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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)


  • Recognizing neurologic complications of syphilis
    zoom 2023
    APT Foundation - Updates
  • Taking a Sexual Health History
    Zoom 2023
    First Choice Training Series
  • Syphilis 101
    zoom 2023
    CT DPH STD Clinicians Meeting
  • Genital Ulcer Disease NOS; Panel Discussion
    Boston, MA, United States 2022
    4 day STI Intensive course for ID Fellow
  • Creating an effective learning climate
    zoom session 2022
    Columbia Presbyterian Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • STI Update: CDC STI Treatment Guidelines 2021
    Waterbury, CT, United States 2022
    CIDS Annual Meeting
  • Genital Ulcer Disease NOS; Panel Discussion
    zoom session to 50 ID fellows in Northeast and Texas, Florida 2021
    4 day intensive STI course for ID Fellows
  • Direct Observation
    Zoom format 2021
    Improving Faculty Competence in Assessment
  • Genital Ulcer Diseases NOS
    Zoom session to 50 ID fellows from Northeast and Texas 2020
    Ratelle CDC STD PTC 4 day ID Fellow Intensive course

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

YSMEPCC Learning Climate Subcommittee2023 - Present
GiddyContent expert for lay article on syphilis for Giddy sexual health on line magazine|5799046517996107 2023
Yale New Haven Health SystemCo-chairing YNHH care pathway development for sexually transmitted infections2023 - Present
Yale School of MedicineCo-Chair LCME Education Self Study Task Force 2022 - 2023
Yale CME, Yale School of MedicineBoard Member2022 - Present
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular DevelopmentReviewer2022 - Present
Yale School of MedicineCo-Chaired YSM Educational Strategic Planning Domain- Enhancing Student engagement in attaining competency2022 - 2023
Yale School of MedicineYSM Educational Strategic Planning executive committee member2022 - 2023
IDSAIDSA annual meeting abstract reviewer2022
YSM Educational Strategic PlanningYSM Educational Strategic Planning Steering Committee2021 - 2022
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2021 - Present
Dean's Fund Flow Committee- Education WorkstreamMember2021 - 2022
YNHHYNHH MEC Finance Subcommittee2020 - 2023
YSM Educational Policy and Curriculum CommitteeEPCC Committee Member- GME representative2019 - 2024
Yale Clerkship Review CommitteeMember2018 - 2022
CurbsidersGuest for Curbsider Podcast Episode 127 : STIs Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia2018
YSM Executive Policy and Curriculum CommitteeMember2018 - Present
GME Executive CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2017 - 2022
GME / UME Assessment CommitteeChair2017 - 2020
Deans Task Force on MSPE and Clerkship GradesMember2017 - 2019
Yale Internal Medicine Distinctions CommitteeFounding Member2017 - Present
Old Saybrook Democratic Town CommitteeCommittee Member2017 - Present
ID Fellowship Clinical Competency CommitteeChair2014 - Present
Residency Inpatient Curriculum CommitteeChair2012 - 2017
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM)Member2011 - Present
Internal Medicine Residency Competency CommitteeMember2011 - 2023
Advisory Board for the Ratelle STD Prevention Training Center, CDCinput for educational programming across NE2011 - 2018
Clerkship Redesign CommitteeCo-Chair2011 - 2016
Modules Review CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Internal Medicine Intern Selection CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Clerkship Director CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Graduate Medical Education CommitteeMember2011 - Present
American College of PhysiciansFellow2009 - Present
PA Admisstions CommitteeInterviewer2009 - 2014
ID Fellowship Selection CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaMember1992 - Present

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