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Robert T. Schoen, MD, MBA is a clinical professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and an attending physician at Yale New Haven Hospital. He practices rheumatology at New Haven Rheumatology. Dr. Schoen received his BA from Harvard College, Magna Cum Laude, his MD, alpha honor society from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed an internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. He trained in rheumatology as a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Schoen received an MBA from the University of Connecticut, receiving the Wall Street Journal Prize for the highest GPA in the class. 

In addition to maintaining a full-time clinical practice, Dr. Schoen is actively involved in clinical research. Shortly after its inception, he became a member of the Lyme Disease Research Clinic in the Section of Rheumatology at Yale University School of Medicine and was then co-director of this clinic. He has participated in numerous studies and clinical trials related to Lyme disease, its causation, prevention and treatment. At the present time, Dr. Schoen is also conducting research in Brazil to determine treatment approaches to chronic chikungunya arthritis. Dr. Schoen is a fellow of the American college of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. He is also current president of the Connecticut Rheumatology Association. 


Dr. Charles Disabatino, MD graduated from Boston College in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated Cum Laude. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1972 Cum Laude with an MD degree. He did his house staff training at Yale New Haven Hospital from 1972-1975 and his fellowship training at Yale New Haven Hospital in Rheumatology from 1975-1977. He has been in practice since 1977 at New Haven Rheumatology. 

He has enjoyed a teaching role at Yale New Haven Hospital and in the section of Rheumatology and is still actively taking care of patients with rheumatological problems. 


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Dr. Elise Carlson, MD is a board-certified Rheumatologist who has been a practicing physician with New Haven Rheumatology for 16 years. She graduated with honors from Yale University with a BA in Biology and graduated from University of Connecticut Medical School where she earned her MD degree. She completed her residency training in internal medicine and subsequently completed her rheumatology fellowship at the University of Connecticut. 

Dr. Carlson is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. She enjoys teaching both medical students and residents in her office for outpatient Rheumatology electives. She spends time each year teaching and working with the rheumatology fellows at Yale New Haven Hospital. She also enjoys volunteering her time in the community when she is not working in the office. 


Dr. Julie Yip, OD is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. She completed her fellowship in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Maryland with a research focus on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Prior to fellowship, she completed her internal medicine residency at Winthrop-University Hospital in New York and earned her medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at New York University (NYU).

Dr. Yip’s research background focused on the outcomes and therapy of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in systemic lupus erythematosus. She was involved in clinical trials as a sub-investigator for therapies in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Dr. Yip enjoys helping to restore mobility and quality of life to patients with rheumatic conditions by providing them with cutting edge and compassionate care.

Dr. Yip is fluent in English and can also speak Cantonese Chinese


Dr. Monica Schwartzman, MD is a double board-certified rheumatologist and internal medicine specialist. Dr. Schwartzman attended and completed her residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. While in the Mount Sinai's Humanities program she received an award for distinction in research. She completed a rheumatology fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During her rheumatology fellowship she completed a master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at Weill Cornell Medical College. 


Dr. Schwartzman has authored numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters on a variety of rheumatologic and autoimmune conditions. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network. 

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