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Christopher Sankey

MD, FACP, SFHM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Professor, Academic Hospitalist, General Internal Medicine; Leader, Academic Hospitalist Group, General Internal Medicine; Associate Program Director for Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program, Residency Programs; Director of Inpatient Education, Residency Programs; Faculty Director, Clinician Educator Distinction Pathway, Residency Programs; Faculty Director, Hospital Medicine Elective Rotation, Residency Programs; Academic Hospitalist, General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Christopher Sankey, MD, FACP, SFHM

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    Harkness Hall A, 367 Cedar St.

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

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, and fulfilling important administrative and educational roles as an Associate Program Director for the Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Ohio State University College of Medicine (2002)
  • BA
    Rice University (1997)
  • Certificate in Physician Leadership
    American College of Physicians and American Association for Physician Leadership
  • Faculty Development in Clinical Teaching
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Executive Education: Emerging Leaders Program
    Yale University
  • Medical Education Fellowship
    Yale School of Medicine
  • Chief Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Intern
    Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (2015)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2005, recertified: 2015)

Activities

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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
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
Teacher of the YearTraditional Residency Training Program2014
FellowAmerican 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
Yale Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Internal Medicine Traditional Residency ProgramYale University2002

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
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 - Present
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