Dr. Michael Bennick, MD

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Michael C. Bennick, MD

General gastroenterology, colon cancer screening

Dr. Bennick is currently the Medical Director of the Patient Experience and Associate Chief of Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Chairman of the Patient Experience Council for Yale-New Haven Health System.  He is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and a Fellow of Trumbull College at Yale University. 

Dr. Bennick began his professional life as a sociologist interested in how individuals find meaning within the communities they reside. This led him on a journey which brought him to internal medicine, and as the poet Cortney Davis notes, “the reality of the body is the surest pathway to the mysteries of the soul.” The patient has been the focus of Dr. Bennick’s attention for more than a quarter of a century.  As a graduating resident he was recognized with the Terry Guth Award for Excellence and Humanism in Medicine and has remained committed to training students, residents, fellows and colleagues to better appreciate the power of a patient’s narrative and the importance of patient and family centered care.


Dr. Bennick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania with an individualized major: The Concept of Community, A Study in Sociological Theory and Existential Religious Thought. He subsequently received his Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Temple University. Dr. Bennick did both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowships in Gastroenterology and Clinical Investigation at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Education & Training


Internal Medicine





University of Pennsylvania



Temple University School of Medicine


Internship & Residency:

Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania



Clinical Investigation in Digestive

Disease - Yale New Haven Hospital


Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

- Yale University School of Medicine

Associate Chief of Medicine - Yale-New Haven Hospital

Medical Director of Patient Experience -

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Board Certification:

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology



Josiah Macy Fellow Fostering Medical


The Best Doctors in Connecticut, past


international Who's Who of Professionals,


The Best Doctors in America - Northeast

Region, 1996-1997