Kiki Nissen, M.D., FACP, is a member of the Department of Medicine at UConn Health. She received her M.D. in 1989 from UConn. She completed an internal medicine residency and served as chief medical resident in 1994. After completing training, she has remained a part of the UConn community as an internist and academic leader. Her most recent role is serving as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME)/Designated Institution Official (DIO) since 2007. In this capacity, she has oversight responsibilities for approximately 55 sponsored GME programs and 640 residents and fellows. She successfully graduated from the AAMC leadership program for DIO’s in 2010. As the DIO at UConn, Dr. Nissen has successfully led two accreditation visits in 2008, 2012 with the most recent accreditation resulting in zero citations and a 12-year-accreditation-cycle. Dr. Nissen has become an institutional fixture advocating for medical education as a top priority and does this also at the regional and national level.
In addition to her educational and administrative roles, Dr. Nissen has been a board-certified primary care physician at UConn Health since 1996. She has received teaching awards, outstanding evaluations from our resident physicians, and achieved local Top Doctor Honors in Hartford Magazine. In July 2015, she was appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs at UConn Health. In January 2017, she was promoted to Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.