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 and the art of teaching clinical skills. She collaborated in the development of curricula to advance these concepts in the core experiences of Yale medical students and applied those ideas to practice via 10 years of service on the YSM Clinical Skills Committee. She directed the Focused Visit Workshop and by served as a clinical assessment coach. Dr. Kashaf was recently named Director for Remediation at the Yale School of Medicine. She received YSM Leah Lowenstein Teaching Award in 2017 in recognition of her commitment to teaching.
Dr. Kashaf has served the greater Yale medical community on YSM’s Faculty Advisory Council, where she was elected by her peers to represent the VA and was subsequently selected to serve on the 2016 Dean’s Committee on the Clinician Educator Track. Dr. Kashaf enjoys mentoring students and residents, finding inspiration in the support she continues to receive from the Yale medical community.