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Donna Windish, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, ACES Faculty Development Program, Internal Medicine; Director, Resident Research, Yale Primary Care Residency Program, Internal Medicine; Program Director, General Internal Medicine Medical Education Fellowship, Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Donna Windish, MD, MPH

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus, 1450 Chapel Street

    New Haven, CT, 06511

    United States

Appointments

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2004)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut (1999)
  • BA
    Cornell University, Biology and Chemistry (1994)
  • Intern/Resident
    University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Fellow
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2002)

Activities

  • Building Your Network for Education Scholarship, Visiting Professorship
    St. Louis, United States 2020
    Faculty Development Workshop: Building Your Network for Education Scholarship
  • Basic Statistics for Education Research, Visiting Professorship
    St. Louis, United States 2020
    Visiting Professorship: Faculty Development Workshop
  • Eduational Scholarship Mentoring, Visiting Professorship
    St. Louis, United States 2020
    Provided individual mentoring sessions with 6 faculty to guide their scholarly projects
  • Statistically Speaking – A Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    Bridgeport, United States 2019
    Internal Medicine Residency Noon Conference
  • Using an Entrustable Professional Activity to Assess Consultation Requests
    Boston, United States 2019
    Abstract Presentation
  • A Mentor, Advisor, and Coach (MAC) Program to Enhance the Intern,
    Denver, United States 2019
    Abstract Presentation
  • Yale Primary Care Research in Residency-A Success Story
    Fairfield, United States 2019
    Lecturer
  • Collaboration and Approach to Diagnostic Error among Physicians
    Denver, United States 2019
    Abstract
  • Statistically Speaking – A Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    Waterbury, United States 2018
    Internal Medicine Residency Noon Conference
  • I Trust You: Entrustable Professional Activities for Assessment of Readiness for the Primary Care Exception Rule
    Denver, United States 2018
    National Organization Workshop
  • Diagnostic Error Education and Reporting among Physicians
    Denver, United States 2018
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • A Qualitative Study of Entrustment in Internal Medicine Program Directors
    Denver, United States 2018
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • In the Face of Uncertainty: Diagnostic Error Evaluation of Physicians
    Boston, United States 2018
    Regional Society Abstract Presentation
  • Together We Diagnose: Collaboration Between Internal Medicine Physicians and Other Health Team Members in the Diagnostic Process
    Boston, United States 2018
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Statistically Speaking – A Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    Bridgeport, United States 2018
    Internal Medicine Residency Noon Conference
  • Awareness of Bullying in Internal Medicine Residencies: Results of a National Survey of Internal Medicine Program Directors
    San Francisco, United States 2017
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Pulling Back the Curtain: Education and Reporting on Diagnostic Errors of Physicians in Internal Medicine Training Programs
    Boston, United States 2017
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • In the Face of Uncertainty: Diagnostic Collaboration and Error Evaluation of Physicians in Internal Medicine Training Programs
    Boston, United States (2017-2018)
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Medical Education Scholarship
    Hollywood, United States 2016
    National Society Workshop
  • Networking and Mentorship in Medical Education
    Hollywood, United States 2016
    National Meeting Workshop
  • Fundamentals of Successful Mentoring, Advising and Coaching
    Hollywood, United States 2016
    National Organization Workshop
  • Statistically Speaking – A Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    Waterbury, United States 2016
    Internal Medicine Residency Noon Conference
  • Statistically Speaking – A Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    Greenwich, United States 2016
    Internal Medicine Residency Grand Rounds
  • Statistically Speaking: Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    Bridgeport, United States 2015
    Internal Medicine Residency Noon Conference
  • Prostate Cancer and Screening in 2015, Invited Professorship
    Boise, United States 2015
    Invited Professorship: Medical Grand Rounds
  • Medical Education Scholarship Seminar, Invited Professorship
    Boise, United States 2015
    Center of Excellence in Primary Care Workshop
  • The Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program: A Program in the Making
    Fairfield, United States 2015
    Yale Affiliated Hospital Program Annual Retreat Presentation
  • Acquired Hemophilia: What’s the Factor?”
    Boston, United States 2015
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Establishing an Effective Learning Climate
    Toronto, Canada 2015
    National Organization Precourse Presentation
  • Fundamental Skills for Successful Mentoring and Advising
    Toronto, Canada 2015
    National Organization Workshop
  • Statistically Speaking: Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    Greenwich, United States 2014
    Noon Conference
  • Update on Prostate Cancer Screening
    Greenwich, United States 2014
    Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Building a Better Mousetrap: Innovations in Primary Care Training
    San Diego, United States 2014
    National Organization Workshop
  • Establishing an Effective Learning Climate
    San Diego, United States 2014
    National Precourse Presentation
  • Medical Education Scholarship: Making Your Career Count
    San Diego, United States 2014
    National Organization Workshop
  • Building a Better Mousetrap: Innovations in Primary Care Training
    Nashville, United States 2014
    National Organization Workshop
  • Statistically Speaking: Guide to Reading the Medical Literature
    New Haven, United States 2013
    Internal Medicine Residency Noon Conference
  • Transitions of Care at a Community Hospital: A Series of Qualitative Interviews
    Denver, United States 2013
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • The Role and Impact of Medication Intensification in Self-Management Interventions for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Metaregression
    Denver, United States 2013
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Dissecting the Costs and Resources Related to Inpatient Care
    Waterbury, United States 2013
    Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Establishing an Effective Learning Climate
    Denver, United States 2013
    National Precourse Presentation
  • Statistically Speaking: The Basics of Reading the Medical Literature
    Middlebury, United States 2013
    Conference
  • Improve your Scholarly Writing for Publication
    New Haven, United States 2013
    Regional Society Workshop
  • Statistically Speaking: The Basics of Reading the Medical Literature
    Waterbury, United States 2012
    Internal Medicine Residency Noon Conference
  • Statistically Speaking: The Basics of Reading the Medical Literature
    Waterbury, United States 2012
    Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Activating Interventions for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Metaregression
    Orlando, United States 2012
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Role of Self-Efficacy in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – A Systematic Review
    Orlando, United States 2012
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Do Patient Activating Interventions Improve Quality of Life for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes?
    Orlando, United States 2012
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Overview of Statistics and How to Read the Medical Literature
    Bridgeport, United States 2011
    Noon Conference Lecture Series
  • A Resident-Run Community Health Fair: Possible Implications for Improved Healthcare Communication
    Phoenix, United States 2011
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Beyond Residency: A Website for the Essentials of Career Planning for Residents
    Phoenix, United States 2011
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Health Care Utilization and Unhealthy Behaviors Among Victims of Sexual Assault in Connecticut: Results from a Population-Based Sample
    Phoenix, United States 2011
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Communication Discrepancies between Physicians and Hospitalized Patients
    Waterbury, United States 2011
    Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Research and Scholarship in Residency Training: What, Why and How?
    Minneapolis, United States 2010
    National Organization Workshop Presentation
  • Patient Recognition of Inpatient Providers is Not Associated with Knowledge or Outcomes
    Minneapolis, United States 2010
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Definition, Scope and Screening
    Waterbury, United States 2010
    Grand Rounds
  • Overview of Statistics and How to Read the Medical Literature
    Bridgeport, United States 2010
    Noon Conference Series
  • Update in Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Norwalk, United States 2009
    Resident Teaching Conference
  • Differences in Housestaff Service Patients’ and Providers’ Perspectives of Hospital Care
    Waterbury, United States 2009
    Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Why do Patients Leave the Hospital Against Medical Advice?
    New Britain, United States 2009
    Medical Grand Rounds
  • What Residents Need to Know: Career Planning in Internal Medicine: A Qualitative Assessment
    Miami Beach, United States 2009
    National Organization Abstract Presentaion
  • Differences in Housestaff Service Patients’ and Providers’ Perspectives of Care
    Miami Beach, United States 2009
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Differences in Housestaff Service Patients’ and Providers’ Perspectives of Care
    Boston, United States 2009
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Chronic Disease Prevalence in an Internal Medicine Residency Continuity Clinic
    Boston, United States 2009
    Regional Society Abstract Presentation
  • Leaving Against Medical Advice. What every Caregiver Should Know
    New Haven, United States 2008
    Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Methods for Evaluating Curricula
    Pittsburgh, United States 2008
    National Society Organization Workshop
  • Health care Utilization and Unhealthy Behaviors Among Victims of Sexual Assault
    Pittsburgh, United States 2008
    National Society Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Providers' Perceptions of Relationships and Professional Roles when Caring for Patients who Leave the Hospital Against Medical Advice
    Pittsburgh, United States 2008
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Should We Worry About the Quality of Quality Improvement Curricula for Trainees?
    Pittsburgh, United States 2008
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • The Career Planning Process for Internal Medicine Residents: Successes and Barriers
    Pittsburgh, United States 2008
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Statistically Speaking…A Primer for the Physician-Teacher
    New Haven, United States 2008
    Yale Affiliated Hospitals Program Annual Spring Faculty Development Seminar
  • The Career Planning Process for Internal Medicine Residents: Successes and Barriers
    Worcester, United States 2008
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Hyperemesis and Hot Showers and Marijuana, Oh My!
    Worcester, United States 2008
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Hyperemesis and Hot Showers and Marijuana, Oh My!
    Southington, United States 2007
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Why do Patients Leave the Hospital Against Medical Advice?
    Waterbury, United States 2007
    Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Teaching Quality Improvement to Healthcare Providers: Is It Effective?
    Toronto, Canada 2007
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • How Well do Residents Understand the Statistical Methods and Results Reported in the Medical Literature?
    Toronto, Canada 2007
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Implementing the CDC Screening and Prevention Tool in the HIV Primary Care Setting
    San Diego, United States 2007
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Teaching Quality Improvement to Healthcare Providers: Is It Effective?
    Bethesda, United States 2007
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • "Should I stay or should I go?" Discharges Against Medical Advice at a Community Hospital
    Boston, United States 2007
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • A Treatment Dilemma: Persistent Prosthetic Valve Bacterial Endocarditis in an HIV Positive Intravenous Drug User
    Southington, United States 2006
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Evaluation of a New Curriculum in Patient-Centered Communication for Medical Students: A Comparison Between Standardized Patient Ratings and the Roter Interaction Analysis System
    Geneva, Switzerland 2006
    International Organization Presentation
  • Developing a Collaborative Network for Improving Quality and Safety Using a Positive Deviance Approach
    Waterbury, United States 2006
    Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Positive Deviance: A New Process for Improving Professional Performance in the Healthcare Setting
    Los Angeles, United States 2006
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Long-term Impact of a Longitudinal Faculty Program in Curriculum Development: A Case Control Study
    Los Angeles, United States 2006
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • A Roadmap to Choosing and Understanding Statistical Tests in Educational and Clinical Research
    Los Angeles, United States 2006
    National Organization Workshop
  • Systematic Reviews of Educational Interventions: Meeting the Need for Evidence in Medical Education
    Los Angeles, United States 2006
    National Organization Workshop
  • Understanding Common Statistical Tests Used in the Medical Literature
    Hartford, United States 2006
    Developed a four-part series with interactive PowerPoint presentations and handouts.
  • Positive Deviance: A New Process for Improving Professional Performance in the Healthcare Setting
    Boston, United States 2006
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Does Fear of Malpractice Influence Clinical and Teaching Behaviors?
    New Orleans, United States 2005
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Lyme Disease vs. Sarcoidosis: When Occam’s Razor Does Not Apply
    Southington, United States 2004
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Influence of Personal Characteristics and Pre-Medical Experiences on Medical Students’ Clinical Performance
    Chicago, United States 2004
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • An Integrated Medical Encounter: Teaching Communication Skills, Clinical Reasoning and Shared Decision Making
    Linthicum Heights, United States 2003
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Are Medical Students Prepared for Their Clerkship Years?
    Vancouver, Canada 2003
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • A Comparison of Teachers’ Self-Assessments with Learners’ Perceptions
    Vancouver, Canada 2003
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Are Medical Students Prepared for the Core Clerkships?
    Washington, United States 2003
    National Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Integrating Patient Based Learning and Communication Skills: A Structured Teaching Exercise for Ambulatory Medicine Clerks
    Boston, United States 2003
    Regional Organization Workshop
  • Prophylactic Methylprednisolone Therapy Suppresses Upregulation of Neutrophil Adhesion Molecule Expression in Cardiopulmonary Bypass Patients
    Trumbull, United States 1998
    Regional Abstract Presentation
  • Adhesion Molecules as a Predictor of Post Perfusion Lung Injury Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
    Trumbull, United States 1998
    Regional Organization Abstract Presentation
  • Adhesion Molecules as a Predictor of Post Perfusion Lung Injury Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
    San Francisco, United States 1997
    International Organization Abstract Presentation

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
SGIM Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award2019
Frederick L. Brancati Mentorship and Leadership AwardNational Society of General Internal Medicine2014
Medical Educator AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine2011
Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award FinalistSociety of General Internal Medicine2007
The Best of the Journal of General Internal Medicine Article entitled “A Clinician-Educator’s Roadmap to Choosing and Interpreting Statistical Tests” was named a top article published in JGIM July 2005 to June 2006.Journal of General Internal Medicine2006
The Best of the Journal of General Internal Medicine Article entitled “Teaching Medical Students the Important Connection between Communication and Clinical Reasoning” was named a top article published in JGIM July 2005 to June 2006.Journal of General Internal Medicine2006
Distinguished ReviewerJournal of General Internal Medicine2005
Master of Public Health Capstone Award for Outstanding AchievementThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health2004
Merit Scholarship RecipientThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health2003
Carl F. Hinz, Jr. Scholars in Medicine Program AwardThe University of Connecticut School of Medicine1999
Department of Medicine AwardThe University of Connecticut School of Medicine1999
Medical Student Award WinnerAmerican College of Physicians—American Society of Internal Medicine: Connecticut Chapter, Scientific Session1998

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)National SGIM ACLGIM Brancati Award Selection Committee. Reviewed nominations and helped decide winners of awards.2019 - 2020
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)National SGIM Career Development Evaluation Subgroup. Serve as a consultant by providing expertise in curriculum development and program evaluation.2018 - 2019
Journal of General Internal Medicine, Deputy EditorMedical Education Special Theme Issue2018 - 2019
Journal of General Internal Medicine, Deputy EditorMedical Education Deputy Editor2017 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)National SGIM 2017 Annual Program Planning Committee. Helped develop content for the annual SGIM National Meeting.2016 - 2017
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)National SGIM Clinical Vignette Committee Chair. Recruited reviewers, reviewed all 800+ abstracts submitted to determine whether abstracts were accepted, rejected and if they were going to be oral or poster presentations.2016 - 2017
Yale Office-Based Medicine Scholarship and Innovation Fund in Primary Care, Yale Department of Internal MedicineLead a committee that awards grants to internal medicine residents with research projects that focus on primary care2015 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)Medical Education Scholarship Review Committee Co-Chair. Recruited abstract reviewers and decided on final abstract acceptance in medical education scholarship for the SGIM National Meeting.2014 - 2015
Journal of General Internal Medicine, Deputy EditorMedical Education Special Theme Issue2014 - 2015
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)National SGIM Medical Education Awards Committee. Reviewed nominations and helped decide winners of awards.2014
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)National SGIM Medical Education Awards Committee. Reviewed nominations and helped decide winners of awards.2013
Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)National SGIM TEACH (Teaching Educators Across the Continuum of Healthcare) Scholar Program, Faculty and Founding Member. Co-developed a certificate program for early clinician educators aimed at improving teaching skills.2011 - 2016
Journal of the American Medical AssociationReviewer2011 - Present
BMC Medical EducationReviewer2011 - Present
Evidence-Based Medicine JournalAssociate Editor2010 - 2013
Journal of Graduate Medical EducationReviewer2009 - Present
International Journal for Quality in Health CareReviewer2008
Teaching and Learning in MedicineReviewer2006 - 2008
Journal of General Internal MedicineEditorial Fellow2004
Journal of General Internal MedicineReviewer2003 - Present

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