Joni Hansson, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

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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 medicine and teaching and she also received the Frank Parker award and the Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation.

Dr. Hansson joined Metabolism Associates in 1996, a private practice specializing in kidney disease.
Her clinical research area of expertise is in peritoneal dialysis and she has published on the difficulties of education of physician trainees in this area. She is a constant member of the North American Chapter of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis for which she serves as Secretary, the American Society of Nephology, and the International Society of Nephrology and has served on the planning and program committees of the National Kidney Foundation meetings. She has served as program director of the Nephrology fellowship at Saint Raphael Hospital and later as the site director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Nephrology fellowship at the Saint Raphael campus. From 2014-2016 she served as president of the medical staff of Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). She now serves on the Medical Staff Engagement Committee and as chair of the Medical Staff Professionalism Committee. She has recently been elected tothe Board of Trustees of YNHH. Dr. Hansson combines tireless clinical work with her interests in teaching, training of house staff and fellows, and hospital administration. Her selfless efforts on behalf of patient care, teaching and administration within the YNHH system have been unsurpassed.