Dr. Illuzzi is Deputy Dean for Education and Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Dr. Illuzzi is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her OB/GYN residency here at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2004, she was named a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar supported by a career development grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development. In 2006, she completed a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology at the Yale School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Illuzzi’s research examines the use of obstetric interventions and their impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes, especially among low-risk women. Topics include prophylaxis to prevent vertical transmission of group B streptococcus and innovative models of maternity care. Dr. Illuzzi served as Chief of the Obstetric Specialties and Midwifery division as well as the Medical Director of the Vidone Birthing Center at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital until 2020.
In the education domain, Dr. Illuzzi previously served as clerkship director and director of medical studies in OB/GYN and curriculum director for the Advanced Training Period for the MD program at YSM. She has played an active role in the YSM curriculum redesign, LCME reaccreditation cycles, and continues to be a strong advocate for students, trainees, and faculty in the educational mission of the Yale School of Medicine.
|Hellman Award||American College of Nurse Midwives||2017|
|Leah Lowenstein Award||Yale School of Medicine||2010|
|Roy M. Pitkin Award||American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists||2010|
|Bohmfalk Award||Yale School of Medicine||2007|
|Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Teaching Award||Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics||2006|
|Peter A. Grannum Memorial Award||Yale School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences||2004|
|American Academy of Pediatrics||ACOG Liaison to the Neonatal Rescucitation Program Committee||2014 - Present|
|American Association of Birth Centers||Board of Directors, Chair, Standards Committee||2009 - 2019|
|Yale School of Medicine||Education Policy and Curriculum Committee||2007 - Present|