Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR

Associate Professor Term; Associate Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics; Co-Director, Yale Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion

Departments & Organizations

General Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine Associates: Depression Collaborative Care Program

Investigative Medicine Program

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Lydia S. Dugdale, MD, MAR (ethics) is an associate professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine and the associate director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine. Her teaching commitments at Yale include clinical medicine and general ethics to medical students and residents. She is the director of a research ethics course for doctoral students.

Dugdale’s scholarship focuses on biomedical ethics, with particular emphasis on care at the end of life. She is editor of the book Dying in the Twenty-first Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well (MIT Press, May 2015). She has published widely in peer-reviewed and popular press journals and has been interviewed on television and Public Radio. She has received grant funding from the John Templeton Foundation.

Dugdale holds a master’s degree in ethics from Yale Divinity School. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her clinical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She practices primary care medicine with Yale Internal Medicine Associates. 

Education & Training

MAR Yale Divinity School, Ethics (2018)
MD University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2006)
BA American University (1999)
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2009, recertified: 2009)

Professional Service

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Ethics Committee Member


  • Pediatric developmental assessments in 3 orphanges Udmurtia, Russia (2000)

    Pediatric developmental assessments in 3 orphanges

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Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR
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Yale Internal Medicine AssociatesYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Fl 1st

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Internal Medicine AssociatesYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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