Kirsten Matthews Wilkins MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Clerkship Director

Biographical Info

Dr. Wilkins is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where she also serves as Psychiatry Clerkship Director. Dr. Wilkins works in outpatient general and geriatric psychiatry at the VA CT Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. Her areas of clinical focus include Mood Disorders, Repetitive Transcranial Stimulation (rTMS), and Cognitive Disorders, including complex neuropsychiatric symptoms of Dementia.

As a Clinician-Educator, Dr. Wilkins is actively involved in the supervision and education of Yale medical students, PA students, and psychiatry residents and fellows. On a national level, she has long been involved with the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Teaching and Training Committee and Chair of the Scholars Program for trainees. She is a member of the Association for Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) and was selected last year as a participant in the ADMSEP Education Scholars Program.

Dr. Wilkins is board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certification in both Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and has presented regionally and nationally in the areas of geriatric psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and the education of medical trainees in psychiatry. Current areas of research interest include the integration of basic and clinical science in the Psychiatry Clerkship, medical student mental health, and novel applications of rTMS.


Education & Training

B.S.
University of Tulsa (1997)
M.D.
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2001)
Resident
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Psychiatry (2001 - 2005)
Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry (2005 - 2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • Psychiatry Residents' Association Teaching Award
    Yale Department of Psychiatry (2013)
  • Chairman's Award
    Yale Department of Psychiatry (2013)
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
    University of Oklahoma Department of Psychiatry (2011)

Professional Service

  • Co-Chair, Teaching and Training Committee, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (04/01/2013 - 04/01/2016)
  • Chair, Scholars Program, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (04/01/2012 - 04/01/2015)

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