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Kavya Chitra Mekala, MBBS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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Kavya Chitra Mekala, MBBS

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Dr. Mekala is a board- certified endocrinologist and joined Yale as faculty in 2021. With a career spanning over a decade, she brings with her a wide breadth of experience in clinical endocrinology.

Dr. Mekala obtained her medical degree in India. Following this, she spent a year at the University of Florida researching ammonia transporters. She completed her post-graduate training in Massachusetts and went on to training an additional year as a PCOS research fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before joining Yale, she was faculty at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where she was the Associate Program Director for the endocrine fellowship program. She was also the Medical Director of the Inpatient Glycemic Management team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She is passionate about teaching and remains actively involved in various intra-mural and extra-mural efforts for curricular development.

Dr. Mekala’s philosophy for clinical care is to use a compassionate, patient-centered approach, while relying on current evidence, to partner with her patients in therapeutic decision-making. Her outpatient clinical practice focuses on bone health and thyroid disease.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    Lahey Clinic, Tufts University (2013)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Lahey Clinic, Tufts University (2009)
  • MBBS
    Madras Medical College (2003)

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