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Victoria Costales, MD, Internal Medicine, Derby, CT, Griffin Hospital


Internal Medicine Derby, CT

Preventive Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Program Director, Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program and Preventive Medicine Residency Program; Director, Center for Healthy Living, Griffin Hospital

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  • Victoria Costales serves as Program Director for Griffin Hospital’s Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Medical Director for its Center for Healthy Living, and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine. Her work focuses on promoting population health and community health by connecting providers and patients to lifestyle change and prevention programs as well as stewarding graduate medical education training. Her patient care is through Wellness for Life, a 12-week lifestyle change program, where she leads a team of health experts that come alongside a cohort of individuals who make changes in their nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other lifestyle areas. Dr. Costales completed her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Master of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health. She pursued her Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine training at Griffin Hospital, Fellowship in Public Health Practice at the New York City Health Department, and Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She also serves on the Prevention Practice Committee of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is passionate about promoting individual and community overall health and wellbeing, graduate medical education, and public health.

Education & Training

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
    University of Arizona College of Medicine-TucsonFellowship, Integrative Medicine, 2016 - 2018
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental HygieneFellowship, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, 2014 - 2015
  • Griffin HospitalChief Residency, Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine, 2012 - 2013
  • Griffin HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine, 2009 - 2013
  • Yale School of Public Health MPH, 2013
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityClass of 2009

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2014 - 2016
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Evaluation of a Curriculum in an Internal Medicine Residency and Patient- Centered Medical Home Rotation  
    Nawaz H, Via C, Wild D, Costales V, Gentile C, Petraro, P and L Lim, J Community Med Health Educ, 5/25/2017


  • Prediabetes Screening/Testing and Referral to a CDC-recognized Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program 
    DP18-1815/DP18-1817 Recipient Meeting, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia - 3/2019
  • Diabetes Prevention Programs: Offer or Refer? 
    66th PostGraduate Course American Diabetes Association (New York, New York) - 2/23/2019
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstration Projects Webinar Series (Independent Physician Associations) 
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Grant Support

  • HRSA Preventive Medicine ResidenciesHealth Resources and Services Administration2018–2023
  • Physician Training Award in Cancer Prevention (PTACP)American Cancer Society2020–Present
  • HRSA Primary Care Training and EnhancementHealth Resources and Services Administration2015–2020


  • Member, American College of Preventive Medicine, Prevention Practice Committee 2013 - Present

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