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Lab Members

Lab Director

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Emergency Medicine; Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Internal Medicine

    Dr. Venkatesh is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. He is also Scientist at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation to study health system outcomes and efficiency, and he is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as co-Principal Investigator of the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) and for the development of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. He has received over $6 million in grant funding and published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and is senior editor of The Evidence book series. He is national leader within ACEP and SAEM and he serves on expert panels for the National Quality Forum (NQF), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and CMS. His work is also funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Addiction Policy Forum to advance the quality and delivery of emergency and acute care for opioid use disorder. Dr. Venkatesh earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. He went on to earn an MBA from Ohio State University before completing medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Most recently he completed Emergency Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program here at Yale University. He is originally from Dayton, OH and resides in New Haven.

Faculty Members

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Clinical Investigator, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE); Co-Director of Yale Emergency Scholars Fellowship, Emergency Medicine

    Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, a Clinical Investigator at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, and the Co-Director of the Yale Emergency Scholars (YES) Fellowship. Dr. Gettel aims to advance the understanding of emergency department care transitions in the growing geriatric population through the identification and development of patient- and caregiver-reported outcome measures and then to design, implement, and validate innovative care transition strategies and interventions to improve clinical outcomes. His work is funded by the NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR R03 mechanism, the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory, the Alzheimer's Association, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Yale OAIC Pepper Center, the Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) Networks, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation. At CORE, Dr. Gettel leads work funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop the next generation of performance measures across multiple care settings. Dr. Gettel earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Elizabethtown College and his Doctor of Medicine from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Most recently, he completed Emergency Medicine residency at Brown University, where he served as chief resident, and the National Clinician Scholars Program here at Yale University.
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Adult Emergency Department

    Dr. Sangal is interested in quality improvement, clinical operations and process improvement within healthcare. He is specifically interested in how we can leverage technology and the health record to provide optimal care allowing physicians and care teams to spend more time with patients. He completed an Administration Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University and obtained his MBA from the Yale School of Management. As part of fellowship, he maintained leadership roles in multiple projects for the ED. Some included deactivating dozens of low value system alerts saving hundred of thousands of clinician “clicks,” operationalizing ED observation care, driving communication of protocols around ED COVID management, and developing capital budgets and incentive plans. He is the Associate Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department and is Medical Director within Care Signature working towards unifying care delivery across the health system nine emergency departments.   He has published multiple papers in multiple areas of administration including those on patient satisfaction, staff wellness, and management during COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Sangal earned his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College double majoring in biochemistry and neuroscience. He completed medical school at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and emergency medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania where he was chief resident. He is originally from Andover, MA and lives in the New Haven suburbs.
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Patient Safety and Quality, Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Sather’s expertise is in the diagnosis and management of critical illness. Dr. Sather currently serves as the Director of Safety and Quality for the Department. He has been instrumental in the creation of clinical guidelines for the management of critically ill patients within the Yale-New Haven Health System. His research focus is similarly focused on the improvement in critical care delivery, transitions in critical care, and the reduction of diagnostic error. He is Principal Investigator of a Diagnostic Excellence Initiative award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a composite measure of diagnostic performance in Pulmonary Embolism. He was also a project Principal Investigator of the AHRQ funded Patient Safety Learning Laboratory project that applied system engineering and process improvement to inter-hospital transfer care of patients with intracranial hemorrhage. Dr. Sather is also currently involved in trials of early care for septic shock and a study of retrograde endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in cardiac arrest. Dr. Sather is an established educator at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels as core faculty member of the clinical reasoning curriculum for the School of Medicine, teacher of a popular weekly seminar in clinical reasoning for the EM clerkship, and as faculty lead of the Critical Care Area of Concentration for emergency medicine residents. Dr. Sather in actively engaged in University and Health System service as a member of the Yale School of Medicine Admissions Committee and the Yale-Haven Hospital Mortality Review Committee.
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Bioinformatics & Data Science; Associate Director of Informatics and Data Science Research, Center for Medical Informatics; Director, ED Clinical Informatics and Analytics

    Dr. Taylor's primary interest is in informatics and improving patient care through data science. His research focuses on applying database, data mining, and machine learning techniques to big data stored in a variety of health care-related sources. In his role as Director of Clinical Informatics and Analytics he oversees numerous IT aspects in the ED including: building dashboards with sophisticated models (risk adjustment etc.), developing ED clinical decision support tools, and serving as the liaison to hospital IT leadership.Dr. Taylor earned his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Mississippi. He completed medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. Most recently he completed fellowships in point-of-care ultrasound and Masters in Health Science with an informatics focus from Yale University. He lives in Durham with his wife and four kids.
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Reinier van Tonder, MBChB, RDMS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Medical Director of the Saint Raphael’s Campus Emergency Department. He is also Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound for the Saint Raphael’s Campus. Beyond his administrative leadership roles, he is an acclaimed educator in Point of Care Ultrasound, Ultrasound guided Regional Anesthesia and Emergency Airway management. He Co-directs the annual regional New England Point of Care Ultrasound course and the annual International Yale Point of care Ultrasound course. Dr van Tonder teaching was recently recognized with the Yale Emergency Medicine Outstanding Teaching Award.  Dr van Tonder completed his Emergency Medicine training at the Mayo clinic and Ultrasound Fellowship training here at Yale University. He is originally from South Africa and resides in Woodbridge.



  • Instructor of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Wendy W. Sun is an Administration Fellow and Instructor of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. She is passionate about patient quality and safety, physician wellness, and health innovation. Having served as a past President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Residents and Medical Students (SAEM RAMS) and the Resident Member on the SAEM Board of Directors, she continues to be invested in the advancement of Emergency Medicine through research, mentorship, education, and advocacy. Dr. Sun earned her undergraduate degree at Columbia University in Biomedical Engineering. She subsequently obtained her Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies. Most recently, she completed Emergency Medicine residency at Yale - New Haven Health where she served as Chief Resident. She continues to further her education as a candidate of the MBA for Executives at the Yale School of Management. A Canadian from Toronto, she now resides in New Haven.


Adrian Haimovich, MD, PHD
Alexander Janke, MD
Alyssa Zupon, MD
Dan Shanin, MD
Erin Bright, MD
Henna Kochar, MD
James Gaylor, MD
Jean Scofi, MD
Jessica Walrath, MD
Jessica Singh, MD
Katherine Nash, MD
Kito Lord, MD
Michael Yip, MD
Shashank Ravi, MD
Carlisle Topping