Doctor Thomas Duffy is a Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Hematology. After an Assistant Professorship at Johns Hopkins, he moved to Yale in 1976 and became a Professor of Medicine in the Clinical Scholar Track in 1981. During his tenure at Yale he has established a national reputation as a diagnostician in Internal Medicine and Hematology. His teaching impact has been recognized with numerous awards which include invitations for delivering several medical school commencement addresses. He has published over 150 articles and essays; he has shared editing and authorship of the book “Medical Complications of Pregnancy” and “Beauty, Healing and Creativity.”
Dr. Duffy was one of the earliest physicians in the field of Bioethics and was a founding member of the Ethics Committee at the Yale New Haven Hospital. He has been an Ethicist Scholar of the Yale Bioethics Consortium and continues to serve on the board of the Yale Bioethics Center. During this same period he has been heavily engaged in clinical ethics teaching of house staff and students. He is a board member of FASPE (Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), Americares and Health and Harmony, and the Cuniff-Dixon Board that recognizes national leaders in oncology care.
Over the last decade he served as Director of the Program for Humanities in Medicine at Yale Medical School until his retirement three years ago. His tenure saw the establishment of the Yale Medical Symphony and numerous options for students to keep alive their passion for the Humanities. He continues to be engaged in medical resident and fellow teaching as well as instructing medical students in the art of physical diagnosis.