Viji Kurup MBBS, MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Yale. Viji completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Yale and continued there with a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. She has been faculty in the department since 2005 where she has developed a career as a medical educator. She is currently Director of Departmental Education and the Course director for the Anesthesia Resident Simulations.
Viji's research interests include integration of technology in teaching and patient care, global health, social media integration in resident education and looking at educational outcomes using these tools. She has established the Yale Anesthesia Media Lab in the department of Anesthesiology at Yale, devoted to creating multimedia learning objects (http://medicine.yale.edu/anesthesiology/media/index.aspx). She enjoys teaching and has been awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership for the Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine in 2008 and 2012. She is an active member of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) (Outreach and Developing world).
She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to teaching the millennial generation and using technology in resident education. She is also active in the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists and is currently the President of the Association.