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Christopher Traner, MD, MHS-Med Ed

Assistant Professor; Associate Fellowship Director Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, Neurology; Epilepsy Continuing Medical Education Course Director, Neurology

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Christopher Traner, MD, MHS-Med Ed

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Christopher Traner, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine after completing his residency in Neurology and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the Yale School of Medicine as well. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2016 with his MD degree and a keen interest in education and focus on improving the clinical care of patient's. Originally from Cleveland, OH area his interest in Epilepsy started in high school after doing a summer internship in the lab of Dr. Imad Najm, MD at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Academically, he is interested in medical education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and serves as the Associate Fellowship Program Director for Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. He is interested in understanding the best clinical use for currently available anti-seizure medications (ASMs), treating adolescent and adult patient's with epilepsy, and working to help discover new and better treatments for all patients with epilepsy. His ultimate career goal would be to be a Residency Program director in order to inspire the next generation of Neurologists to provide excellent clinical care to all patients with both acute and chronic neurologic disorders.

Education & Training

  • MHS-Med Ed
    Yale University School of Medicine (2023)
  • Clinical Fellow, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
    Yale School of Medicine (2022)
  • Chief Resident, Neurology
    Yale School of Medicine (2020)
  • Neurology Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2019)
  • Intern
    Yale School of Medicine (2017)
  • MD
    University of Toledo (2016)
  • BA
    Miami University, Biochemistry, Economics (2012)


  • Assessing a Novel Asynchronous EEG-Learning Curriculum via Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
    Boston, MA, United States 2023
    American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
  • Adult neurology resident epileptiform discharge identification training – a randomized controlled educational trial.
    2022 ACNS Virtual Conference 2022
    American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting
  • The “Shrill” of Anterior Insular Epilepsy
    2021 ACNS Virtual National Conference 2021
    American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Annual Meeting
  • Delayed Cerebral Pseudoaneurysm Formation from Dissemination of Atrial Myxoma
    Los Angeles, CA, United States 2018
    American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
  • Impact of peer-assisted learning using training simulation on first-year medical student and physician assistant confidence and skill in vital sign measurement.
    Atlanta, GA, United States 2015
    Society for Student Run Free Clinics National Meeting

Honors & Recognition

Resident of the Year2020
Louis Levy Award for Clinical Excellence2018
Alpha Omega Alpha2015
Gold Humanism Honor Society2015

Professional Service

Yale Neurology Residency Clinical Competency CommitteeServe on the Clinical Competency Committee for the Yale Neurology Residency Program2022 - Present
National Matching Program Board of Directors, National Matching Program (NMP)Currently serve on the inaugural board of the National Matching Program, a wholly run subsidiary of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) focused on provide the highest-quality matching services to non-physician groups including the US Government.2022 - Present
Neurology Today Editorial Board, American Academy of Neurology - NeurologyTodayEditorial Board Member2020 - 2022
National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors, National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)Served on the Board of Directors for the National Resident Matching Program for 2 years as a Resident/Fellow Director. During my service I helped to guide the organization as a Director through a period of change in which public opinion and awareness about the residency application process was changing. Additionally, I served on the Research Advisory, Executive and Nominating committees of the Board of Directors. My service ended due to the end of my time as a GME trainee.2020 - 2022
American Academy of NeurologyHave participated as an advocate for the highest quality and cost-effective care for Neurology patients to the federal government as part of the AAN's Neurology on the Hill and Spring Legislative Summits. Additionally, I served as captain of the Connecticut Delegation during the Spring 2021 Neurology on the Hill Event.2020 - Present
American Academy of Neurology - Neurology JournalServe as a peer reviewer for the Neurology Journal including the Resident and Fellow section.2020 - Present
Miami UniversityServe as a mentor and host for visiting undergraduate students through my undergraduate institution (Miami University) applying for medical school through the Mallory-Wilson Center for Pre-Medical Health.2018 - Present
Yale Neurology Residency Interview CommitteeServe as an interviewer for residency applicants for the Yale Neurology Residency program.2017 - Present
Yale School of MedicineServe as a session leader / teacher for various Neuroscience blocks as part of the undergraduate curriculum for the Yale School of Medicine. Have led sessions focused on Neuroanatomy and focused on a variety of neurologic disease states as part of the "Connections to the World Course."2017 - Present
Yale School of MedicineServe as a teacher / session leader for one of the "Top Ten Cases" as part of the Neurology / Medicine combined clerkship focusing my session on the differential diagnosis and work-up of a patient with cognitive decline.2017 - Present

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