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Nancy Angoff

Professor Emeritus of Medicine; Special Advisor to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Medical Education

Contact Information

Nancy Angoff, MD, MPH, MEd

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    367 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



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. I was the associate dean for student affairs for 23 years, through October 2021, and for six years directed the first Master Course for first-year medical students entitled Introduction to the Profession.

I will be on sabbatical from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 during which time I hope to identify new ways that I can contribute to the Medical School community.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1993)
  • MD
    Yale University (1990)
  • MPH
    Yale University (1981)
  • MEd
    University of Cincinnati, Master of Education (in guidance and counseling) (1971)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
The Laureate AwardConnecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians2011
Leah M. Lowenstein Award for representing the highest degree of excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education.The graduating class of Yale School of Medicine2006
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award in recognition of compassion, empathy, respect and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families.Graduating class Yale School of Medicine2000

Professional Service

Yale School of MedicineMember Educational Strategic Planning Committee2009 - Present
HAVEN Free ClinicVolunteer preceptor at HAVEN Student Run Free Clinic which provides primary care to undocumented and uninsured patients.2005 - Present
Governor's Council, CT chapter of ACPMember of Governor's Council, CT chapter of the ACP2001 - 2009
Yale School of MedicineMember of multiple medical school committees related to medical student education.1998 - Present

Departments & Organizations