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Carol Lynn Dorfman, MD, FAAP

Medical Services Provider; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

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Carol Lynn Dorfman, MD, FAAP



Dr. Dorfman grew up in California but completed her undergraduate studies with a Biology from Williams College in Massachusetts. She attended medical school at Stanford University and then completed her pediatric residency training at the University of California, San Diego. From 1992 to 2017 she was in private practice in the New Haven area while also supervising Yale residents and medical students in the Pediatric Primary Care center at the Hospital of St. Raphael. Since joining the Section of General Pediatrics at Yale in 2017, she returned to working in the Primary Care Center, York Street Campus, which as of October 2020 is currently located at 150 Sargent Drive. Her interests include asthma management and dermatology and she participates in the Pediatric Dermatology clinic twice a month. Dr. Dorfman has also been part of the group well child care “Wingspan” clinic team, supervising residents in both Spanish and English speaking groups. She also works two weekends a month in the Well baby Nursery. As Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, her other teaching activities at Yale include participation in many volunteer clinical skills workshops for residents and medical students. Since 2017, Dr. Dorfman has also been an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Quinnipiac University Frank Netter School of Medicine, teaching clinical interview and physical exam skills to first and second year students in the Foundations of Clinical Care course.

Education & Training

  • Residency
    UCSD School of Medicine (1992)
  • MD
    Stanford University (1989)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1992, recertified: 2014)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Faculty Honor RollPediatric residents2020

Professional Service

Yale School of Medicine, Department of PediatricsChairperson for 6 years the committee member until present for Pediatric Voluntary Faculty Appointments and Promotions.2012 - Present

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