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Lisa Puglisi, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Core Faculty, Yale Program in Addiction Medicine

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Lisa Puglisi, MD



Lisa Puglisi, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale University where she practices primary care and addiction medicine. She is the director of Transitions Clinic-New Haven, a multi-disciplinary clinic that is part of a national network of programs that focus on care of individuals who are returning to the community from incarceration. Her clinical practice includes treatment of addiction and hepatitis C in primary care and she also oversees a medical legal partnership. She has developed specific skills in training, hiring and supervising community health workers and directing interdisciplinary teams of physicians, midlevel providers, community health workers, research personnel and legal colleagues around the work of clinical care and research to improve the health of people with recent incarceration. She is originally from the New Haven area and deeply committed to the community. Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her medical training at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Education & Training

  • Chief Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2013)
  • Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2012)
  • MD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2009)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardYale School of Medicine2022
Award for Excellence in Inpatient EducationYale Section of General Internal Medicine2019
Award for Excellence in Inpatient EducationYale Section of General Internal Medicine2016
Gold Humanism AwardGold Humanism Honor Society2013

Professional Service

Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Healthgraded abstracts, part of committee that reviewed all abstracts with intermediate scores, reviewed scholarship applications2019 - Present
Journal of Addiction MedicineReviewer2018 - Present

Departments & Organizations