Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Departments & Organizations

Diversity Committee

Yale Medicine


Dr. Ferrante is a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine physician at the Yale School of Medicine who conducts clinical outcomes research at the interface of critical care medicine and geriatrics. The overarching goal of her research program is to understand and improve the functional outcomes of older ICU patients. Her work has demonstrated the importance of an older person's pre-ICU functional trajectory on post-ICU disability and mortality, identified novel factors associated with functional recovery after a critical illness, and clarified the role of common pre-ICU vulnerability factors (frailty and cognitive impairment) on post-ICU outcomes among older adults.  Dr. Ferrante is passionate about integrating geriatrics principles into critical care medicine and increasing collaboration between the subspecialties and geriatrics.  To that end, she co-founded/co-chairs the Aging & Geriatrics Working Group of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and co-chairs the Medical Subspecialties Section of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).  She is currently funded by a Beeson award from the National Institute on Aging and the Francis Family Foundation.  From a clinical perspective, Dr. Ferrante is an attending physician in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she is the physician leader of STEPS-ICU early mobilization program.  

Research Interests: Functional outcomes after a critical illness among older adults

Mentors: Thomas Gill, M.D. (Geriatrics) and Margaret Pisani, M.D., M.P.H. (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

Current Grant Funding:

  1. Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (NIH/NIA K76) 2017-2022
  2. Parker B. Francis Research Opportunity Award

Completed Grant Funding:

  1. GEMSSTAR (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research) awardee 2015-2017
  2. Pepper Center Career Development Award 2015-2017
  3. T. Franklin Williams Scholar (ATS/AAIM-ASP Career Development Award in Geriatrics) 2015-2017


  1. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Star Research Award, 2017
  2. Merck/AGS New Investigator Award, 2016
  3. Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award, Yale School of Medicine, 2016
  4. Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the NIA Summer Institute), 2014
  5. ATS Abstract Scholarship 2014

Internal Medicine residency: Columbia University Medical Center 2007-2010

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship: Yale University 2011-2015

Geriatrics Research Fellowship: Yale University 2013-2015

Education & Training

MHS Yale School of Medicine (2016)
MD Stony Brook School of Medicine, New York (2007)
BS Fairfield University (2002)
Geriatrics Research Fellowship Yale University
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Yale University
Internal Medicine Residency Columbia University Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award (2016)

  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS)/Merck New Investigator Award (2016)

  • T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award (2015)

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2007)

  • Phi Beta Kappa (2002)

Professional Service

  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Medical Subspecialties Section (2016 - Present) Co-Chair

  • Yale Department of Medicine Diversity Committee (2016 - Present)

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS) Critical Care Assembly Aging & Geriatrics Working Group (2015 - Present) Co-Chair

  • Intern Selection Committee for the Yale Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program (2015 - Present)

  • Ethics Committee of Yale-New Haven Hospital (2012 - Present) Member

  • Ethics Committee of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2010 - 2011) Member

  • Ethics Committee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (2009 - 2010) Member

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Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS
Patient Care Location
Winchester Chest ClinicYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste FB 209

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
300 Cedar Street
TAC-431 South, P.O. Box 208057

New Haven, CT 06520