Linda Chaudron, MD, MS
Vice President and RG Bing-You Chair for Medical Education, Maine Medical Center
Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Chaudron attended Boston College receiving a degree in psychology. She always knew she wanted to be a psychiatrist and attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She then traveled to Wisconsin and completed her general psychiatry residency program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Hospitals and Clinics. She was always interested in women’s mental health and was fortunate to pursue a Women’s Health Fellowship through the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her training she returned to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Medical Center (URMC) to begin her career in academic medicine.
At the URMC she held many positions including Vice Chair for Clinical Services, Co-Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program, Senior Association Dean and Vice President for Inclusion and Culture to name a few. She also conducted research in perinatal depression and anxiety and developed a specialized perinatal consultation clinic where she trained residents and medical students. In addition to her research and national and international work in perinatal depression, she has worked nationally on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion and is the immediate past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science Steering Committee.
Dr. Chaudron joined Maine Medical Center in August of 2021 after more than two decades as a faculty member URMC to lead its Department of Medical Education which includes undergraduate medical education (including Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Track), graduate medical education, continuing professional development, interprofessional education, simulation laboratory and standardized patient training, Journal of Maine Medical Center and library and knowledge services. She is thrilled to be in Maine and to be applying her many experiences to furthering medical and interprofessional education.
She has two children who are now grown and on their own, and lives with her husband, dog and cat on 10 acres in Gorham, Maine.