Faculty Profile

Dr. Ellen P. Tattelman, M.D.

Ellen P. Tattelman, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Director, Division of Education, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests


  • Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Residency Program in Social Medicine/Family Medicine, Montefiore


  • Integrative medicine (complementary and alternative medicine), care of HIV + patients, educational quality, women’s health, uncertainty


  • HIV primary care and QI
  • Integrative medicine
  • Educational innovation

Active Projects

  • Teaching in the patient’s presence
  • Ongoing HIV continuous quality improvement
  • Comfort with uncertainty

Selected Publications

Recent Publications and Presentations (selected)

  1. Are You Skipping Grand Rounds, Too? Family Medicine Education Consortium, Northeast Regional Meeting, Arlington, Virginia, 2014.
  2. Addressing Stigmatized Health Care in Family Medicine Education. Family Medicine Education Consortium, Northeast Regional Meeting, Arlington, Virginia, 2014.
  3. Life, Death, and Dying: Extending spirituality from physician to patient. Faculty mentor, Spirituality in Medicine Leadership Training Institute, New Lebanon, NY, 2014.
  4. Teaching From Within: Reflecting on Your Self-Identity as an Educator. Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, National Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2014.
  5. Tips on TIPP: Teaching in the Patient’s Presence. Society of Teachers in Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education, Nashville, Tennessee, 2014.
  6. Tattelman E, Jennifer M. Purcell, Robert W. Morrow. Academic Detailing: Train-the-Detailer Session. MedEdPORTAL (in revision)
  7. Tattelman E, Karnik A, Fornari A. Questioning as a Tool in Teaching. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/8419
  8. Appelbaum, D, Kliger B, Barrett B, Frenkel M, Guerrera MP, Kondwani KA, Lee BB, Tattelman E. Natural and traditional medicine in Cuba: lesions for U.S. medical education. Acad Med, 2006;81:1098-103.

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