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Dana Dunne, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Associate DIO; GME Director, Educator Development, Department of Medicine; Associate, Teaching and Learning Center; Associate Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Internal Medicine; Director of YMS Coaching Program , Office of Curriculum

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Dana Dunne, MD, MHS

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Dr. Dunne has spent the majority of her career focusing on the care of patients with sexually transmitted diseases and on the education of clinicians who also care for these patients. She is a founding and core faculty member for the Yale Primary Care HIV Training Track.

Dr Dunne also enjoys medical education and faculty development. She was the Inpatient Internal Medicine Clerkship Director from 2011-2023 and now is Director of the YMS Coaching program. She directs educator development projects for GME and UME.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine, Medical Education (2020)
  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1992)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (1990)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1989)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1986)
  • BA
    University of Washington, Zoology (1981)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
The Steven Huot Award for Dedication and ExcellenceYale School of Medicine Primary Care Residency Program 2023
Fred Kantor, MD award for Outstanding Clinical TeachingTraditional Internal Medicine Residency Program2019
Edwin C Cadman, MD Award for Outstanding Clinical TeachingYale Primary Care Residency Program2019
Charles W. Bohmfalk Prize for teaching in the clinical sciencesYale School of Medicine2019
The Stephen Huot award for Dedication and ExcellenceYale School of Medicine Primary Care Program2016
Francis Gillman Blake AwardYale School of Medicine2013
Didactic Instruction AwardYale School of Medicine- Physician Associate Program2011
Fellow, American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians2009

Professional Service

GiddyContent expert for lay article on syphilis for Giddy sexual health on line magazine|5799046517996107 2023
Yale CME, Yale School of MedicineBoard Member2022 - Present
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular DevelopmentReviewer2022 - Present
IDSAIDSA annual meeting abstract reviewer2022
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2021 - Present
CurbsidersGuest for Curbsider Podcast Episode 127 : STIs Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia2018
Old Saybrook Democratic Town CommitteeCommittee Member2017 - Present
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM)Member2011 - Present
Advisory Board for the Ratelle STD Prevention Training Center, CDCinput for educational programming across NE2011 - 2018
American College of PhysiciansFellow2009 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaMember1992 - Present

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