Kulaga Appointed Assistant Dean for Students at Connecticut Campus

February 27, 2018 by Jennifer Nachbur

Ellen Kulaga, M.D., Assistant Dean for Students, UVM Larner College of Medicine Connecticut Campus (Courtesy photo)

Ellen Kulaga, M.D., has been appointed assistant dean for students at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont’s Connecticut campus at Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN).

Kulaga began serving in this new role January 1, 2018. She is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at UVM and reports to Jonathan Rosen, MD, associate dean for undergraduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine’s Connecticut campus. In her new role, Kulaga's responsibilities include advocating for, advising and evaluating the performance of Larner College of Medicine students at the Connecticut campus; policy compliance; strategic planning; and central educational management.

A native of Maine, Kulaga graduated from both Dartmouth College and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and completed a residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She served as chief resident there, following which she joined the faculty and served as an assistant professor of medicine from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, Kulaga joined an internal medicine practice in Norwalk, Conn., where her commitment to teaching was recognized with the Norwalk Hospital House Staff Teacher of the Year Award. She was recruited to the Norwalk Hospital Internal Medicine Department as a Clinical Educator in 2005 and since then, has supervised the outpatient teaching program for both residents and medical students at the Norwalk Community Health Center.

In addition to regularly lecturing on a variety of internal medicine and women's health topics, Kulaga has coauthored several poster presentations with residents presenting clinical vignettes and quality improvement research for local and regional meetings.  She has served on several medical education committees at Norwalk Hospital, including the Curriculum Committee, Resident Selection Committee, E-Learning Committee and the Student Affairs Planning Committee for the UVM Larner College of Medicine Connecticut campus.  At the Norwalk Community Health Center she served on the Board of Directors from 2005-2011, was the physician-champion for planning and implementation of the electronic medical record and has been active in the process of becoming a Patient Centered Medical Home. 

Kulaga has continued to see patients at the Norwalk Community Health Center since assuming these new responsibilities.

Learn more about the Larner College of Medicine’s Connecticut campus.