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Kirsten Bechtel, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Contact Information

Kirsten Bechtel, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    100 York Street Suite 1F

    New Haven, CT, 06511

    United States



Medical Director, Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program

Chairperson, Yale Traffic Safety Subcommittee

Co-Chairperson, State of Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel

Co-Principal Investigator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1991)
  • Fellow
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Resident
    St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1996, recertified: 2011)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1994, recertified: 2016)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Eton Ivy AwardYale University-Office of New Haven Affairs and City of New Haven2015
Partners AwardChildren In Placement New Haven CT2010
Invitation by the Surgeon General Multidisciplinary Workshop Child Maltreatment Prevention Bethesda MD2005
Child Advocacy Award Children In Placement New Haven CT2004
Public Service AwardSecretary of the State of Connecticut2003

Departments & Organizations