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Shaili Gupta, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity, Department of Education; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine; Director of Clinical Operations of COVID-19, VACHS

Contact Information

Shaili Gupta, MBBS

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    950 Campbell Avenue, Bldg 1, Floor 5, Department of Medicine

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Dr Gupta is a clinician-educator with expertise in clinical virology who works as an Academic Hospitalist and Infectious Disease specialist at the VA. Her primary interests are in clinical research, medical education, and enhancement of respectful and inclusive work-culture. She is the director of clinical operations for COVID-19 and director of didactic education for Internal Medicine house-staff at the VA. She co-chairs the Program Evaluation Committee for Yale Internal Medicine Residency program, leads the Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity efforts at the VA and is faculty leader for the Race, Bias and Advocacy in Medicine, a Distinction Pathway track in Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Gupta has been serving as research supervisor, thesis advisor and mentor to students, residents, fellows and faculty for more than a decade, and is passionate about career development for her mentees. She completed her fellowship training at Yale in 2008, and currently divides her time between providing patient care for veterans admitted to the VA hospital, education for trainees, clinical and administrative efforts for COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 vaccine plans, DEI enhancement, and clinical research.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Residency
    University of Maryland, Union Memorial Hospital (2006)
  • MBBS
    Sawai Man Singh Medical College (1998)


  • Requirement of O2 within 24 hours of arrival to Hospital predicts COVID-19 Outcomes
    National Annual Meeting, Virtual meeting 2021
  • Closure of Surgical and Interventional Services in a Teaching Hospital: Impact on Internal Medicine Trainees and the Medicine/Subspecialty Service Workload
    National Annual Meeting, Virtual 2021
  • Oxygen Requirement on Admission as a Predictor of Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
    National Meeting Virtual Conference 2021
  • COVID-19 Outcomes and Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Isolated From Veterans in New England
    National Annual Virtual Meeting 2021
  • SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Immune responses and Vaccine disparities
    Virtual Grand Rounds 2021
  • Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19 Pandemic: The VACT Experience
    Boston, United States 2020
  • Diagnostic Stewardship: Rapid Diagnostic tests for Infectious Diseases: How to Use and Interpret
    Manchester, United States 2019
  • Opportunity for Improvement Conference: Use and misuse of Procalcitonin test in Sepsis and Pneumonia
    Augusta, United States 2019
  • Falling through the Cracks: Subclavian Steal Syndrome
    Washington, United States 2019
  • Pitfalls in Diagnosis of Syncope: A case of Subclavian steal syndrome
    Baltimore, United States 2019
  • Rapid Diagnostics in Infectious Diseases: Procalcitonin and Accelerate for Bacteremia
    Old Saybrook, United States 2019
  • Internal Medicine Updates Conference: Septic Arthritis of Native Joints: Outcomes with Medical vs Surgical Management and Next steps
    Providence, United States 2018
  • VISN 1 Primary Care Grand Rounds, New England : The Positive Test: Interpretation and Clinical Guidance on Liver Fluke Serology and Host Markers for Bacterial Infections
    Boston, United States 2018
  • Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds: Procalcitonin test for Bacterial Infections: Pitfalls and Clinical Utilization
    Farmington, United States 2018
  • Infectious Diseases Fellows Conference: Opportunistic Infections in the Immunosuppressed: Special focus on HIV-infected individuals
    Farmington, United States 2018
  • Native Joint Septic Arthritis: Comparison of Outcomes with Surgical and Medical Management
    Orlando, United States 2018
  • Septic Arthritis of Native Joints: Are Outcomes Better with Medical vs Surgical Management?
    San Diego, United States 2017
  • Septic Arthritis of Native Joints: Are Outcomes Better with Medical vs Surgical Management?
    Orange, United States 2017
  • Antiretroviral (ARV) Resistance and Clinical Outcome in Demographically Diverse HIV Infected ARV Experienced Persons in Connecticut from 1999 to 2008
    Vancouver, Canada 2010
  • Hepatitis C Mono-infection and Co-infection with HIV and Hepatitis B: Management Strategies
    Dallas, United States 2008
  • Sero-surveillance Hepatitis B in Connecticut Correctional Facilities: Implications from coinfection to vaccination and treatment
    Philadelphia, United States 2008
  • Abnormalities of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Myotonic Dystrophy
    Baltimore, United States 2006
  • The Resistant Learner: Challenges of Resident Evaluation
    Tucson, United States 2005

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Nominated for Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching award in Clinical Sciences2021
Veterans Health Affairs Secretary's Coin of ExcellenceVeterans Affairs Healthcare Systems of USA2020
The Asghar Rasteghar, MD Teacher of the Year AwardYale Internal Medicine Residency Program2020
Outstanding Medical ResidentUnion Memorial Hospital, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD2006

Professional Service

Open Forum Infectious DiseasesReviewer2022 - Present
Yale School of Medicine DEI SubcommitteeAdvisor2021 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, DEI CommitteeCommittee Member2021 - Present
Yale School of Medicine Faculty Advisory Committee to the DeanAdvisor2020 - Present
VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems COVID-19 Treatment CommitteeAdvisor2020 - Present
Yale Internal Medicine Inpatient Education CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
Annals of Internal MedicineReviewer2019 - Present
Plos OneReviewer2018 - Present
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2017 - Present
Veterans Affairs Healthcare SystemsAntibiotic Stewardship Committee at VACT, West Haven, CT2015 - Present
Yale Internal Medicine Program Evaluation CommitteeCo-Chair2015 - Present
Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems of CTGiant Steps Program: Poetry Teacher2012 - 2014
Veterans Affairs Healthcare SystemsHuman Investigation Committee, VACT, West Haven, CT2012 - Present
Americares Clinic for the UninsuredPhysician2007 - 2008

Departments & Organizations