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Justin Charles, MD

Hospital Resident


I am currently a PGY-2 in the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program.

My clinical interests are in Lifestyle Medicine, the use of evidence-based lifestyle interventions, such as Plant-Based Nutrition, physical activity, stress management, positive psychology, sleep hygiene, and substance cessation to not only prevent, but treat and reverse chronic disease from a root cause perspective. I have received training in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell, as well as Dr. John McDougall's Starch Solution Certification Course. I have previously served as a Vice President of Education for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Trainees Executive Board and currently am a Co-Chair of the Yale Resident Housestaff Wellness Council.

I am in the process of developing an intensive half-day nutrition curriculum for the Primary Care Program and working to add more plant-based options to the hospital menu.

I aim to use my training to offer Lifestyle Medicine to patients, create educational content on Lifestyle Medicine and Clinical Nutrition for Undergraduate/Graduate Medical Education as well as for patients in clinic and the greater New Haven community

Education & Training

  • MD
    Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2019)
  • BS
    Cornell University, Neurobiology and Behavior (2014)