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Avlin Imaeda, MD, PhD

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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



I am currently the fellowship program director for Digestive Diseases and I have held this position since 2012. Prior to becoming the fellowship program director I was the associate program director for 3 years. My practice is in general gastroenterology at VACT and I have a special interest in diseases of the small bowel and obscure GI bleeding. In addition to routine endoscopy I read small bowel capsules and deep enteroscopy. My academic interest is in education, obscure GI bleeding and quality improvement.

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 - Present
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 Gastroenterology AssociationCo-Chaired, Multi-Society GI Training Directors Workshop in Pheonix, AZ2015
American Association of Internal MedicineAmerican Gastroenterology Association representative to the Summit on the fellowship match process.2015
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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