Meet the New Governor-elect - Connecticut

Congratulations to the Connecticut Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Daniel G. Tobin, MD, FACP. Our new GE will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start their four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2025. As Governor, Dr. Tobin will serve as the official representative of the College for our Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Tobin will be working closely with Dr. Weissberger (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and their duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read their bio below.

Daniel G. Tobin, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Weill Cornell Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine Resident, Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program, Yale New Haven Hospital; Chief Medical Resident, Hospital of Saint Raphael/Yale New Haven Hospital (pre-merger)

Board Certifications: ABIM 2002; Recertification 2012; Certified, participating in MOC, ongoing

Present Employment Position: Medical Director, Yale Primary Care, New Haven Primary Care Consortium; Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

ACP and Chapter Leadership Activities: Chair, Resolutions Committee since 2021; Member, Resolutions Committee since 2014; Recipient, Laureate Award 2019; Governor’s Advisory Council since 2011; Judge, Scientific Meeting Poster Competition since 2011; Member, Scientific Meeting Planning Committee since 2012; Member, Scientific Abstract Review Committee since 2012; Member, Finance Committee 2016-2021; Presenter, How to be an Expert Witness, Scientific Meeting 2021; Presenter, Update on Opioid Prescribing, Scientific Meeting 2018; Additional Workshop Presentations and Lectures, Scientific Meetings 2010, 2012, and 2015 – earlier than 5 yrs

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2010; Presenter and Workshop Lead, Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, Internal Medicine Meeting 2013; Presenter and Workshop Lead, Treating Pain in Primary Care, Internal Medicine Meeting 2014; Presenter, Reclaiming Meaning and Reducing Burnout by Making Empathic Connections with Patients, Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 (canceled due to COVID); Presenter, Communicating Effectively When You Don’t Want To: Practical Strategies for Difficult Conversations, Internal Medicine 2020 (canceled due to COVID); Physician Educator, Relief in Sight: Coping with Long-Lasting Pain, Patient Educational Video, ACP Library/Alan Weiss Productions, DVD 2013

Other Appointments/Activities: Past-President, SGIM New England; Past-Chair, Regional Leaders, SGIM; Past Council Member, SGIM; Member, Quality Council, Connecticut Office of Health Strategy; Member, Connecticut Opioid Response Team; Member, Connecticut Alcohol & Drug Policy Council; Advisor, Connecticut Bar Association 2016-2020; Co-Lead, SCOPE of Pain Opioid Training Program; Advisor, Opioid Policy, Lamont and Griebel Gubernatorial Campaigns 2018; Clinician-Educator of the Year, SGIM NE 2015 – longer than 3 years; Multiple Yale and YNHH committees; 100+ international, National, and Regional Clinical Presentations; Medical Expert Witness

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Graduate and undergraduate medical education; healthcare organizational leadership and medicolegal issues in clinical care; chronic pain and safe opioid prescribing