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Matthew Ellman, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Director, Yale Internal Medicine Associates; Director, Medical Student Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Contact Information

Matthew Ellman, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States



Matthew Ellman is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Yale Internal Medicine Associates, Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs for the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at New York University-Bellevue Hospital, followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Programs at Yale. As a core member of the Clinical Skills Faculty at Yale, Dr. Ellman has developed a model longitudinal, integrated curriculum to teach palliative and end-of-life care skills to medical students. His educational passion and scholarly work focuses on assuring that all medical students graduates with the competency to care effectively and compassionately for patients with life-limiting and terminal illness.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1993)
  • Resident
    Bellevue Hospital New York University (1990)
  • MD
    Harvard University (1987)
  • BA
    Cornell University, Anthropology (1981)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2017 David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical ExcellenceYale School of Medicine2017
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2017Connecticut Magazine2017
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine2016
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine2015
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardArnold P. Gold Foundation / Yale School of Medicine2013
Fellow, American College of Physicians 2009
Annual Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical Care, Department of Internal MedicineYale School of Medicine2006

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