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PACT Hospitalists

When a patient transitions from an office-based practice to a hospital setting or vice versa, there’s an added level of complexity. This is why hospitalists are important. Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients.

They serve as a bridge for patients during their hospital stay. Hospitalists spend all of their workday in the hospital, so they can be more readily available to a patient than a doctor who spends much of the day outside the hospital in an office or a clinic.

PACT’s hospitalist division helps patients by minimizing service duplication, canceling unnecessary admissions, ensuring appropriate referrals and scheduling timely post-hospital visits after discharge. This assistance and coordination with other healthcare providers helps result in better outcomes and reduced costs for our patients. PACT’s experienced career hospitalists are committed to inpatient medical care and support, and to helping patients and physicians navigate the complicated care plans that often occur during transitions of care.

Meet PACT Hospitalists:

Jaya Gobin, MD
Shivi Sharma, MD
Karla Nockleby, MD

Jaya Gobin, M.D.
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Dr. Gobin is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus.

About

hospitalist-gobinDr. Gobin was born in Guyana and attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, where she obtained her M.D. degree in 1999. After a few years working in the government medical service in her home country, she moved to the United States in 2002 for a residency in internal medicine and a nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. After graduating from her fellowship she took up employment with the hospitalist program.

In 2012, at the time of the merger between Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael, she continued as a hospitalist and was given the position and title of lead day hospitalist for the Saint Raphael campus, a role that combined clinical and administrative duties. She has been involved in many committees and has a particular interest in patient safety and satisfaction.

In 2015 Dr. Gobin joined PACT as a hospitalist. She continues her hospital-based patient care at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus.

Education

  • St George’s University School of Medicine, 1999, M.D.

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in internal medicine, 2015

Post Graduate Training

  • Nephrology fellowship, 2007, Hospital of Saint Raphael
  • Internal medicine residency, 2005, Hospital of Saint Raphael

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of Hospital Medicine

Sub-Specialties

  • Practices in Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus

Languages

  • English

 

Shivi Sharma, M.D.
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus.

About

hospitalist-sharmaDr. Shivi Sharma attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He then moved to the United States to complete his training in internal medicine at the Hospital of Saint Raphael as a resident and then as chief resident. His love of the art of medicine led him to a career as a hospitalist, where he finds joy in getting people better, out of the hospital and back to real life. He is also a clinical instructor with the Yale School of Medicine, where he teaches clinical reasoning to medical students.

Dr. Sharma spends his spare time reading about economics, quantum physics and the size of infinities and wondering where the time went. He subscribes to the following philosophy of Edith Wharton: “In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” (A Backward Glance, 1934)

Education

  • M.D., University of the Witwatersrand, 2005

Board Certifications

  • Internal medicine, 2011

Post Graduate Training

  • Chief resident, 2012, Hospital of Saint Raphael
  • Internal medicine residency, 2011, Hospital of Saint Raphael

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Languages

  • English

 

Karla Nockleby, M.D.
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Dr. Nockleby is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus.

About

hospitalist-nocklebyOriginally from Minnesota, Dr. Nockleby has been a hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Hospital since 2013. Inspired by her mother who is a nurse, Dr. Nockleby feels it is a privilege to treat patients and believes that caring for the whole person is vital in medicine.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Nockleby enjoys traveling and learning new languages. She completed a global health program that included coursework in tropical medicine as well as rotations in India and Thailand to study healthcare in the developing world.

Dr. Nockleby enjoys cooking, watching documentaries, practicing yoga, and spending time with loved ones.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, 2008, M.D.
  • Smith College, 2002, B.A., Biochemistry

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in internal medicine, 2010

Post Graduate Training

  • Internal Medicine Residency, 2011, University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Languages

  • English