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Lori Bastian, MD, MPH

Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Section Chief of General Internal Medicine VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

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Lori Bastian, MD, MPH

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    VA Connecticut, 950 Campbell Ave

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



I began my 27 year research career at Duke University and the Durham VA in 1991 and moved to VA Connecticut and University of Connecticut in 2012. In January 2016, I was appointed Section Chief of Chief of General Internal Medicine at VA Connecticut in West Haven. In this role, I oversee the academic development and clinical productivity of the hospitalists, primary care, and research faculty based at VA Connecticut. In February 2016, I was appointed the Director and Principal Investigator of the Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center of Excellence at VA Connecticut. This is a 5-year center grant with over 3 million in infrastructure support for multidisciplinary research focusing on improving pain in Veterans. In 2018, The PRIME Center received a 5-year renewal to 2023.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    University of North Carolina, Health Policy (1991)
  • Residency
    Duke University medical center (1990)
  • MD
    Emory University School of Medicine (1987)
  • BS
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Biology (1983)

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