Sadie Elisseou, MD

Adjunct Instructor, Medicine

Sadie Elisseou
72 E. Concord Street


Dr. Elisseou is a medical educator and general internist. She received her BA and MD through the eight-year Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University. She then completed residency and chief residency at the Yale Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program. Since that time, Dr. Elisseou has been working as a primary care physician in the VA healthcare system. She recently served as Course Leader for the Doctoring clinical skills course at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Elisseou currently has a full-time clinical practice, teaches at Harvard Medical School and Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and enjoys research, education, and consulting in the field of trauma-informed care.


  • Brown University School of Medicine, MD
  • Brown University, BA


  • Published on 2/9/2024

    Elisseou S, Shamaskin-Garroway A, Kopstick AJ, Potter J, Weil A, Gundacker C, Moreland-Capuia A. Leading Organizations From Burnout to Trauma-Informed Resilience: A Vital Paradigm Shift. Perm J. 2024 Feb 09; 1-8. PMID: 38332699.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/20/2023

    Mosier-Mills A, Vagwala M, Potter J, Elisseou S. Respecting Body-Size Diversity in Patients: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Clinicians. Perm J. 2023 Nov 20; 1-6. PMID: 37981843.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/24/2023

    Yang Y, Schulze A, Bekui AM, Elisseou S, Sun SW, Hay S, Moriarty JP, Holt SR. Chief resident behaviors that lead to effective morning reports, a multisite qualitative study. BMC Med Educ. 2023 Oct 24; 23(1):789. PMID: 37875921.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/21/2023

    Elisseou S. Trauma-Informed Care: A Missing Link in Addressing Burnout. J Healthc Leadersh. 2023; 15:169-173. PMID: 37637484.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/19/2023

    Ashworth H, Lewis-O'Connor A, Grossman S, Brown T, Elisseou S, Stoklosa H. Trauma-informed care (TIC) best practices for improving patient care in the emergency department. Int J Emerg Med. 2023 May 19; 16(1):38. PMID: 37208640.

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  • Published on 8/30/2022

    Elisseou S, Adams E, Adler M. A Trauma-Informed Approach to Peer Physical Examination. MedEdPORTAL. 2022; 18:11273. PMID: 36118916.

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  • Published on 6/13/2022

    Elisseou S, Holt SR. Effective Strategies for Planning and Facilitating Morning Report. J Grad Med Educ. 2022 06; 14(3):260-264. PMID: 35754651.

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  • Published on 7/1/2020

    Gerber MR, Elisseou S, Sager ZS, Keith JA. Trauma-Informed Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond. Fed Pract. 2020 Jul; 37(7):302-308. PMID: 32908333.

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  • Published on 1/25/2019

    Elisseou S, Puranam S, Nandi M. A Novel, Trauma-Informed Physical Examination Curriculum for First-Year Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 01 25; 15:10799. PMID: 30800999.

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  • Published on 3/24/2018

    Elisseou S, Puranam S, Nandi M. A novel, trauma-informed physical examination curriculum. Med Educ. 2018 05; 52(5):555-556. PMID: 29572928.

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