In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, an assistant professor of medicine and a leading clinician-educator in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine and Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System, died on October 7, 2020. She was 51 years old.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Satchell immigrated to the United States in 1985 at the age of 17, settling in New Haven with her mother, stepfather, and siblings. She completed her senior year of high school at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven and then headed to college at the University of Connecticut. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 1990, Satchell went on to earn her medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.

After graduation, Dr. Satchell attended a three-year internal medicine primary care residency at Yale University School of Medicine. During residency, she participated in a one-month externship in Anchorage, Alaska, and a two-month externship in Harare, Zimbabwe. Dr. Satchell joined the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine in 2001.

Since 2018, Dr. Satchell was director of the Women Veterans Program of the Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System. In this role, she was responsible for administration, teaching, and clinical oversight for a program that cares for nearly 5,000 female veterans.


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