Mentors for START@Yale Students

A major goal of the START@Yale program is to provide participants with the opportunity to undertake research during the summer before the first year of medical school.

We encourage START@Yaleparticipants to perform research with physician-scientist mentors who are role models for successful career development that involved both research and clinical training.  Examples of clinically trained physician-scientist faculty members are listed below.  A link is provided for information about the research interests of each of these faculty members.

NOTE: Those mentors indicated with an asterisk (*) can serve as mentor for either MD or MD/PhD participants.


*Peter Aronson, MD
Internal Medicine (Nephrology), Cellular and Molecular Physiology
*Jeffrey Bender, MD
Internal Medicine (Cardiology), Immunobiology
*Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
Neurology, Neurobiology, Neurosurgery
*Jonathan Bogan, MD
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology), Cell Biology
*Marcus Bosenberg, MD, PhD
Dermatology, Pathology
*Richard Bucala, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), Pathology, Epidemiology
*Lloyd Cantley, MD
Internal Medicine (Nephrology), Cellular and Molecular Physiology
*Michael Cappello, MD
Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Microbial Pathogenesis, Epidemiology
Anees Chagpar, MD
Surgery (Breast Center)
Keith Choate, MD/PhD
Dermatology ile
Oscar Colegio, MD/PhD
*Joseph Craft, MD
Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), Immunobiology
*Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS
Medicine (Hematology), Immunobiology, Cancer Center
*Marie Egan, MD
Pediatrics (Respiratory), Cellular and Molecular Physiology
*Erol Fikrig, MD
Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Immunobiology, Microbial Pathogenesis
*Patrick Gallagher, MD
Pediatrics (Neonatology), Genetics, Pathology
*Joel Gelernter, MD
Psychiatry, Genetics
*Thomas Gill, MD
Internal Medicine (Geriatrics), Epidemiology & Public Health
*Peter Glazer, MD, PhD
Therapeutic Radiology, Genetics
*Fred Gorelick, MD
Internal Medicine (Digestive Diseases), Cell Biology
*David Hafler, MD
Neurology, Immunobiology
*Kevan Herold, MD
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology), Immunobiology
*Amy Justice, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine (General Medicine), Epidemiology & Public Health and
*Barbara Kazmierczak MD, PhD
Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Microbial Pathogenesis
*Mustafa Khokha, MD
Pediatrics (Critical Care), Genetics
*Richard Kibbey, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology), Cellular and Molecular Physiology
*Albert Ko, MD
*Diane Krause, MD, PhD
Laboratory Medicine, Pathology, Cell Biology
*Harlan Krumholz, MD
Medicine (Cardiology), Investigative Medicine, Public Health
John Krystal, MD
Psychiatry, Translational Research tal.profile
*Gary Kupfer, MD
Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology), Pathology
Patty Lee, MD
Internal Medicine (Pulmonary) patty_lee.profile
*Richard Lifton, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine (Nephrology), Genetics
*Linda Mayes, MD
Child Study Center
Robert Malison, MD
*Michael Nathanson, MD, PhD, MD
Internal Medicine (Digestive Diseases), Cell Biology
*Laura Niklason, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering
*Christopher Pittenger, MD
Psychiatry, Psychology
*Jordan Pober MD, PhD
Immunobiology, Pathology, Dermatology
*Warren Shlomchik, MD
Internal Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Immunobiology
Emre Seli, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology)< /td>
*Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology), Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Albert Sinusas, MD
Internal Medicine (Cardiology), Diagnostic Imaging profile
*Stefan Somlo, MD
Internal Medicine (Nephrology), Genetics
*Mary Tinetti, MD
Internal Medicine (Geriatrics), Epidemiology
Hugh Taylor, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Alda Tufro, MD, PhD
Pediatrics (Nephrology) profile
*Flora Vaccarino, MD
Child Study Center, Neurobiology
John Wysolmerski, MD
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology)
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Wendell Yarbrough, MD
Surgery (Otolaryngology), Pathology olaryngology/headneck/education/wendell_yarbrough.profile


Please feel free to contact START@Yale Director Dr. Laura Ment ( or START@Yale MD/PhD Track Coordinator Dr. Peter Aronson ( with any questions


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