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Sharon Chekijian, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Patient Experience, 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
the founding medical director of the PA residency program in EM, the first postgraduate PA program at Yale School of Medicine. She has been instrumental in the development of a bereavement program in the emergency department, and is known internationally for her emergency care systems development, unintentional injury prevention, and cardiac care in low- and middle-income countries. She is deeply committed to spearheading the development of injury
prevention programs in Armenia and she has served as a consultant for the World Bank and the U.S. Department of State.