Yale Academic Hospitalist Faculty

  • Sarwat Chaudhry

    Director

    Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program; Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council

    Sarwat Chaudhry, MD is a board-certified internist who completed her clinical training at the University of Chicago. She came to Yale for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and now holds a faculty position as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of General Medicine. Her work focuses on improving the care and outcomes of hospitalized patients, with a focus on older patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Chaudhry serves as Director of the Academic Hospitalist Program at Yale. She recently founded the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign, and Learning at Yale. This Center, funded by AHRQ, is studying and improving care transitions into, within, and out of the hospital setting. In March 2019 she was appointed Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council.  

  • Robert Fogerty

    Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Academic Hospitalist

    After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Associate Professor and also Co-Director for the Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, and cost-effective care. In his position as Director, Bed Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, known institutionally as the “Bed Czar,” and as the Lead Physician for the Capacity Coordination Center (CCC), Dr. Fogerty leads efforts to improve efficiency in care and patient flow throughout Yale New Haven Hospital. Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is also the co-founder and current President of the Society of Hospital Medicine Connecticut Chapter.

  • Christopher Sankey

    Associate Professor Term; Associate Program Director for Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program; Academic Hospitalist

    Chris is a former Yale intern, resident, and chief resident who is a career Hospitalist. Chris was the first "academic" Hospitalist hired by the University in 2010. He is active on a local and national level in medical education and Hospital Medicine.  At present, he divides his time between supervision of medical trainees on teaching services, providing inpatient medical care on the NEMG Hospitalist service, and fulfilling important administrative and educational roles as an Associate Program Director for the Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program.

  • Thilan Wijesekera

    Assistant Professor; Director of Clinical Reasoning, Yale School of Medicine; Section Leader of Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience, Yale School of Medicine

    Thilan Wijesekera, MD, MHS received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry before completing his residency training in Yale University’s Primary Care Residency Program. He subsequently completed a General Internal Medicine Fellowship in Medical Education at Yale University School of Medicine, during which he received a Master of Health Science degree in the Medical Education Pathway.   

    In 2018, he joined the Academic Hospitalist Program in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine.  He is active in medical education, particularly at Yale University School of Medicine, where he has roles as the Director of Clinical Reasoning and a section leader in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience.  

    Dr. Wijesekera's educational interests include clinical skills, curriculum development, interprofessional education and mentorship for medical students and residents.  His research interests include clinical reasoning, diagnostic error, and interprofessional education in medical education with recent publications in JAMA Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, and Journal of General Internal Medicine.  He gives faculty development workshops regionally and nationally on teaching clinical reasoning and diagnostic error, on which he completed a fellowship with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (2018).