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Andrea Burgo-Black, MD

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Andrea Burgo-Black, MD


After growing up in Zurich I attended  Brown University and then returned for medical school at the  University of Lausanne. Residency training was in New Haven at the Hospital of St. Raphael and in 1986  I started my career caring for Veterans in the first national VHA  primary care pilot  I have held many administrative positions managing our academic and community based clinics at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System but have never left  my calling as a primary care provider  to all cohorts of Veterans at the West Haven, Connecticut VA Medical Center. I am the  national Co-Director of the Post Deployment Integrated Care Initiative and support several key national initiatives on pain and opioid safety for VA Central Office.I also continue as clinical faculty educating medical students and residents. I have been involved in educational initiatives for VA staff and community providers and have publications  on military culture and  post deployment care.  I am interested in health systems redesign to provide  safe and effective holistic patient centered and patient driven care.. My focus is on  the integration of mental health services, integrative medicine and telehealth  into  primary care practice, as well as improving team based  collaborative care models for patients with complex chronic comorbidities especially involving chronic pain, leveraging  virtual care and self care support.   


Education & Training

  • MD
    Lausanne University (1982)

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