Patrick Asiedu, M.D., PhD
1308 Chapel Street, New Haven
Dr. Patrick Asiedu is an Internist and Primary Care Physician. Dr. Asiedu completed his medical degree at the University of Ghana Medical School in 1987, followed by an Internship in Pediatrics in 1987, and a Residency in Hematology in 1988. He was awarded a graduate scholarship by Columbia University in New York, and received his M.A. in Pharmacology in 1989, M. Phil. in Pharmacology in 1991, and Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1994. Dr. Asiedu published a number of papers on the pharmacokinetics of the oral lead chelating agent, 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), in children with lead poisoning. He was honored with a Graduate Student Award for Research Excellence by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in 1993.
After completing his graduate studies at Columbia University, Dr. Asiedu was accepted into the Internal Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he did his Internship and Residency. Dr. Asiedu joined the Chapel Medical Group in New Haven, Connecticut in 1996. Dr Asiedu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, Attending Physician at the Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Attending Physician at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, and a Civil Surgeon of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Dr. Asiedu is licensed by the State of Connecticut, and is a member of the American College of Physicians, Connecticut State Medical Society, New Haven County Medical Association, Association of Black Cardiologists, and the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks.
Dr. Asiedu’s professional mission is to promote the education of patients, families and caregivers about their illnesses and how best to treat and manage them. This is critical for improvement of health outcomes. Dr. Asiedu is actively involved in community outreach in churches and other social organizations, educating audiences about health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, and cancer of the breast, prostate and colon. Dr. Asiedu was honored by the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition in April 2011, for his contributions to the Immigrant Population of the State.