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Catherine Chiles, MD

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Catherine Chiles, MD



Dr. Catherine Chiles is an Associate Professor/Clinical Educator at the Yale School of Medicine, and is a board-certified psychiatrist with added qualifications in Psychosomatic Medicine. She was Director of the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at the West Haven VA, a position she held from 1995 to 2016. She has trained Yale medical students, residents and fellows in the art of psychiatric practice at the interface with other medical and surgical services. She is active in the education missions of the VA and the Yale School of Medicine where she served on Psychiatry curriculum review and YSM admission committees. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Associates of the Yale Cushing-Whitney Medical Library. Dr. Chiles has won national awards for education, including the Leah Lowenstein Award for Humane and Egalitarian Education twice. She has won the Yale Psychiatry Residents Association Teaching Award 4 times.

Dr. Chiles has served as a Senior National Examiner of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a Fellow of The American College of Psychiatrists and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Fellow of The Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1987)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (1986)
  • MD
    University of North Carolina (1982)
  • SB
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering (1978)

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