David Brissette, PA-C, MMSc

Assistant Professor in the Physician Associate Program, Department of Medicine; Associate Program Director; Director of Admissions

Departments & Organizations

Physician Associate (PA) Program

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


  • Assist the Program Director in the management aspects of the Physician Associate Program
  • Maintain ARC-PA accreditation standards for the program
  • Assist the didactic and clinical faculty with curriculum and exam development
  • Chair of the Admissions, Progress and Curriculum Committees
  • Lecturer in history taking and clinical practicum courses
  • Small group facilitator for history taking, physical examination, communicating difficult news and shared decision making workshops for PA and medical students
  • Core faculty member for the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) integrating pre-clinical training for first-year PA, medical and advanced practice nursing students.
  • Academic advisor for PA students
  • Clinical practice with the Hospitalist Service at Yale New Haven Hospital

Education & Training

MMSc Emory University, Physician Assistant (1994)
BS Tulane University, Biology (1992)

Honors & Recognition

  • Inspiring Yale 2016Yale GPSS (2016)

  • Physician Assistants as Medicine Hospitalist: The Yale New Haven Hospital Experience.PAEA Research Institute Grant (2006)

Professional Service

  • Yale University Physician Associate Program (2010 - Present) Admissions Committee Chair

  • Yale University Physician Associate Program (2007 - 2010) Admissions Committee

  • Connecticut PA Foundation (2007 - 2016)

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Contact Info

David Brissette, PA-C, MMSc
Patient Care Location
Hospitalist ServiceYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Yale PA Program100 Church Street South, Ste A 250
New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Addresses
P.O. Box 208083
New Haven, CT 06520-8083
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100 Church Street South

New Haven, CT 06519