Internal Medicine – Faculty
Alan Kliger, M.D., F.A.C.P., Chief Medical Officer
Recently appointed as vice president, chief medical officer and chief quality officer for the Saint Raphael Healthcare System, Dr. Kliger served as chair of Saint Raphael’s Department of Medicine from 2001 – 2010. A nephrologist practicing in the community as well as teaching medicine and nephrology, Dr. Kliger is a clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He earned a B.S. from City College of New York and a M.D. from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, where he also performed his internship and residency. He did a nephrology fellowship at Georgetown University and a research fellowship at the Washington and American Heart Association.
Ernest Moritz, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P., Interim Chair, Department of Medicine
A former chairman of Saint Raphael’s Department of Medicine, Dr. Moritz has been the Transitional Program Director since 1990. Until 1998, he also served as director of the Internal Medicine program. He earned his A.B. from Brown University; his M.D. from Kansas University School of Medicine; and was an Internal Medicine intern and resident at Kansas University Medical Center. This was followed by two years as a Pulmonary Medicine fellow at Yale University School of Medicine. At Saint Raphael’s, Dr. Moritz has served as medical director for the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Care, and the Lung Life pulmonary rehabilitation program, and is the pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship coordinator. He is a former investigator for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and is an associate clinical professor at Yale. He is a member of several professional organizations and has received many honors, including the American College of Physicians Connecticut Laureate Award and the Connecticut Thoracic Society Award for dedication to the Connecticut Thoracic Society and the field of Pulmonary Medicine. He has written numerous original, peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, as well as book reviews and book chapters.
Robert Nardino, M.D., F.A.C.P., Internal Medicine Program Director
Director of our Internal Medicine program since July 2000, Dr. Nardino came to Saint Raphael’s in 1997 as a Department of Medicine faculty member. He previously served as an assistant professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine; an assistant clinical professor at Wright State University School of Medicine; and a staff internist (and major) at U.S. Air Force Medical Center Wright-Patterson. Dr. Nardino is currently an assistant clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He earned a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, a M.D. from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and performed a categorical internal medicine residency at U.S.A.F. Medical Center Wright-Patterson. A member of numerous professional organizations, he has received honors including the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Paul W. Myers Award for Outstanding Physician Assistant Preceptor, and the American College of Physicians’ Connecticut Laureate Award. Dr. Nardino has written several original, peer-reviewed articles, sits on the Saint Raphael Bulletin editorial board, and is a reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Barry Wu, M.D., F.A.C.P., Associate Program Director
Dr. Wu is one of two Internal Medicine associate program directors, as well as the program’s medical missions director. An associate clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine, he’s been on staff since 1996. Dr. Wu earned his B.S. cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a M.D. from the University of Rochester; and was a National Institutes of Health Pathology Research Fellow. He performed both his internship and residency at Yale. As a Yale professor, he has received two of the most prestigious teaching awards that the school presents: the Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize and the Francis Gilman Blake Teaching Award. Dr. Wu was the second recipient of the American College of Physicians Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator.
Stephen A. Atlas, M.D., F.A.C.P., Associate Program Director and Director of Ambulatory Education
Dr. Atlas is one of two Internal Medicine associate program directors, as well as the director of ambulatory education. He is a Saint Raphael attending physician, as well as an associate clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He earned a B.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo; a M.D. from Medical College of Wisconsin; and performed residencies at both Medical College of Wisconsin and State University of New York at Stony Brook Affiliated Hospitals. He has received many honors, including the American College of Physician’s George Thornton Teaching Award.
Roger Elias, M.D., Director of the ICU
Dr. Elias has been director of the Saint Raphael Medical Intensive Care unit since July 2006. He earned his M.D. from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and completed his Internal Medicine training at Saint Raphael’s in 2002. After serving as chief medical resident in 2002-03, Dr. Elias completed pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowships at Norwalk Hospital and Yale University. He is also trained and board certified in sleep medicine.
During your interview, you’ll learn about the many other skilled community and staff physicians who serve both the Internal Medicine and Transitional programs as part-time faculty.
Page last updated on Oct. 01, 2010