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Gretchen Berland, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Gretchen Berland, MD



Dr. Gretchen Berland is a practicing general internist at Yale School of Medicine, and spends her time working in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas. Her interests also include using the documentary format combined with participatory action research as a means to study patient experience, and to better understand health culture and behavior. She has taught courses at Yale College, exploring the impact of the media on health care—both as a research and educational tool, and understanding the relationship between modern media and the medical community, specifically how different constituencies have utilized the media to shape perceptions of health and the medical profession.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2001)
  • Intern/Resident
    Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Barnes Hospital (1999)
  • MD
    Oregon Health Sciences University (1996)
  • BA
    Pomona College (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Housestaff Educator of the YearYale School of Medicine Internal Traditional Medicine Residency Program2021
Humanism AwardYale Primary Care Center2021
Humanism AwardYale Primary Care Center2019
Educator of the YearYale Primary Care Center2018
MacArthur Fellowship2004

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