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Yeisid Figueredo, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine); Medical Director, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital NICU, Pediatrics; Director, NICU Transport Program

I was born in Esmeralda, Cuba and immigrated to the United States as a toddler. Raised in Connecticut, I developed a real love for living in New England. From the lovely color-filled autumn trees, to the apple orchards bordered by stone fences, to winter snow and skiing. I love all things New England.

I graduated with a BS in Nursing from George Mason University and worked as a Pediatric Neurology nurse for seven years before entering Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) for my medical degree. I completed my pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia and attended fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine at Yale University.

After completing my fellowship, I joined the Yale faculty in 2006, and have worked in a variety of affiliated Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) including the Hospital of St. Raphael, Waterbury Hospital, and the NICU at York Street. I served as the medical director at Waterbury Hospital for three years before taking my current post as the medical director of our York Street campus NICU.

In addition to my clinical work, I have received training and education in the areas of leadership, mentorship, and coaching. I am excited about participating in a process that facilitates the actualization of individual definitions of personal and professional success.

My path to and through medicine was a bit circuitous, with experience in nursing and time in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. I had two small children when I entered medical school and delivered my last son at the end of my fourth year at EVMS. I believe that my time as a mother, Marine, and nurse created a rich life experience that colors the way in which I practice medicine and approach life. The Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” has always resonated for me due to the non-conventional path that led me to where I am today. I can’t wait to see what roads you will take.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost