David Rosenthal MD

David Rosenthal MD is a Primary Care Physician and Assistant Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. From 2012-2020, he served as the Medical Director of the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team for VA Connecticut, a medical home model of care with specialized access for Veterans experiencing homelessness located in the Errera Community Care Center. He has special areas of expertise in the development, testing, implementation, and scaling of innovative technology products and healthcare services for vulnerable populations. The VACT HPACT clinic was awarded VA/VISN 1 Quality Improvement Award for Best Population Health Program, the Best Clinical Innovation by Yale Department of Psychiatry, and was part of the CRRC team awarded large grant from Congress for large expansion to new clinical site in 2018. He has  presented Nationally and Internationally in the Medical-Legal Partnership community and helped develop the VA MLP Readiness Guide. In August 2015, USICH officially recognized Connecticut as first state to functionally end chronic homelessness in Veterans, in January 2016, recognized as second state to functionally end homelessness in all Veterans. VA Connecticut  Homeless PACT was frequently recognized as the #1 Top Performing H-PACT in Management of High-Utilizing Patients. For more information about the National  Homeless PACT Program here featured on AHRQ website. From 2020-2021, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Tesseract Health, Liminal Sciences, and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for 4Catalyzer in Guilford, CT. In 2022, he was named to the 6th Class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship. Dr. Rosenthal has written on medicine, health information technology, and medical ethics in The New England Journal of Medicine, Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), The Journal of Participatory Medicine, The Journal of Medical Internet Research, and in books addressing medical ethics in film. His documentary film entitled Witnessing Death: A grandson’s reflections on Alzheimer’s has been shown widely across the country and has been used in Certified Nursing Aide trainings. At Yale he served as a Course Director of the Capstone Course, the Introduction to the Profession (iPro) course, and Professional Responsibility course for all medical students. Dr. Rosenthal graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, received his M.D. from Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and completed his internship and primary care residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Management and Leadership Track. After working with Andy Rice after college on a Let’s Go TV Pilot, he is excited to work with Andy again on this film, which will be his Aspen Institute Fellowship Venture Project.