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Juliette Fromm Spelman, MD, BS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Medical director and Firm Chief, Primary care, Firm B, West Haven VA Medical center

Contact Information

Juliette Fromm Spelman, MD, BS

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    950 Campbell Avenue, Firm B, Primary care

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Juliette Spelman received a bachelor of science in Chemistry from Yale University, graduating with honors, magna cum laude. She received her MD from NYU, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society, and completed both her residency and chief residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr Spelman currently serves as a medical director and firm chief for a large primary care clinic at the West Haven VA.

Her academic work focuses on quality improvement in health care delivery to Veterans, with a focus on Veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Education & Training

  • Chief Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2007)
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2006)
  • Intern
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2004)
  • MD
    New York University School of Medicine (2003)
  • BS
    Yale University (1999)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2007, recertified: 2017)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Community partner excellence awardUniversity of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University: Urban Studies Tract2018
Innovation AwardVA Connecticut: Primary care2017
I-CARE award for excellence2017
American Medical Women’s Association Citation for outstanding academic achievementAMWA- New York University School of Medicine2003
Alpha Omega AlphaAOA2003

Professional Service

VA New England Region: Stepped Care for Opioid Use DIsorder Treatment- Train the Trainer (SCOUTT)Primary care lead for interdisciplinary group tasked with rolling out treatment for opioid use disorder into level one clinics in New England region of the VA, including primary care and general mental health.2018 - 2019
VA National: Opioid Use Disorder Leadership Toolkit WorkgroupCollaborated with leaders in primary care, mental health, and academic detailing, to construct a national toolkit aimed at facilitating and enhancing opioid use disorder treatment within the VA.2018
Faculty Advisory Council to the Dean, Yale University School Of MedicineCouncil Member2017 - 2020
VA Connecticut: Consult CommitteeEstablished an interdisciplinary consult committee, aimed at reviewing and revising consultation templates within the VA Electronic Medical Record for VA Connecticut2017 - 2019
Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency ProgramMentor Advisor Coach2016 - 2020
VA Connecticut: Post-Deployment Care InitiativePrimary care champion, serves as content expert on Post-Deployment care and participates in monthly interdisciplinary review of complex cases.2009 - 2019
Internal Medicine Categorical Residency Selection CommitteeCommittee Member2007 - 2019

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