents to develop an Educational Certificate of Distinction for those who meet specific criteria in...

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Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu

Years active at Yale: 2017-present

Dr. Tuakli-Wosornu is being recognized for her excellence in clinical care. She specializes in interventional spine and sports medicine treatments, helping people achieve high physical and athletic performance at all stages of life through “holistic mind-body development” and therapies. She approaches her work with a sense of compassion and innovation. She is skilled in such innovative treatments as image-guided joint and spine injections, as well as...

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Elisabetta Ullu, PhD (1951 - 2014)

Former faculty

Department: Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Cell Biology

Years active at Yale: 1982-2014

Dr. Ullu is being recognized not only for her seminal contributions in RNA biology and parasitology, but as a teacher and mentor who supported the career development of junior scientists, especially women scientists. She died in September 2014 after a battle with breast cancer. 

After training in Rome and Heidelberg, she came to Yale in 1982, where she determined the nucleotide sequence of the...

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Flora Maria Vaccarino, MD

Harris Professor in the Child Study Center

Professor in the Department of Neuroscience

Years active at Yale: 1987-present

Dr. Vaccarino is being recognized for her accomplishments in research and as a strong supporter of women’s rights. She was a member of the executive committee of the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) for many years, until 2016. She is a leader in the field of stem cell research in neuroscience. 

Dr. Vaccarino received her MD from the University of Padua and completed her residency at YSM. Her lab has derived hundreds of induced pluripotent stem...

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Gertrude Van Wagenen, PhD (1893 - 1978)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1935-1975 

Dr. Van Wagenen is being recognized for her excellence as a scientist. She started the Yale Primate Colony in the 1930s. Her atlas of the macaque ovary was the first to document the number of oocytes in the ovary. The "morning after" pill was developed using the monkeys in collaboration with Professor John Morris. Primate colonies throughout the United States are descended from the Yale colony and have been instrumental in the development of oral contraceptives.

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Marietta Vazquez, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Pediatric Global Health Track Director

Years active at Yale: 1997-present

Dr. Vazquez is being recognized for her amazing career as a pioneer woman physician. She has supported and guided those who pursue a career in academic medicine. She is an inspiration to many and provides mentorship to those starting a career path in science and medicine. She is admired for her passionate advocacy on behalf of her patients, especially those from underrepresented communities. Most recently, she led grassroots efforts to help her native Puerto...

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Merceditas Santos Villanueva, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

Years active at Yale: 1988-present

Dr. Villanueva is being recognized as a clinician, educator, and scholar. She first came to Yale as an infectious disease fellow in 1988. After spending several years as a clinical faculty member at Waterbury Hospital, she joined the Yale faculty full time as director of the AIDS Care Program. She oversees clinical, educational, and clinical trial efforts in the outpatient Nathan Smith Clinic, as well as the inpatient Donaldson Firm where she serves as firm...

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Eugenia Vining, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1987; 1993-present

Dr. Vining is being recognized for excellence in clinical care, teaching, and mentoring, and for leadership in the field of otolaryngology and at Yale New Haven Hospital. She is currently the president-elect of the medical board of YNHH. After graduating from YSM in 1987 and completing her residency in otolaryngology at YNHH, she left New Haven for a fellowship in rhinology, sinus, and skull base surgery at University of Pennsylvania Medical...

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Catherine M Viscoli, PhD

Research Scientist in Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: PhD ’90; 1981-present

Dr.Viscoli is being recognized for her mentorship and excellence in science. She came to Yale in 1981 as an associate in research at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies. She later transferred to the Department of Internal Medicine, where she demonstrated extraordinary capability in research design, data management, and field execution. While working full time in research, she obtained her Master’s Degree in economics and then her PhD in...

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Christine Walsh, MD

Alumna

Department: Pediatric Cardiology

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1973

Dr. Walsh is being recognized as an outstanding pediatric cardiologist, teacher, and mentor. She is known for her clinical excellence, compassionate care, and excellence in teaching. She is a pediatric cardiologist at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, a co-director of the Montefiore/Einstein Center of CardioGenetics, and has been named as one of the top one percent of pediatric cardiologists in America by U.S. News &...

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Emily Wang, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: 2008-present

Dr. Wang is being recognized for leadership, clinical science, and clinical care in her work with people with a history of incarceration. She is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and directs the Health Justice Lab, a collaborative, innovative, interdisciplinary team focused on improving the health of individuals and communities who are affected by mass incarceration. Dr. Wang has cared for thousands of people recently released from...

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Priscilla Wang, MD

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 2017

Priscilla Wang, MD, is a first-year internal medicine / primary care resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Stemming from her medical school history of medicine thesis, her current research examines the modern residency work hour debate and the gendered conceptions of medical professionalism that it reveals.

Her other interests include advancing health equity via legislative advocacy and addressing the social determinants of health. She is the...

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Nadia L Ward, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 2000-present

Dr. Ward is recognized for her exceptional skills as an educator and a mentor. She brings excitement to her lectures and engages her students in ways that both enhance their knowledge and build their capacity to engage in their work. Her mentees consistently praise her dedication to their career development both while at Yale and once they leave.

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Merle Waxman

Associate Dean, Ombudsperson and Director, Women in Medicine

Associate Dean and Ombudsperson

Years at Yale: 1986-present

Merle Waxman is being recognized for her efforts not only on behalf of women, but as a mentor and advisor to faculty, students, and staff throughout the Yale School of Medicine. She came to Yale in 1986 from Stanford School of Medicine, where she was a speech and hearing therapist. (Training in active listening, she says, has served her well in her current position as ombudsperson.) She was assistant ombudsman at the Stanford Medical School. 

At Yale, she took on the...

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Kinari Webb, MD

Alumna

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 2002

Dr. Webb is being recognized for her vision and leadership in establishing a clear connection between human and environmental health. In 1993, while studying orangutans at Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo, Kinari Webb had a vision that encompassed not just providing health care for an underserved population but saving the natural environment as well. In the park she found a threatened rain forest and people in dire need of health care. This experience...

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Myrna Weissman, PhD

Former YSM faculty

Department: Psychiatry,Epidemiology

Years active at Yale: 1974-1987

Dr. Weissman is being recognized as a clinical psychologist known for her research on the prevalence of psychological disorders and psychiatric epidemiology as it pertains to rates and risks of anxiety and mood disorders across generations. Some of her most influential works are longitudinal studies of the impact of parental depression on their children. 

Her work to develop interpersonal psychotherapy as a short-term treatment...

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Li Wen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Director of Core Laboratory of Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)

Years active at Yale: 1993 - present

Dr. Wen is being recognized for her excellence in basic science research, in particular for her seminal contributions to our understanding of the immunological basis of type 1 diabetes. The most significant contributions of her research are the identification of the function of a novel T cell subset, gamma/delta T cells; establishing the first mouse model that carried the human type 1 diabetes susceptibility HLA-DQ8 and DR4 transgenes — these mice went on to...

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Marney A. White, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 2003-present; YSPH MS Class of 2009

Dr. White is being recognized for her teaching excellence, which has been formally recognized by the Yale School of Public Health, where she was Teacher of the Year in 2014. She was also elected as the YSPH representative in the inaugural year of Inspiring Yale. A clinical psychologist, she provides clinical supervision to junior faculty and postdoctoral associates in the Department of Psychiatry and has provided classroom instruction and...

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Laura M. Whitman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Years active at Yale: 1992-present

Dr. Whitman is being recognized for her excellence in clinical science, and as a dedicated teacher and mentor. She has also distinguished herself in leadership roles as associate program director in the Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program and as interim medical director of the Primary Care Center at Yale New Haven Hospital. She has been a strong advocate for women and women's health, as well as for the care of disadvantaged, vulnerable populations.

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Ruth Whittemore, MD (1918-2002)

Former faculty

Years active at Yale: 1942-1944; 1947-2001 

Dr. Whittemore is being recognized for her pioneering role at Yale in the field of pediatric cardiology. She first came to Yale as an intern and resident in pediatrics in 1942. At Johns Hopkins, where she continued her training, she served as Helen B. Taussig’s senior fellow and first assistant. She was part of the team that performed the first “blue baby” operation in 1944. In 1947, she was invited to return to the Department of Pediatrics at Yale as...

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Kirsten Matthews Wilkins, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Co-Director for Psychiatry

Years active at Yale: 2005-2008, 2011- present

Dr. Wilkins is being recognized for her important teaching roles as the psychiatry clerkship director and also the director of clerkships (all clinical clerkships) for Yale School of Medicine. She is actively involved in the supervision and education of Yale medical students, PA students, and psychiatry residents and fellows. On a national level, she has long been involved with the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), having served...

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Donna Marie Windish, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Director, Resident Research, Yale Primary Care Residency Program

Program Director, General Internal Medicine Medical Education Fellowship

Years active at Yale: 2005- present 

Dr. Windish is being recognized as a clinician-educator and mentor. She has been on the faculty since 2005 and has made substantial contributions in leadership, mentoring, scholarship, and teaching. In leadership, she had been a core member of the Yale Primary Care Residency Program for 13 years, she served as associate program director for the Yale Primary Care Residency Program for eight years, she became the inaugural program director fora new internal...

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Sandra L. Wolin, MD, PhD

Former YSM faculty

Departments: Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Years active at Yale: YSM Class of 1985; 1978-2017

Dr. Wolin is being recognized for her studies of noncoding RNAs and their functions, RNA surveillance pathways, RNA-binding proteins, RNA damage, autoimmune disease, and autoantigens. 

She received her MD and her PhD from Yale, but moved to the University of California, San Francisco, for a postdoctoral fellowship. She returned to Yale in 1991 as an assistant professor and became...

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Kimberly Ann Yonkers, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers

Years active at Yale: 1999-present

Dr. Yonkers is being recognized for her work with female patients with psychiatric disorders. Dr. Yonkers focuses on illnesses in pregnancy and postpartum, as well as during the menstrual cycle. Her lab is also seeking to determine how best to screen for and treat women who are pregnant or postpartum and struggling with substance use problems. Dr. Yonkers’ area of study transcends disciplines, requiring expertise in psychiatry, neuroscience, and reproductive...

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Yawei Zhang, MD, PhD, MPH

Section Chief and Associate Professor Tenure

Chief, Section of Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Department of Surgery

Years active at Yale: MPH Class of 2003, PhD Class of 2004, 2004- present

Dr. Zhang is being recognized for being an internationally renowned epidemiologist and a profoundly influential and treasured mentor to many trainees and colleagues. Dr. Zhang's scholarship is both prolific and impactful. She has co-authored over 200 publications and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2012. She is a sought-after speaker and shares her expertise around the globe. Most recently, Dr. Zhang authored...

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Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, FACLP

Associate Professor Term

Director, Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital

Associate Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Yale New Haven Hospital

Years active at Yale: 2005-present

Dr. Zimbrean is being recognized for her research and clinical care in psychiatry and for her advocacy for women both at Yale and within the profession. A member of the Yale faculty since 2005, she is now an associate professor in the psychiatry department. Dr. Zimbrean’s specialty is psychiatry as it pertains to organ transplantation, for both donors and recipients. In 2006, she launched a psychiatric consultation service at Yale New Haven Hospital. This...

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