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Daniel G Tobin

Associate Professor; Medical Director

Contact Information

Daniel G Tobin, MD, FACP, BS

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Primary Care Residency Program - Core Faculty

    Yale Primary Care, Saint Raphael Campus, 1450 Chapel Street

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



Daniel G. Tobin, MD, FACP earned his medical degree from Cornell University before completing his internal medicine training at Yale New Haven Hospital, and he is now an Associate Professor of Medicine on the faculty at Yale University. Dr. Tobin serves as Medical Director for Yale Primary Care and Adult Medicine at 150 Sargent Drive, and is part of the leadership team for the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Tobin is a recipient of the residency program’s Teacher of the Year award as well as the Clinician-Educator of the Year award from the New England Society of General Internal Medicine and the Laureate Award for the CT Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He is also a the Governor-Elect Designee for the CT Chapter of the American College of Physicians and a Past President for the New England Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Tobin’s scholarship has focused on opioid safety and academic medicine and he has been featured on National Public Radio and in other media outlets for his work. He is the author of multiple manuscripts and book chapters about safe opioid use, gives academic lectures across the country, and serves as content expert for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program called SCOPE of Pain. In Connecticut, Dr. Tobin serves as a member of the CT Alcohol and Drug Policy Council (ADPC) and is an appointed member to the Quality Council of the CT Office of Health Strategy. He also collaborates with legislators, the CT Department of Public Health, and the CT Department of Consumer Protection to help develop, vet, and implement opioid prescribing legislation and best practice policies.

In addition to his scholarship on pain management and opioid safety, other areas of academic interest include quality of care, administrative medicine, medical education, and medical-legal aspects of medical care. His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and management of complex medical conditions in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, he has supervised the implementation of an electronic medical record system across a multi-specialty practice and has developed expertise in system-based practice improvement. In addition to his clinical and academic work, he also serves expert witness for medical malpractice legislation and assists the CT Department of Public Health with expert case review for their Physicians Investigations section.

Education & Training

  • Chief Medical Resident
    Hospital of Saint Raphael (2003)
  • Medicine Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2002)
  • MD
    Cornell University Medical College (1999)
  • BS
    Cornell University (1995)


  • Safe Opioid Prescribing
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2016
    Symposium on Advanced Wound Care
  • Safe and Competent Opioid Education
    Madison, WI, United States 2016
    Safe and Competent Opioid Education (SCOPE) Course
  • Assessing and Managing Aberrant Medication Taking Behavior
    Indianapolis, IN, United States 2016
    Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) Course
  • Pain Management: Perils and Pearls
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2016
    Symposium on Advanced Wound Care
  • Prescribing Opioids in Primary Care: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Challenges.
    San Diego, California, United States 2014
    37th SGIM Annual Meeting
  • Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: A Primary Care "Toolbox" for Employing Rational Analgesia, Managing Risk, and Enhancing Communication.
    Orlando, Florida, United States 2014
    Internal Medicine 2014

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Laureate AwardAmerican College of Physicians, CT Chapter2019
Clinician-Educator of the Year AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine, New England Region2015
George Thornton Teacher of the Year AwardYale Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program2014
Best Oral PresentationSociety of General Internal Medicine, New England Region2011

Professional Service

Quality Council, CT Office of Healthcare StrategyCouncil Member2021 - Present
YNHHS-CSHHYNHHS-CSHH Operations Council2020 - Present
Yale New Haven Health SystemAmbulatory Opioid Stewardship Committee2018 - Present
CT Bar AssociationCT Opioid Task Force2016 - Present
CT Alcohol, Drug, and Policy CouncilPrevention, Screening, and Early Intervention Subcommittee2016 - Present
Opioid Task Force, Connecticut Bar AssociationCouncil Member2016 - 2020
State of CT, DPH, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations SectionConsultant2015 - Present
Improving Pain-Related Outcomes for Veterans (IMPROVE) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)Strategic Advisory Board2015 - Present
CT State Medical SocietyMember2014 - Present
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) ProgramFDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Program. Content Expert, Lead Organizer2014 - Present
Association of State and Territorial Officials (ASTHO)Connecticut Prescription Drug Abuse Task-Force2013
American Pain SocietyMember2013 - Present
Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal MedicineMember2012 - 2014
American College of PhysiciansScientific Session Peer Review2010 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine, New England RegionScientific Abstract Review Committee2005 - Present
Society of General Internal MedicinePast President, New England Region. Former Chair, Board of Regional Leaders. Former Leadership Council Member.1999 - Present
American College of PhysiciansGovernor's Council for the CT Chapter, Finance Committee, Resolutions Committee, Scientific Abstract Review Committee, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee, Poster Judge1999 - Present

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