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Cynthia Frary McNamara, MD

Assistant Professor

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Cynthia Frary McNamara, MD



Dr. Cynthia Frary McNamara is on faculty at Yale School of Medicine and is an internist in the Veterans Administration Hospital Connecticut. She is honored to provide primary care for our country’s veterans and to teach medical trainees in clinical medicine, global health, and cross-cultural issues. The mother of four biological children, she has also been a guardian and mentor for two refugee boys from Burundi who were displaced after the Rwandan genocide and came to the US with their family as adolescents. She has received two Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar awards to serve as a teaching physician in Uganda and Rwanda and has worked providing primary care in areas of Central America.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1994)
  • MD
    Cornell University Medical College (1991)

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