Thilan Wijesekera, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor; Director of Physical Examination, Yale School of Medicine; Director of Clinical Reasoning, Yale School of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Yale Academic Hospitalist Program

Yale Medicine


Thilan Wijesekera, MD, MHS received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry before completing his residency training in Yale University’s Primary Care Residency Program. He subsequently completed a General Internal Medicine Fellowship in Medical Education at Yale University School of Medicine, during which he received a Master of Health Science degree in the Medical Education Pathway.   

In 2018, he joined the Academic Hospitalist Program in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine.  He is active in medical education, particularly at Yale University School of Medicine, where he has roles as the Director of Clinical Reasoning,  Director of Physical Examination, and a section leader in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience.  

Dr. Wijesekera's educational interests include clinical skills, curriculum development, and mentorship for medical students and residents.  His research interests include clinical reasoning, diagnostic error, and disparities in medical education with recent publications in JAMA Internal Medicine and Academic Medicine.  He gives faculty development workshops regionally and nationally on teaching clinical reasoning and diagnostic error, on which he completed a fellowship with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (2018).

Education & Training

MHS Yale University (2018)
MD University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2013)
BA Duke University (2009)
General Internal Medicine Fellow in Medical Education Yale School of Medicine
Medical Resident Yale University Internal Medicine Primary Care Program (2016)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2016)

Honors & Recognition

  • John W. Brackett Award for Resident TeacherYale University School of Medicine (2016)

  • Power Day Resident AwardYale University School of Medicine (2015)

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