Chandrika Kumar, MD

Associate Professor Term; Associate Program Director, Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine: Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center

Office of Cooperative Research


How do we teach? As a clinician educator, my areas of interest and expertise involve curriculum development in geriatrics in both in hospital and out of hospital sites and disseminate geriatric learning through different teaching methods. In the past 7 years, I have developed a unique geriatric curriculum for Traditional Internal Medicine residents that encompasses geriatric learning at both in hospital and out of hospital sites as part of a block rotation. Being the Associate Fellowship Director, I created for our fellows a multidisciplinary curriculum at the Veterans administration working with Audiology, speech, low vision, physiatry, anesthesiology and chiropractic. In May of 2015 I accepted the role of co leader to one of the Master courses ( Across the Lifespan). We are part of the core working group on creating the new medical school curriculum that is now in its second year. Overall, my focus is on curricular reforms at different levels of trainee experience ( medical student, medical residents, inter professional trainees and geriatric medicine fellows)and to effectively evaluate the learning achieved through these curricular implementations.

Education & Training

MD Kilpauk Medical College, India (1995)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Residency University of Connecticut

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Contact Info

Chandrika Kumar, MD
Patient Care Location
VA Connecticut HealthcareVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Wing Bldg 2 Fl 3rd

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208025
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8025