Linda Bockenstedt MD

Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine, Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs


Dr. Linda Bockenstedt is the Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, and Director for Professional Development & Equity at Yale School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard College and is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Medicine. After completing residency training in medicine and serving as Chief Resident in Medicine at Yale, Dr. Bockenstedt obtained rheumatology clinical and research fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. She returned to Yale as a faculty member in 1989 where she teaches postdoctoral and medical trainees in the clinical and laboratory arenas and directs a research program devoted toward understanding the pathogenesis of Lyme disease, an infection-related rheumatic disease. Her research has been continually supported by the National Institutes of Health since 1990, and she is internationally recognized for her studies of the host immune response to spirochetal infection.

Dr. Bockenstedt is a Fellow member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected member of the Kunkel Society and the Interurban Clinical Club. She is a former standing member of the Immunity and Host Defense Study Section at NIH and former member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Rheumatology Research & Education Foundation. In 2006, she was named Director for Professional Development & Equity at Yale School of Medicine, a newly created position designed to advance faculty development and diversity.

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