Daniel Tobin

Daniel Tobin

MD, FACP, BS
Associate Professor Term; Medical Director

Contact Information

Daniel Tobin, MD, FACP, BS

Patient Care Location

Office Location

  • Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
    1450 Chapel Street, Rm Private 308
    New Haven, CT, 06511

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    Yale Primary Care, Saint Raphael Campus, 1450 Chapel Street

    New Haven, CT, 06511

    United States

Daniel Tobin

Appointments

Biography

Daniel G. Tobin, MD, FACP earned his medical degree from Cornell University before completing his internal medicine training at Yale New Haven Hospital, and he is now an Associate Professor of Medicine on the faculty at Yale University.  Dr. Tobin is the Medical Director for the Adult Primary Care Center at Yale New Haven Hospital (Saint Raphael’s Campus) and is part of the leadership team for the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Tobin is a recipient of the residency program’s Teacher of the Year award as well as the Clinician-Educator of the Year award from the New England Society of General Internal Medicine.  He is also a member of the Governor’s Council for the CT Chapter of the American College of Physicians and a Past President for the New England Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Tobin’s scholarship has focused on opioid safety and academic medicine and he has been featured on National Public Radio and in other media outlets for his work.  He is the author of multiple manuscripts and book chapters about safe opioid use, gives academic lectures across the country, and serves as content expert for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program called SCOPE of Pain.  In Connecticut, Dr. Tobin serves as a member of the CT Alcohol and Drug Policy Council (ADPC), sits on the CT Bar Association Opioid Task Force, and is a member of the CT Opioid Response (CORE) team charged by the Governor with standardizing opioid safety efforts across the state.  He also collaborates with legislators, the CT Department of Public Health, and the CT Department of Consumer Protection to help develop, vet, and implement opioid prescribing legislation and best practice policies.  

In addition to his scholarship on pain management and opioid safety, other areas of academic interest include quality of care, administrative medicine, medical education, and medical-legal aspects of medical care.  His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and management of complex medical conditions in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, he has supervised the implementation of an electronic medical record system across a multi-specialty practice and has developed expertise in system-based practice improvement.  In addition to his clinical and academic work, he also serves expert witness for medical malpractice legislation and assists the CT Department of Public Health with expert case review for their Physicians Investigations section.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Cornell University Medical College (1999)
  • BS
    Cornell University (1995)
  • Chief Medical Resident
    Hospital of Saint Raphael
  • Medicine Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2002)

Activities

  • Symposium on Advanced Wound Care
    Las Vegas, United States 2016
    Safe Opioid Prescribing presentation
  • Safe and Competent Opioid Education (SCOPE) Course
    Madison, United States 2016
  • Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) Course
    Indianapolis, United States 2016
  • Symposium on Advanced Wound Care
    Atlanta, United States 2016
    Pain Management: Perils and Pearls presentation
  • Prescribing Opioids in Primary Care: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common Challenges.
    San Diego, United States 2014
  • Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: A Primary Care "Toolbox" for Employing Rational Analgesia, Managing Risk, and Enhancing Communication.
    Orlando, United States 2014

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Clinician-Educator of the Year AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine, New England Region2015
George Thornton Teacher of the Year AwardYale Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program2014
Best Oral PresentationSociety of General Internal Medicine, New England Region2011

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
CT Bar AssociationCT Opioid Task Force2016 - Present
CT Alcohol, Drug, and Policy CouncilPrevention, Screening, and Early Intervention Subcommittee2016 - Present
State of CT, DPH, Practioner Licensing and Investigations SectionConsultant2015 - Present
Improving Pain-Related Outcomes for Veterans (IMPROVE) Quality Enchancement Research Initiative (QUERI)Strategic Advisory Board2015 - Present
CT State Medical Society2014 - Present
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) ProgramFDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Program. Content Expert, Lead Organizer2014 - Present
Association of State and Territorial Officials (ASTHO)Connecticut Prescription Drug Abuse Task-Force2013
American Pain SocietyMember2013 - Present
Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal MedicineMember2012 - 2014
American College of PhysiciansScientific Session Peer Review2010 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine, New England RegionScientific Abstract Review Committee2005 - Present
Society of General Internal MedicinePast President, New England Region. Former Chair, Board of Regional Leaders. Former Leadership Council Member.1999 - Present
American College of PhysiciansGovernor's Council for the CT Chapter, Finance Committee, Resolutions Committee, Scientific Abstract Review Committee, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee, Poster Judge1999 - Present

Departments & Organizations