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Kim-Thu C Pham

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

School of Medicine


Frank H Netter, MD, School of Medicine, Academic and Student Affairs

Phone Number

(203) 582-4859

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Following internship, residency and a Clinical-Educator fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Pham joined faculty of the School of Public Health at MCP-Hahnemann (now Drexel), then at Yale School of Public Health. She subsequently served as Senior Vice President and Medical Director at the humanitarian organization, AmeriCares, before returning to clinical practice as a primary care physician in the Connecticut Veterans Administration health care system. She joined the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine in 2013, and is now Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She continues to serve as West Haven VA site-PI for the GRADE study, a multi-center clinical trial comparing efficacy of diabetes regimens, funded by the NIDDK.

Community / Practive Activities

CURRENT: A Better Chance, Madison (Board of Directors, Admissions) PRIOR: Shoreline Community Dining Room (Board of Directors, Chair). Southwestern Connecticut Area Health Education Center (SW AHEC, Secretary, Board of Directors; Advisory Board). Planned Parenthood of Connecticut (Board of Directors: Vice Chair; Executive Committee; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee; Board Development Committee). Firefighter, North Madison Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter I NFPA 1001 Certification, State of CT May, 2003. New Haven Science Fair mentor. Connecticut Women’s Health Campaign. New Haven Adolescent Parent Housing Coalition. Greater New Haven Partnership for a Healthy Community. Connecticut Statewide Multicultural Health Initiative (Steering Committee).

Significant Administrative Duties

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Public Health - MCP*Hahnemann University (now Drexel); Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health - Yale University; Senior Vice President / Medical Director, AmeriCares Foundation; Attending Physician, West Haven VA Medical Center; Associate Professor, Medical Sciences, Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University

Educational Background

Harvard University, Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges (AB, Biochemical Sciences); Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons (MD); Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health (MPH); Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (internship, residency, & Clinician-Educator fellowship in General Internal Medicine)

Work In Progress

Title: “Glycemic Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE)”. Agency: NIH/NIDDK I.D.# 1U01DK098246-01. P.I.: William Tamborlane, MD (Yale); Sub-site PI (West Haven VA): Kim Pham, MD, MPH. GRADE is a comparative effectiveness trial of the most commonly used FDA-approved diabetes drugs. The health outcomes of 5,000 subjects, at 37 participating centers, will be assessed through 2020.

Research Interests

Primary care; public health, community program planning and evaluation; veterans' health; diabetes; behavioral & social sciences