Daniel Tobin, MD, FACP, BS

Associate Professor Term; Medical Director

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Yale Medicine


Daniel G. Tobin, MD, FACP earned his medical degree from Cornell University before completing his internal medicine training at Yale New Haven Hospital, and he is now an Associate Professor of Medicine on the faculty at Yale University.  Dr. Tobin is the Medical Director for the Adult Primary Care Center at Yale New Haven Hospital (Saint Raphael’s Campus) and is part of the leadership team for the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Tobin is a recipient of the residency program’s Teacher of the Year award as well as the Clinician-Educator of the Year award from the New England Society of General Internal Medicine.  He is also a member of the Governor’s Council for the CT Chapter of the American College of Physicians and a Past President for the New England Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Tobin’s scholarship has focused on opioid safety and academic medicine and he has been featured on National Public Radio and in other media outlets for his work.  He is the author of multiple manuscripts and book chapters about safe opioid use, gives academic lectures across the country, and serves as content expert for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program called SCOPE of Pain.  In Connecticut, Dr. Tobin serves as a member of the CT Alcohol and Drug Policy Council (ADPC), sits on the CT Bar Association Opioid Task Force, and is a member of the CT Opioid Response (CORE) team charged by the Governor with standardizing opioid safety efforts across the state.  He also collaborates with legislators, the CT Department of Public Health, and the CT Department of Consumer Protection to help develop, vet, and implement opioid prescribing legislation and best practice policies.  

In addition to his scholarship on pain management and opioid safety, other areas of academic interest include quality of care, administrative medicine, medical education, and medical-legal aspects of medical care.  His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and management of complex medical conditions in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, he has supervised the implementation of an electronic medical record system across a multi-specialty practice and has developed expertise in system-based practice improvement.  In addition to his clinical and academic work, he also serves expert witness for medical malpractice legislation and assists the CT Department of Public Health with expert case review for their Physicians Investigations section.

Education & Training

MD Cornell University Medical College (1999)
BS Cornell University (1995)
Chief Medical Resident Hospital of Saint Raphael
Medicine Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2002)

Honors & Recognition

  • Clinician-Educator of the Year AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine, New England Region (2015)

  • George Thornton Teacher of the Year AwardYale Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program (2014)

  • Best Oral PresentationSociety of General Internal Medicine, New England Region (2011)

Professional Service

  • CT Bar Association (2016 - Present) CT Opioid Task Force

  • CT Alcohol, Drug, and Policy Council (2016 - Present) Prevention, Screening, and Early Intervention Subcommittee

  • State of CT, DPH, Practioner Licensing and Investigations Section (2015 - Present) Consultant

  • Improving Pain-Related Outcomes for Veterans (IMPROVE) Quality Enchancement Research Initiative (QUERI) (2015 - Present) Strategic Advisory Board

  • CT State Medical Society (2014 - Present)

  • Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) Program (2014 - Present) FDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Program. Content Expert, Lead Organizer

  • Association of State and Territorial Officials (ASTHO) (2013) Connecticut Prescription Drug Abuse Task-Force

  • American Pain Society (2013 - Present) Member

  • Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine (2012 - 2014) Member

  • American College of Physicians (2010 - Present) Scientific Session Peer Review

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, New England Region (2005 - Present) Scientific Abstract Review Committee

  • Society of General Internal Medicine (1999 - Present) Past President, New England Region. Former Chair, Board of Regional Leaders. Former Leadership Council Member.

  • American College of Physicians (1999 - Present) Governor's Council for the CT Chapter, Finance Committee, Resolutions Committee, Scientific Abstract Review Committee, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee, Poster Judge


  • Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Las Vegas, United States (2016)

    Safe Opioid Prescribing presentation

  • Safe and Competent Opioid Education (SCOPE) Course Madison, United States (2016)

  • Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) Course Indianapolis, United States (2016)

  • Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Atlanta, United States (2016)

    Pain Management: Perils and Pearls presentation

  • Prescribing Opioids in Primary Care: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Challenges. San Diego, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: A Primary Care "Toolbox" for Employing Rational Analgesia, Managing Risk, and Enhancing Communication. Orlando, United States (2014 - 2014)

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Daniel Tobin, MD, FACP, BS
Patient Care Location
Adult Primary Care Center, YNHH-SRCYale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Yale Primary CareYale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street, Rm Private 308

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
General Internal MedicineYale Primary Care, Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511