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Carolyn D'Ambrosio

MS, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine); Vice Chief for Fellowship Training, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MS, MD, FCCP

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    333 Cedar St, suite 441

    New Haven, Connecticut 06510

    United States

Biography

Dr. Carolyn M. D’Ambrosio is the Vice Chief for Fellowship Training in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine here at Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to coming back to Yale she was the Program Director for the Harvard-Brigham and Women’s Hospital Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has been awarded Best Teacher from both medical students and residents during her years on Faculty and received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Pulmonary Division at Tufts Medical Center prior to her departure from there. Most recently she was awarded the Pillar Award for Educational Program Leadership, the top award for program directors throughout the Mass General Brigham institutions. She has consistently been named one of Boston’s Best Doctors for the past several years. Nationally, she has received numerous Distinguished CHEST Educator awards from the American College of Chest Physicians and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the CHEST Foundation. In addition to teaching and clinical work, Dr. D’Ambrosio has conducted research on Sleep and Menopause, Sleep and Breathing in Infants, and participated as the sleep medicine expert in two systemic reviews on home sleep apnea testing and fixed versus auto-titrating CPAP. She recently co-authored a book "Comfort the Kid!" on infant sleep and parent bonding.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1999)
  • Chief Resident
    University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital (1995)
  • resident
    University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital (1994)
  • Intern
    University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital (1992)
  • MD
    George Washington University (1991)
  • MS
    George Washington University (1988)
  • BA
    Cornell University (1985)

Activities

  • "Central Sleep Apnea: More than Ondine’s Curse"
    Nashville, TN, United States 2022
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Grey Areas in Sleep Medicine: Mild OSA and In-Hospital Testing for OSA"
    Nashville, TN, United States 2022
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Subspecialty Tracks in Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowships: Different approaches"
    Nashville, TN, United States 2022
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Sex Distinct Topics and Treatment"
    Nashville, TN, United States 2022
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Impact of Variable Access to Termination of Pregnancy on Patients with Pulmonary Disease"
    Nashville, TN, United States 2022
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Marijuana use in Pregnancy"
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2022
    International Society of Obstetric Medicine, Annual Meeting
  • "Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy"
    New Haven, CT, United States 2021
    Yale School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Grand Rounds
  • "Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment of OSA in pregnancy"
    virtual 2021
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Sleep and the Endocrine and Gastrointestinal Systems"
    virtual 2021
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "Sleep Apnea Phenotypes and Non-PAP Treatment for OSA"
    virtual 2021
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "The Less than 2% Topics"
    virtual 2021
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "Critical Care Board Questions"
    Boston, MA, United States 2021
    Harvard Medical School Intensive Review of Internal Medicine
  • "Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy"
    virtual 2021
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual SLEEP International Conference
  • "Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome"
    Boston, MA, United States 2021
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • "Hypersomnia in Brain Injury"
    virtual, Concord, NH 2021
    Brain Injury and Stroke Conference 2021
  • "Nocturnal Oximetry and Sleep Disordered Breathing"
    Ledyard, CT, United States 2020
    New England Polysomnographic Society Annual Meeting
  • "New Insights into the Relationship Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease in Women"
    virtual 2020
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Nocturnal Oximetry in Patients with Respiratory Disease"
    virtual 2020
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "The Dilemma of Insomnia in Pregnancy"
    virtual 2020
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Women in Pulmonary, Challenges and Opportunities"
    virtual 2020
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Sleep Deprivation and Obstructive Sleep Apnea"
    virtual 2020
    The Brigham Board Review in Pulmonary Medicine Review Course
  • "OSA and Obesity"
    New Delhi, DL, India 2020
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences PULMOCRIT
  • "MSLT and MWT Rules"
    New Delhi, DL, India 2020
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences PULMOCRIT
  • "Advanced PAP titrations"
    New Delhi, DL, India 2020
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences PULMOCRIT
  • "Nocturnal Oximetry: when it tells you more than the oxygen is low"
    New Delhi, DL, India 2020
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences PULMOCRIT
  • "Sleep Scoring and Respiratory Events"
    New Delhi, DL, India 2020
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences PULMOCRIT
  • "OSA in Women"
    virtual, Boston, MA 2020
    New England Baptist Hospital Grand Rounds
  • "Women, OSA, and Heart Disease"
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Women’s Lung Health Symposium
  • "Inhalational Injuries during Pregnancy"
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Marijuana and Pregnancy"
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "What’s Old is New Again: Oximetry in Practice"
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Optimizing Care in the ICU"
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Sleep Apps and Devices"
    New Orleans, LA, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Rare Sleep Disorders"
    Ledyard, CT, United States 2019
    New England Polysomnographic Society Annual Meeting
  • "Sleep Scoring Respiratory Events and Movement"
    Phoenix, AZ, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "Sleep Scoring Sleep Staging and Arousals"
    Phoenix, AZ, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "Sleep Scoring Respiratory the Bottom Line"
    Phoenix, AZ, United States 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "Obstructive Sleep Apnea"
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    Harvard Medical School, Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine
  • "Sleep in Women Across the Life Span"
    virtual 2019
    American College of Chest Physicians Women & Pulmonary Webinar
  • "Non-Invasive Ventilation and Sleep-Disordered Breathing"
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Advances in the Practices of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • "Critical Care Board Review"
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    Harvard Medical School Intensive Review of Internal Medicine
  • "Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome in Children"
    Boston, MA, United States 2019
    Mini-Residency in Sleep Apnea, Tufts Dental School
  • "Evaluating the Sleepy Adolescent in Your Adult Clinic"
    San Antonio, TX, United States 2018
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Nocturnal Oximetry in Pulmonary Practice"
    San Antonio, TX, United States 2018
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "What are My Options for Promoting Sleep in the ICU"
    San Antonio, TX, United States 2018
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Diffuse Lung Diseases"
    San Antonio, TX, United States 2018
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Critical Care Important Topics"
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Harvard Medical School Intensive Review of Internal Medicine
  • "Non-Invasive Ventilation in Sleep-Disordered Breathing"
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Harvard Medical School Advances in the Practice of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • "Challenging OSA Cases"
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Harvard Medical School Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine
  • "Back to Basics: Oximetry and Sleep"
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2017
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Women, Sleep, and Heart Disease: What is the Connection?"
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2017
    American College of Chest Physicians Annual CHEST Meeting
  • "Sleep Scoring, Respiratory Events"
    Orlando, FL, United States 2017
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "Sleep Scoring, Sleep Stages"
    Orlando, FL, United States 2017
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • "Sleep Scoring, The Bottom Line"
    Orlando, FL, United States 2017
    American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Sleep Board Review Course
  • Post Graduate Course-Resident Boot Camp: "Practical End of Life Discussions"
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    American Thoracic Society International Conference
  • "Update in Obstructive Sleep Apnea"
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Grand Rounds
  • "Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome, what is it and how to treat"
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    Mini-Residency in Sleep Apnea, Tufts Dental School

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine2021
Research Honor SocietySigma Xi2021
William T. Gill FellowshipGeorge Washington University School of Medicine2021
Distinguished CHEST Educator AwardAmerican College of CHEST Physicians2021
Distinguished CHEST EducatorAmerican College of CHEST Physicians2020
PIllar Award for Educational Program LeadershipMass General Brigham Organization2020
Distinguished CHEST EducatorAmerican College of CHEST Physicians2019
Distinguished CHEST EducatorAmerican College of CHEST Physicians2018
Distinguished CHEST EducatorAmerican College of CHEST Physicians2017
Distinguished Teaching AwardTufts Medical Center Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division2014
Best LecturerTufts University School of Medicine2012
Best LecturerTufts University School of Medicine2011
Notable Teaching AwardTufts University School of Medicine2008
Best of ATS SymposiumAmerican Thoracic Society2006
Teacher of the YearTufts Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program2004
FellowAmerican College of CHEST Physicians2003

Departments & Organizations