Anne Flitcraft, MD is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine (1977). She provided some of the first research on violence against women and the many ways that such violence affects women’s health. During the 1980’s and 1990’s, she worked with many organizations including the American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Emergency Medicine and the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General in developing continuing education programs for physicians and articulating guidelines for care.
As co-director of the Domestic Violence Training Project (DVTP), “A Program for Healthcare Professional,” Dr. Flitcraft helped hospitals and clinics develop programs of identification, outreach and support for women in abusive relationships. The recipient of many grants and awards, Dr. Flitcraft is particularly honored by receipt of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for “outstanding contributions to the cause of women in medicine” from the American Medical Women’s Association in 1994.
Dr. Flitcraft was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She maintained a primary care practice and taught medical residents and students at the Burgdorf Health Center in the North End community of Hartford, Connecticut. She has been the recipient of multiple faculty teaching awards. Retired from UCONN in 2013, she is now involved in teaching first year medical students at Yale University.