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Meet Our Physicians

Robert Schoen, MD, MBA

Dr. Robert T. Schoen practices at New Haven Rheumatology and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician at Yale New Haven Hospital. 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 involved in clinical research. Dr. Schoen was a member and then co-director of the Lyme Disease Research Clinic in the Section of Rheumatology at Yale University School of Medicine. He has participated in numerous studies and clinical trials related to Lyme disease, its causation, prevention and treatment. Dr. Schoen is currently conducting research in Brazil on treatment of chronic chikungunya arthritis. Dr. Schoen is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Master of the American College of Rheumatology. He is President of the Connecticut Rheumatology Association.

Dr. Schoen enjoys time with family, especially his young grandson. On many weekends, he hikes all around Connecticut with Georgie, his corgi.

Elise Carlson, MD

Dr. Elise Carlson 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. 

Julie Yip, DO

Dr. Julie Yip 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

Kylie Gargano DNP, APRN

Kylie Gargano DNP, APRN is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She graduated summa cum laude from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2011. Kylie then worked for several years as a registered nurse on the cardiac unit at St. Raphael’s Hospital. In 2016, she obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Quinnipiac University and began practice as a cardiac APRN. She joined New Haven Rheumatology in 2021. Kylie loves educating patients and finding connections between rheumatology and cardiology.


When not at work, you can find Kylie cooking, entertaining, reading and spending time with her family. 

Mary Elliott, PA

Mary Elliott is a board-certified physician associate who joined our practice in 2022. Upon earning her Master of Medical Science from the Yale School of Medicine, she worked as a physician assistant in primary care before specializing in rheumatology. Medicine is her second career. Prior to this, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University with a BA in English, and subsequently completed her PhD in English at Boston College.

Mary is passionate about enabling patients with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions to optimize their health and quality of life. She is active in a number of rheumatology organizations including Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers (RhAPP), Society for Physician Associates in Rheumatology (SPAR), and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP). She has served on her community’s land conservation trust and as a volunteer EMT and firefighter. She enjoys biking, swimming in the Sound and nearby lakes with her YMCA’s Tri Club Team, hiking Connecticut’s beautiful trails, and relaxing with friends and family.

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