Message from the Chair

Lynn Kosowicz, M.D.

Welcome to the Department of Medicine at UConn Health!

We are a vibrant team of dedicated and talented clinicians, researchers, educators and staff, working together to make a difference. Our mission is to provide cutting-edge patient care while advancing scientific knowledge, medical education, and clinical and research training. Please take some time to explore our website and learn more about our exciting, innovative programs and research.

The department is comprised of 11 divisions which include Cardiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism; Gastroenterology and Hepatology; General Internal Medicine; Geriatrics; Hematology/Oncology; Infectious Diseases; Nephrology; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology. In addition, there are three type II centers: Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Center on Aging.

State-of-the-art, patient-centered, compassionate care is one of our core priorities, as are the education and training of the next generation of physicians to continue to provide such care. Our team consists of approximately 176 faculty members employed by UConn Health, as well as 163 faculty from affiliated institutions, and over 350 community based clinical faculty. We have approximately 120 residents in the categorical internal medicine program, 51 in the primary care residency program and 32 in postgraduate fellowship programs. More than 450 medical students are trained annually on clinical rotations. Our accomplished faculty are vital to the success of the patient care and educational missions of UConn Health.

Transformative research that generates new knowledge to improve clinical practice is also a core priority. Our research strengths are diverse and include: cancer immunotherapeutics and causes and prevention of colon cancer; genetics of cardiomyopathy and prevention of heart failure and myocardial infarction; bone development, osteoporosis, and endocrine neoplasia; the gut microbiome and multiple sclerosis; acute kidney injury and interstitial renal fibrosis; spirochete diseases and nosocomial infections; immunology of aging and influenza vaccines; care of patients with bronchiectasis; management of pneumonia in hospitalized patients; tobacco and e-cigarette addiction; and promotion of health in the work place. The department currently has over 10 million dollars in extramural funding and 15,000 square feet of dedicated research space. A major initiative to enhance clinical research training of internal medicine residents is currently underway.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Medicine at UConn Health. Please contact us with any questions or if we can provide additional information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lynn Kosowicz, M.D., FACP
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, Clinical Skills Assessment Program