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Christopher Sankey

MD, FACP, SFHM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine; Director, Program in Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine; Co-Firm Chief, Hospital Medicine Firm, General Internal Medicine; Core Faculty, Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership Distinction Pathway, Residency Programs; Faculty Director, Hospital Medicine Elective Rotation, Residency Programs

Appointments

Biography

Chris is a former Yale intern, resident, and chief resident who is a career Hospitalist. Chris was the first "academic" Hospitalist hired by the University in 2010. He is active on a local and national level in medical education and Hospital Medicine.  At present, he divides his time between supervision of medical trainees on teaching services, providing inpatient medical care on the NEMG Hospitalist service, directing the Program of Hospital Medicine in the section of General Internal Medicine, and fulfilling important administrative and educational roles as a co-Firm Chief of the Hospital Medicine inpatient medical Firm.

Education & Training

  • Certificate in Physician Leadership
    American College of Physicians and American Association for Physician Leadership (2018)
  • Faculty Development in Clinical Teaching
    Yale School of Medicine (2017)
  • Executive Education: Emerging Leaders Program
    Yale University (2015)
  • Medical Education Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2006)
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2005)
  • Intern
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2003)
  • MD
    Ohio State University College of Medicine (2002)
  • BA
    Rice University (1997)

Activities

  • Leadership: Rhetoric vs Reality
    Englewood, CO, United States 2019
    Leadership: Rhetoric vs Reality
  • Teaching Clinical Reasoning
    Englewood, CO, United States 2019
    Teaching Clinical Reasoning
  • Curriculum Development
    Englewood, CO, United States 2019
    Curriculum Development
  • Inpatient Ward Attending ‘Re-boot’: A Shared Mental Model and Tools for Improvement
    Washington, DC, United States 2019
    Inpatient Ward Attending ‘Re-boot’: A Shared Mental Model and Tools for Improvement
  • Capstone Project Summary: Implementation and Assessment of a Resident Elective Rotation in Hospital Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2019
    Capstone Project Summary: Implementation and assessment of a resident elective rotation in Hospital Medicine
  • Inpatient Attending “Re-boot”: Best Practices to Maximize Effectiveness
    Portland, OR, United States 2018
    Inpatient Attending “Re-boot”: Best Practices to Maximize Effectiveness
  • Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
    Portland, OR, United States 2018
    Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
  • Implementation and Assessment of a Resident Elective Rotation in Hospital Medicine
    Orlando, FL, United States 2018
    Implementation and Assessment of a Resident Elective Rotation in Hospital Medicine
  • Development of a Point of Care Ultrasound Curriciulum
    Southington, CT, United States 2018
    Development of a Point of Care Ultrasound Curriciulum
  • Inpatient Attending Re-Boot: Best Practices to Maximize Effectiveness as Inpatient Team Attending Physician
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Inpatient Attending Re-Boot: Best Practices to Maximize Effectiveness as Inpatient Team Attending Physician
  • Implementation and Assessment of a Resident Elective Rotation in Hospital Medicine at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center
    Boston, MA, United States 2018
    Implementation and Assessment of a Resident Elective Rotation in Hospital Medicine at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center
  • Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
  • Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
    Bridgeport, CT, United States 2017
    Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
  • Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Protocol for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
    Las Vegas, NV, United States 2017
    Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Protocol for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
  • Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Tool for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
    Washington, DC, United States 2017
    Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Tool for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
  • Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Protocol for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
    Hollywood, FL, United States 2016
    Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Protocol for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
  • Read One, Do One (Before the Next SGIM Meeting), Teach One: Publishing a Clinical Vignette for the Busy Trainee or Young Physician
    Hollywood, FL, United States 2016
    Read One, Do One (Before the Next SGIM Meeting), Teach One: Publishing a Clinical Vignette for the Busy Trainee or Young Physician
  • Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Protocol for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
    San Diego, CA, United States 2016
    Pilot of a Low-Resource, EHR-Based Protocol for Sepsis Monitoring, Alert, and Intervention
  • Clinical Case Writing for the Student, Resident, and Busy Clinician: Opportunities & Obstacles
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    Clinical Case Writing for the Student, Resident, and Busy Clinician: Opportunities & Obstacles
  • Incidental Discovery of Retained Triple Lumen Catheter Guidewire
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    Incidental Discovery of Retained Triple Lumen Catheter Guidewire
  • Dapsone-Induced Methemoglobinemia: A Tale of Two Patients
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    Dapsone-Induced Methemoglobinemia: A Tale of Two Patients
  • Through the Retrospectoscope: A Case of Necrotizing Pneumonia from Friedlander’s Bacillus
    New Haven, CT, United States 2016
    Through the Retrospectoscope: A Case of Necrotizing Pneumonia from Friedlander’s Bacillus
  • Inpatient Clinical Deterioration
    Columbus, OH, United States 2015
    Inpatient Clinical Deterioration
  • Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
    Bridgeport, CT, United States 2015
    Clinical Vignette Case-Writing for Students, Residents, and Busy Clinicians
  • Case Writing for the Busy Clinician: Opportunities & Obstacles
    Southington, CT, United States 2015
    Case Writing for the Busy Clinician: Opportunities & Obstacles
  • Deterioration to Door Time: An Exploratory Analysis of Delays in Escalation of Care for Hospitalized Patients
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2015
    Deterioration to Door Time: An Exploratory Analysis of Delays in Escalation of Care for Hospitalized Patients
  • Deterioration to Door Time: An Exploratory Analysis of Delays in Escalation of Care for Hospitalized Patients
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2015
    Deterioration to Door Time: An Exploratory Analysis of Delays in Escalation of Care for Hospitalized Patients
  • Bacillus Cereus Bacteremia and MALDI-TOF
    Boston, MA, United States 2015
    Bacillus Cereus Bacteremia and MALDI-TOF
  • Anastomotic Ulcer
    Southington, CT, United States 2015
    Anastomotic Ulcer
  • Sepsis for the Hospitalist" and "Rapid Response Systems
    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile 2014
    Sepsis for the Hospitalist and Rapid Response Systems
  • Rapid Response Teams: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Quality Improvement
    San Diego, CA, United States 2014
    Rapid Response Teams: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Quality Improvement
  • A Patient with Pruritus, Eosinophilia, and a Painful Red Ear
    San Diego, CA, United States 2014
    A Patient with Pruritus, Eosinophilia, and a Painful Red Ear
  • Listeria Sepsis in a Patient with Advanced Breast Cancer
    San Diego, CA, United States 2014
    Listeria Sepsis in a Patient with Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Legionella Pneumonia in a Patient with Advanced Lung Cancer
    San Diego, CA, United States 2014
    Legionella Pneumonia in a Patient with Advanced Lung Cancer
  • Legionella Pneumonia in a Patient with Advanced Lung Cancer
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    Legionella Pneumonia in a Patient with Advanced Lung Cancer
  • Listeria Sepsis in a Patient with Advanced Breast Cancer
    Boston, MA, United States 2014
    Listeria Sepsis in a Patient with Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Death and Grief on an Inpatient Medical Team
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    Death and Grief on an Inpatient Medical Team
  • Recurrent Aspiration as a Complication of Gastric Banding
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    Recurrent Aspiration as a Complication of Gastric Banding
  • Laboratory Abnormalities as a Clue to Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    Laboratory Abnormalities as a Clue to Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis
  • Acute EBV Infection and HIV Antibody Cross-Reactivity
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    Acute EBV Infection and HIV Antibody Cross-Reactivity
  • Aorto-Esophageal Fistula as a Rare Cause of Chest Pain
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    Aorto-Esophageal Fistula as a Rare Cause of Chest Pain
  • The Importance of In-Person Review of Imaging Test Results
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    The Importance of In-Person Review of Imaging Test Results
  • Acquired Factor VIII Deficiency: A Rare But Overlooked Bleeding Diathesis
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    Acquired Factor VIII Deficiency: A Rare But Overlooked Bleeding Diathesis
  • The Sister Mary Joseph Nodule as Presentation of Advanced Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    The Sister Mary Joseph Nodule as Presentation of Advanced Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Helicobacter Pylori as a Possible Precipitant of Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura
    Fort Washington, MD, United States 2013
    Helicobacter Pylori as a Possible Precipitant of Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura
  • Fatal Intracranial Hemorrhage & Refractory Hypercoaguable State: A Case of Atypical Hypercoagulation
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    Fatal Intracranial Hemorrhage & Refractory Hypercoaguable State: A Case of Atypical Hypercoagulation
  • Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Associated with Cocaine Abuse with Possible Levamisole Contamination
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Associated with Cocaine Abuse with Possible Levamisole Contamination
  • Aorto-Esophageal Fistula as a Rare Cause of Chest Pain
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    Aorto-Esophageal Fistula as a Rare Cause of Chest Pain
  • Acquired Factor VIII Deficiency: A Rare But Overlooked Bleeding Diathesis
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    Acquired Factor VIII Deficiency: A Rare But Overlooked Bleeding Diathesis
  • The Sister Mary Joseph Nodule as Presentation of Advanced Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    The Sister Mary Joseph Nodule as Presentation of Advanced Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Helicobacter Pylori as a Possible Precipitant of Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura
    Denver, CO, United States 2013
    Helicobacter Pylori as a Possible Precipitant of Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura
  • Strategies for Teaching the Physical Exam
    New York, NY, United States 2013
    Strategies for Teaching the Physical Exam
  • Acute EBV Infection and HIV Antibody Cross-Reactivity
    New Haven, CT, United States 2013
    Acute EBV infection and HIV antibody cross-reactivity
  • Atrial Septal Defects in the Adult Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review
    Orlando, FL, United States 2012
    Atrial Septal Defects in the Adult Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review
  • Colon Cancer Presenting as Malignant Pericardial Effusion
    San Diego, CA, United States 2012
    Colon Cancer Presenting as Malignant Pericardial Effusion
  • Atrial Septal Defects in the Adult Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review
    San Diego, CA, United States 2012
    Atrial Septal Defects in the Adult Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review
  • Atrial Septal Defects in the Adult Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review
    Portland, ME, United States 2012
    Atrial Septal Defects in the Adult Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review
  • Lymphoma, Hypercalcemia and Dermatomyositis: A Case Report and Literature Review
    Portland, ME, United States 2012
    Lymphoma, Hypercalcemia and Dermatomyositis: A Case Report and Literature Review

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Cadman Teaching AwardPrimary Care Residency Training Program2021
Young AchieverAmerican College of Physicians2019
Senior Fellow in Hospital MedicineSociety of Hospital Medicine2017
Appointment to Academic Hospitalist Committee (Invitation Only)Society of Hospital Medicine2016
Appointment to Academic Hospitalist Task Force (Invitation Only)Society of General Internal Medicine2016
Yale Faculty Teacher of the YearTraditional Residency Training Program2014
Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)American College of Physicians2014
FellowSociety of Hospital Medicine2013
Honored MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society2002
Honored MemberPhi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, The Ohio State University2002
Medical Staff AwardThe Ohio State University College of Medicine & Public Health2002
American College of Physicians AwardThe Ohio State University College of Medicine & Public Health2002

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
WELD Leadership Development Committee, Diversity and Inclusion SubcommitteeWELD Leadership Development Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, Yale New Haven Hospital - Yale School of Medicine2020 - Present
Internal Medicine Diversity Committee, Yale School of MedicineMember2019 - Present
American College of Physicians, Publications CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
Yale New Haven Health System, System Sepsis Care Optimization ProjectBoard Member2018 - Present
New England Journal of Medicine, Faculty Facilitator, Resident360.orgReviewer2017 - Present
Society of General Internal MedicineInvited member of the national Academic Hospitalist Commission2016 - Present
Society of Hospital MedicineInvited member of the national Academic Hospitalist Committee2016 - Present
Yale University, Mentor Advisor Coach (MAC), Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal MedicineMentor2016 - 2020
Yale New Haven Health System, System Antimicrobial Surveillance (SAS) Task ForceBoard Member2016 - Present
ACP Publishing, Editorial Board MemberDr. Christopher Sankey, ACP Publishing, Editorial Board Member2015 - Present
American College of PhysiciansPhysician Editor, ACP Hospitalist "Brief Case" Clinical Vignette Column2014 - 2020
Yale New Haven Hospital, “Right Patient, Right Bed, Right Time” Patient Safety InitiativeMember2014 - 2016
Society of Hospital Medicine, Clinical Vignette Reviewer for National MeetingsReviewer2014 - 2015
American College of Physicians, Clinical Vignette Reviewer for National MeetingsReviewer2013 - 2015
ACP Hospitalist, Physician Editor, “The Brief Case” Clinical Case Writing SeriesEditor2012 - 2019
Yale New Haven Hospital, Resuscitation/Rapid Response Review CommitteeMember2012 - 2016
Yale New Haven Hospital, Medical Directors Leadership CouncilMember2012 - 2015
Module Review Committee, Yale School of MedicineMember2012 - 2013
Patient Care Curricular Goals Committee, Yale School of MedicineMember2012
Society of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Vignette Reviewer for Regional and National MeetingsReviewer2011 - 2014
Medicine Clerkship Steering Committee, Yale School of MedicineMember2011 - 2013
Master Clinician Workgroup, Yale School of MedicineMember2011 - 2013
Yale New Haven Hospital, Rapid Response Team Interdisciplinary CommitteeCo-Chair2010 - 2016
Yale New Haven Hospital, Department of Medicine Operations Committee/Medical Inpatient Steering Committee for QualityMember2010 - 2015
Yale New Haven Hospital, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection CommitteeMember2010 - 2013
Yale New Haven Hospital, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee for Medication SafetyMember2010 - 2013
Yale University, Intern Selection Committee, Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal MedicineMember2008 - Present
Yale New Haven Hospital, Antibiotic Drug Utilization SubcommitteeMember2007 - 2016

Departments & Organizations