Find a DoctorGet Care Now
MyChart

Contrast

Contact

Share

Donate

MyChart

Help

Accepting New Patients

Inci B. Yildirim, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatrics

Affiliated With: Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Call To Schedule Your Appointment

This doctor is not accepting online bookings. Please call us at (203) 785-4730 to schedule your appointment.

Biography - Inci B. Yildirim, MD

Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and a vaccinologist whose clinical work focuses on infections and vaccinations in transplant patients. 

“These are children who received organ or bone marrow transplants and are immunocompromised. My interest is in how they respond or do not respond to vaccines and how we can maximize the protection against infectious diseases using vaccination in this vulnerable group of children,” she says.  

For example, Dr. Yildirim cares for children who went through organ or bone marrow transplantation or received chemotherapy. “Their immune systems are weak and they are prone to infections and then cannot control an infection if they get one,” she explains. “Unfortunately, vaccines don’t work as well in these kids as they do in otherwise healthy children. This requires a different handling of how you give the vaccines, how you protect them from infections, and how you manage an infection if they get one.”

The work, she says, is close to her heart. “These kids have gone or are going through really a hard period; they survive transplant and many other things, and I don’t want an infection to be a limit for their return to normal life similar to other kids,” she says. 

The reward of being able to help her patients, Dr. Yildirim adds, is on a global scale. “If you can prevent disease and mortality among kids with vaccines, it is the most successful intervention in medicine in the 20thcentury after clean drinking water,” she says. 

An active researcher, she says one of the highlights of her work is that there are always new questions to explore and improvements to make. “Right now in the lab, we are studying how our immune system and our bodies respond to the COVID-19 vaccine,” says Dr. Yildirim, who is an investigator for the multi-institutional Covid-19 Prevention Network’s (CoVPN) Moderna mRNA-1273 clinical trial for children 6 months to 12 years of age. 

“I am thankful for all families and children who have been overwhelmingly interested in our study and helping us to find a safe and effective vaccine for our younger ones” she says. "I like working in pediatrics. Children are our future and if you have healthy youth, they will be healthy adults.” 

The development of COVID-19 vaccines has been an amazing feat, Dr. Yildirim says. “During the urgency of the pandemic we have used the skills and information we have accumulated to create successful vaccines,” she says. “It’s the product of collaboration among scientists, physicians, patients and most importantly participants in the clinical vaccine trials. I think the paradigm will change with how we work with vaccines going forward. I am very hopeful we will have safe and effective vaccines for many other infectious pathogens in the near future.”

Read More

Overview

Gender

Female

Specialty

Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatrics

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

Hacettepe University School of Medicine;Boston University Medical Center

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship

Boston Medical Center

Does this provider accept my Insurance?

YES! This insurance is accepted.

Sorry This insurance may not be accepted.

Accepted Insurance

Please check for your insurance on the list below.

  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • BERKELEY CARE NETWORK
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

More About Accepted Insurance

Your Appointment

Preparing for Your Appointment

Your will receive instructions from our office about any items needed prior to your visit. If you have MyChart, you may be able to save time and check in prior to your visit.

Log Into MyChart

About Yale New Haven Health

After Your Appointment

View results, request prescription renewals, schedule follow up visits and more.

Login to Mychart

Locations

Map View
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Child Health Research Center

464 Congress Ave
New Haven, CT 06520

Main (203) 785-4730
Fax (203) 785-7194

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

800 Howard Ave
Yale Physicians Building, 4th fl.
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 785-2565
Fax () -

Pediatric Specialty Center

1 Park St
New Haven, CT 06510

Main (877) 925-3637
Fax () -

Are you Inci B. Yildirim, MD?

Update your profile