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Sandra Ann Springer, MD

Professor of Medicine (AIDS) and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing; Director, Infectious Disease Outpatient Clinic, Veterans Administration Healthcare Services, Newington

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Sandra Ann Springer, MD

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    135 College Street

    New Haven, Connecticut 06511

    United States


Sandra Springer, MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Springer is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Addiction Medicine. She is also an attending physician at the Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) and the Director of the Infectious Disease Clinic at the Newington site of the VACHS. She is an appointed member of the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel as well as a Core Faculty member and has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Framework for the Consideration of Chronic Conditions in Women. She mentors students across disciplines including public health, medicine, and the social sciences. Her research centers on the integration of substance use and infectious diseases with a focus on opioid use treatment and the treatment and prevention of HIV infection in people with carceral experience. In 2022, she was awarded the NIDA Avant Garde award for her innovative proposal to bring mobile health care for substance use and infectious diseases to where people live, through a mobile pharmacy and clinic. She is the director of her clinical research lab InSTRIDE (Integrating Substance use Treatment Research with Infectious Disease for Everyone) which encompasses a multidisciplinary team including research staff, clinicians, community health workers, and patient navigators as well as a mobile health unit and a mobile pharmacy and clinic.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2004)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2001)
  • MD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Medicine (1998)
  • AB
    Harvard University, Psychology (1990)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Avant-Garde award for HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder ResearchNational Institute on Drug Abuse2022
Invited Chair and Discussion of "Integrative Research on Injectable Extended-Release Naltrexone"Research Society on Alcoholism2012
Independent Scientist K-02 AwardNational Institute of Drug Abuse2011
Invited Reviewer of R01 GrantsNational Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)2011
Award for Outstanding Provider in the CommunityVNA- South Central Partnership2007
Recipient of the 2006 B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication 2006
Mentored Career Development K-23 AwardNational Institute of Drug Abuse2005
Bristol-Myers Squibb HIV Virology Fellowship AwardBristo-Myers Squibb2002
Academic Excellence Award for Women in Field of MedicineUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School1998

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