Dr. Kefalos received her doctorate in medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. She then completed her residency in New Haven, CT at the Hospital of St. Rapheal’s, which is affiliated with the Yale University School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Kefalos was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Dr. Kefalos practiced internal medicine for 20 years in New Haven, CT where she was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to seeing patients she taught medical students, interns and residents. She also held meditation classes, “Conscious Living” classes and “Practicing Presence” sessions.
She was voted by her peers as “One of the 100 Best Doctors in Connecticut” in a 2002 survey done by Connecticut Magazine. She was then honored with being named as “One of the Best Doctors in America” in 2003-2004 and again in 2005-2006.
Dr. Kefalos embodies a unique combination of conventional medical knowledge and holistic wisdom and is skilled at blending them in a practical individualized approach. Dr K uses functional medicine approaches to get to the underlying cause of illness. She looks at the whole person, not just their symptoms incorporating lifestyle advice and nutritional awareness. She also incorporates specific Mind-Body Medicine techniques (meditation, Qigong, etc). Kinesiology (also known as energy testing or muscle testing) is a favored modality to help assess energy flows in and around the body. Dr K finds Nutrition Response Testing, TM Morphogenic Field Technique SM and Eden Energy Medicine very useful tools.
Dr. Kefalos is a member of The Oregon Medical Association, The Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, ACAM (American College of Advancement in Medicine) and The American Holistic Medical Association. She stays current in the conventional and integrative medical arenas by attending conferences and reading journals on an on-going basis.