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Dorothy DeBernardo

Center for Medical Education, Director of Programs

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Dorothy DeBernardo

Mailing Address

  • Center for Medical Education

    367 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 208060

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States


Dorothy loves working at Yale School of Medicine. Her career began as a temporary senior administrative assistant working in the Department of Psychiatry for Richard Belitsky, MD who was the Deputy Chair at that time. Since then she rounded out her experience in medical education as the Clerkship Coordinator in the Department of Ob/Gyn and the Residency Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry. In 2007 her career came full circle working once again with Richard Belitsky as his Executive Assistant in his role as Deputy Dean for Education. Dorothy began in the YSM Teaching and Learning Center in 2012 and worked with Janet Hafler to build the TLC. Now in 2023, she is the Director of Programs in the Center for Medical Education. She finds her work very rewarding, full of wonderful challenges and fun.

Dorothy and her husband live in Deep River, CT with two kitties. She has three grown children, Chad, Curtis and Kathryn of whom she is very proud, two grand daughters, and various fur grand children. Dorothy relaxes by cooking, reading, hiking and spending time at the beach. She enjoys music, especially opera.

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