Katherine C. McKenzie, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine: Yale Center for Asylum Medicine

Yale Medicine


Dr. McKenzie practices general internal medicine at the Yale Adult Primary Care Center. She teaches medical students and residents in small group settings, in her ambulatory office and on the general medical wards at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. McKenzie is the director of the Yale Center for Asylum Medicine. She and her colleagues at the Center perform medical forensic evaluations of asylum seekers. She works with attorneys from Yale Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law, as well as the human rights groups such as Physicians for Human Rights, HealthRight International, the American Friends Service Committee and the Connecticut Institute of Refugees and Immigrants. She provides objective medical assessments of people who report experiencing torture or persecution in the countries from which they have fled.

Education & Training

MD Boston University (1992)
BA University of Colorado at Boulder (1987)
Resident University Hospital, Boston, MA

Honors & Recognition

  • Leonard B. Tow Award for Humanism in MedicineYale School of Medicine (2018)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2018Connecticut Magazine (2018)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2017Connecticut Magazine (2017)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2014Connecticut Magazine (2014)

  • Outstanding Faculty Vignette Poster, SGIM New England Regional Meeting. “Case Studies of Asylum Seekers.”Society of General Internal Medicine (2013)

  • Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical CareDepartment of Medicine (2010)

Professional Service

  • Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers (2019 - Present) Board Member

  • Project Access New Haven (2018 - Present) Board Member

  • American College of Physicians (2017 - Present) Fellow, American College of Physicians

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Contact Info

Katherine C. McKenzie, MD, FACP
Patient Care Location
Yale Adult Primary Care CenterPrimary Care Center, Yale New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
General Internal MedicineDepartment of Internal Medicine
367 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. McKenzie and Dr. Farhadian examine a political asylum applicant.