Kirsten Bechtel, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Medical Director, Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Chairperson, Yale Traffic Safety Subcommittee

Co-Chairperson, State of Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel

Co-Principal Investigator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Education & Training

MD University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1991)
Fellow Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Resident St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1994, recertified: 2016)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1996, recertified: 2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Eton Ivy AwardYale University-Office of New Haven Affairs and City of New Haven (2015)

  • Partners AwardChildren In Placement New Haven CT (2010)

  • Invitation by the Surgeon General Multidisciplinary Workshop Child Maltreatment Prevention Bethesda MD (2005)

  • Child Advocacy Award Children In Placement New Haven CT (2004)

  • Public Service AwardSecretary of the State of Connecticut (2003)

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Contact Info

Kirsten Bechtel, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric Emergency MedicineYale New Haven Hospital - West Pavilion
1 Park Street, Ste 1st Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
Pediatric Emergency Medicine100 York Street Suite 1F
New Haven, CT 06511