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Dr. Merchant received her degree in Medicine from Aga Khan
University, Faculty of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan in
1991. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the
University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996 and received the "Intern
of the Year Award". She completed fellowship in Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in
2000. Subsequently, she joined Middlesex Hospital, a magnet
community teaching hospital, as a staff Pulmonologist, Intensivist
and Hospitalist. Her interests in systems of health care delivery
and Hospital Medicine led her to work in the capacity of the
Associate Section Chief from 2004 till 2009 and Chief of the
Hospital Medicine section from 2009-2011 at Middlesex Hospital. As
Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut, Dr.
Merchant was intimately involved in the education of the Family
Medicine residents and was the coordinator for their inpatient
Medicine rotations at Middlesex Hospital. She was the recipient of
the "Teaching Attending of the Year' Award in 2001 and received
annual recognition as "Master Teacher" from 2001 till 2011. She
created opportunities for students interested in the field of
medicine, pharmacy or nursing to spend time within the section of
Hospital Medicine and work on a clinical project.
Dr. Merchant is currently a faculty member in the Department of
Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and site director
for Internal Medicine Clerkship at VA CT Health Care System. Her
areas of interest include medical education, promotion of bedside
rounds, patient safety and patient satisfaction. She is active in
medical student and resident education and regularly conducts
patient safety case conferences. She is a Fellow of the American
college of Chest Physicians (FCCP), American College of Physicians
and (FACP) and the Society of Hospital Medicine (FHM). She serves
in several professional organizations in various leadership roles.
She is the Vice President of the Connecticut Pulmonary Section,
co-chair of the ACP CT Diversity Committee and co-chair of the ACP
CT annual meeting planning committee.
Dr. Merchant also volunteers in interfaith organizations to
build peace and understanding, serves at a local homeless shelter,
leads community health education events and participates in refugee
assistance. Dr. Merchant was the 2014 recipient of the " CT
Immigrant Day award" presented by the Connecticut Immigrant and
Refugee Coalition (CIRC), for her professional voluntary and
non-voluntary contributions to her community.
Like most of his contemporaries, Dr. Moritz had no specific
training or preparation as a medical educator before he began a
faculty appointment at Saint Raphael's in 1982. He counts himself
fortunate to have had strong role models in youth and adulthood who
provided outstanding personal and professional guidance, and a
family pedigree which included strong representation in the
teaching professions and other forms of academic enrichment.
The opportunity to work within an educational environment was a
big draw to the position at Saint Raphael's, where Dr. Moritz's
work has exposed him to medical education across a broad spectrum.
He expresses gratitude for the education and experience afforded
him through his associations with mentors and colleagues at Saint
Raphael's, Yale University and the Yale Affiliated Hospitals
Program, Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Connecticut Chapters of
the American College of Physicians and the American Thoracic
Society. It has been through Saint Raphael's that Moritz has most
clearly experienced what can be accomplished academically through
commitment, collaboration and consistency. He previously received
the CT Chapter Laureate Award in 2002.
Dr. Moritz is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale
University School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College
of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. He
directs the Transitional Year Program at St. Raphael's, where he is
also Chair of the Bioethics Committee. Current academic interests
include palliative medicine, especially as it relates to elements
of professionalism, bioethics and spirituality. He and his wife,
Barbara, have resided in Orange for over 29 years, and share
interests in family activities, sports and gardening.
Graduate of Reed College and the University of Oregon Medical
School. Resident, chief resident, and nephrology fellow at the
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Faculty member at MCW and
UTHSC-San Antonio, and at the University of Connecticut since
Has led or served on numerous medical school and health center
committees. Was the first woman Chair of the School of Medicine
Council, which formed the nucleus for the 2003 LCME self-study,
among other actions. Currently Director of Compliance Education
& Faculty Liaison at the Health Center.
Has served as WLO to AAMC and was named an ELAM Fellow.
Previously a member of the Governor's Council of Connecticut
Chapter of American College of Physicians under three governors -
including George Thornton, and served as Program Chair for the
chapter meetings. She was recognized with the Laureate Award from
the Connecticut Chapter 1996.
Active in medical education, including teaching in all four
years, and previously as Course Director for Electives (years 1, 2
and 4). Nephrology Training Program Director and Division Chief
since 1993. Has been involved in resident and fellow teaching, and
served as mentor, advisor, and career counselor for many. Patient
and lay education have been long-standing interests and
Active in national nephrology organizations including Women in
Nephrology. Now serving a second term as ASN Director of Fellowship
Education and Chair TPD Executive Committee. Roles include TPD
education at a national level and leading the development of
nephrology curricular milestones. This is a wonderful community of
educators, enthused about their work.
Chuck Seelig was born on January 20, 1951 in New York. He
attended Stuyvesant High School and NYU majoring in physics,
graduating Phi Beta Kappa and was accepted to the University of
Rochester's MD/ PhD Program in Biophysics. Chuck had an Air Force
commitment that cut short his educational delay and in 1975 he
graduated with an MD and an MS in Biophysics matching in Internal
Medicine at Maine Medical Center. Three years of residency flew by,
followed by six ears in the Air Force, four in North Dakota and two
in Nebraska where Chuck joined the medical school faculties and won
In 1984 Chuck left the Air Force and joined the full-time
faculty of the University of Nebraska. In 1988 he became the
Director of Ambulatory Care for the Coastal AHEC of UNC, Chapel
Hill, In 1995 he left Wilmington to take his current position at
As the Director of Medical Education at Greenwich Hospital,
Chuck has been a leader at the local, regional and national level
in medical education, patient care, quality and safety. He has
contributed meaningfully, not only to his own institution, he has
consistently provided leadership and support to the Yale School of
Medicine, the Yale Affiliated Hospital's Program in Internal
Medicine and to the Connecticut American College of Physicians. He
has been recognized by the Yale School of Medicine by promotion to
the rank of Clinical Professor of Medicine and he regularly teaches
Yale students both in Greenwich and in New Haven. On the national
stage he has been an active leader of the Association of Program
Directors in Internal Medicine, chairing the Program Planning
Committee for several years and in 2012 he was honored by the
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education with the
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.
Dr. Fan attended medical school at Yale and completed his
internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has been practicing general
Internal Medicine in New Haven as a solo practitioner since 2002.
He also has volunteered every year for one month as an inpatient
ward attending at the West Haven VA Hospital since 2001.