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  • Nancy Angoff

    Professor; Associate Dean for Student Affairs

    I direct the first Master Course for first year medical students entitled Introduction to the Profession. I am interested in early professional identification; stories of the profession, patients, New Haven and ourselves; power relationships in health care; and improving the learning environment. I was a junior high school English teacher before medical school and am interested in the intersection of the humanities with medicine. My research interests are in these areas and in ways to improve the medical student experience.

  • Melissa Grafe

    John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History & Head of the Medical Historical Library

    In July 2011 I joined Yale as the John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. I work with students and faculty on research, classes, grants and publications; manage the staff and collections for the Medical Historical Library; oversee major digitization projects; stage exhibitions in the Library; and handle donations, among other duties.

    I received my Ph.D in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 2009.  I was a Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellow at Lehigh University Library followed by an appointment as the Humanities Librarian at Lehigh.

  • Lorence Gutterman

    Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Nursing

    Creative Writing Mentor for Yale Medical and Nursing Students. “Small Circles of Time”, a Book of Poetry about my childhood in South Dakota.

  • Uchenna Ikediobi

    Assistant Professor

    Uchenna T. Ikediobi MD MPH is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Primary Care and Infectious Diseases at VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ikediobi earned a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Florida State University and M.D. degree from Florida State University College of Medicine. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. She completed a research fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Yale School of Medicine.

  • Cynthia Frary McNamara

    Dr. Cynthia Frary McNamara is on faculty at Yale University School of Medicine and is an internist in the Veterans Administration Hospital Connecticut. She is honored to provide primary care for our country’s veterans and to teach medical trainees in clinical medicine, global health, and cross-cultural issues. The mother of four biological children, she has also been a guardian and mentor for two refugee boys from Burundi who were displaced after the Rwandan genocide and came to the US with their family as adolescents. She has received two Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar awards to serve as a teaching physician in Uganda and Rwanda and has worked providing primary care in areas of Central America. 

  • Kenneth Morford

    Assistant Professor; Program Director, Collaborative Behavioral Health & Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP), General Internal Medicine

    Kenneth Morford, MD grew up abroad in Japan, Korea and France before settling in the U.S. where he went to Vassar College to study neuroscience and art. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed internal medicine training in the Yale Primary Care Residency Program. He served as chief resident at the West Haven VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education and then graduated from the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. He was a scholar in the NIDA-funded Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program from 2017-2019 and studied the impact of benzodiazepine use on treatment retention in a low threshold, open access methadone program. He is program director of the HRSA-funded Collaborative Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP) Program, which provides Yale primary care residents, PA students, and faculty with enhanced training in behavioral health, addiction medicine, and provider wellness.  He also serves as a section leader for the Yale Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) and a faculty affiliate for the Yale Program for Humanities in Medicine. He is passionate about medical education, interprofessional collaboration, substance use disorders research, and integrating addiction medicine into primary care. 

  • Marjorie Rosenthal

    Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Gen Pediatrics)

    Marjorie is a Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) and Director of the NCSP Community Research Initiative. She is a former RWJF Clinical Scholar from both Yale and the University of North Carolina. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine. Marjorie conducts research on decreasing health inequities for young, vulnerable families. Specifically, she studies ways in which non-traditional health educators (such as child care providers and peers in shared medical appointments) can help transcend barriers impacting health. She uses community-based participatory research approaches and teaches community-based participatory research to fellows and community members. Marjorie joined the faculty in 2005.

  • Lisa Sanders

    Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)


    Dr. Lisa Sanders is a clinician educator in the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition to her work as a physician and teacher, she writes the popular Diagnosis column for the New York Times Magazine and the Think Like a Doctor column featured in the New York Times blog, The Well. Her column was the inspiration for the Fox program House MD (2004-2012) and she served as a consultant to the show. In 2010 published a book titled Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis. Currently she is collaborating with the New York Times on an 8 hour documentary series on the process of diagnosis. It will air on Netflix in the summer of 2019. 

    Sanders' path to medicine was anything but traditional. As an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary, she majored in English, wrote for The Flat Hat, the college paper, and served pints of ale at Chownings Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. After graduation she took a job with ABC at Good Morning America. Less than 10 years later, while working for CBS News, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story for coverage of Hurricane Hugo as it slammed into her hometown of Charleston, S.C. But by then, Sanders said, she was ready to move on professionally and decided that of all the subjects she covered as a journalist, medicine intrigued her most. After two years at Columbia University’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, Sanders was accepted to the Yale School of Medicine “as part of the 10 percent of the class they reserve for weirdos,” she said. In addition to her time in the hospital, Sanders is currently researching clinical decision making and the way diagnostic decisions and errors are made. She has published two books previously — “The Perfect Fit Diet: Combine What Science Knows About Weight Loss With What You Know About Yourself” in 2004 and “The Perfect Fit Diet: How to Lose Weight, Keep it Off and Still Eat the Foods You Love” in 2005.

  • Barry Zaret

    Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

    I have been a practicing cardiologist at Yale since 1973. Presently, I am still seeing patients on a regular basis at the Yale Physicians Building. I see patients with general cardiologic complaints as well as more complex situations.

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