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Avlin Imaeda, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Medical Director, North Haven Endoscopy Center

Contact Information

Avlin Imaeda, MD, PhD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Department of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), PO Box 208019

    New Haven, CT 06520-8019

    United States



As of August 2022 I am joining Yale's Metabolic Health and Weight Loss Program. Previously I have practiced general gastroenterology at VACT for 15 years with a strong endoscopic focus including colon cancer screening and prevention, small bowel deep enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy and treatment of dysplastic Barretts esophagus with radiofrequency ablation and hybrid argon plasma coagulation. I was Yale's Digestive Diseases fellowship program director from 2012 through 2021 during which time my academic interest was largely focused on education and general GI clinical topics such as GI bleeding from small bowel angiodysplasias.

I am very excited to continue my interest in preventative medicine by focusing on the extremely important area of metabolic health and weight loss. I will offer medication management, lifestyle intervention and endoscopic options for weight loss and weight regain following bariatric surgical procedures. I will also work closely with Bariatric Surgery Service to refer appropriate patients and care for patients who have had bariatric surgery. I look forward to working closely with colleagues from Digestive Diseases, Bariatric Surgery, Endocrinology and Cardiology. My academic interests are shifting along with my clinical focus and will likely focus on areas of clinical management of weight loss and effects of weight loss and lifestyle interventions on management of GI diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux, diarrhea and constipation.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale University (2004)
  • Residency
    Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
  • MD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2000)
  • PhD
    Yale University (1996)
  • BS
    Worcester Polytech Institute (1990)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
American Gastroenterological Association Future Leaders Program: Inaugural ClassAmerican Gastroenterological Association2014
Kushlan Award for Best Research FellowYale Section of Digestive Diseases2007
Miles Pharmaceutical FellowshipMiles Pharmaceuticals1992
Phi Sigma, National Biology Honor Society InducteePhi Sigma1989
Juvenile Diabetes Association FellowshipJuvenile Diabetes Associate1989

Professional Service

YNHH CervisVaccine preparer/ Vaccine administration2021
Advisory Committee for GI Program Directors During COVID19, American Gastroenterological AssociationServed on Advisory Board organized by Senior Director of Training Tamara Jones of the American Gastroenterological Association, to advise and organize events to help program directors with curriculum and video interviewing.2020 - Present
American Association of Internal MedicineAmerican Gastroenterology Association representative to the Summit on the fellowship match process.2015
American Gastroenterology AssociationCo-Chaired, Multi-Society GI Training Directors Workshop in Pheonix, AZ2015
Association of Specialty ProfessorsCouncilor, Association of Specialty Professors2014 - 2017
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)American Gastroenterological Association Training Subcommittee 2014 - 2015
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)Served on committee that writes questions and develops the graduate training exam for gastroenterology fellows.2014 - 2018
American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)As Chairperson of the Training subcommittee, I also served on the full education and training committee2014 - 2015
American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)Vice Chair, training subcomittee2013 - 2014
Multi- GI society, AGA representatitveProgram Directors Caucus Steering Committee, Multi-Society Committee2012 - 2014
Internal MedicineInterviewer, Internal Medicine to Gastroenterology short-track candidates2012 - 2020
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)American Gastroenterological Association Training Subcommittee2011 - 2014
Journal of Clinical GastroenterologyAssociate Editor2009 - 2016
Internal Medicine, Yale UniversityInternal medicine residency selection committee2008 - 2011

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