Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Surgery (Transplant); Director, Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital; Associate Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Yale New Haven Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Adult Psychiatry | Psychological Medicine Service | Yale Global Mental Health Program

Transplantation Center

Yale Medicine

Global Health Initiative: Social & Behavioral Health


BOARD CERTIFICATION: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Psychosomatic medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Transplant Psychiatry, Refugee Mental Health

RESEARCH INTEREST: intensive psychiatric interventions in general hospital, psychiatric disease and organ transplantation, graduate medical education

Education & Training

MD Iuliu Hatieganu University, Romania (1998)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Columbia University, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2006)
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine (2008)
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Addiction Psychiatry (2008)

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2013)

  • Fellow, American Psychiatric AssociationAmerican Psychiatric Association (2011)

  • Paul E Kunitz Award for excellence in the practice of Psychiatry at the interface with MedicineYale University (2005)

  • Excellence in teaching AwardSt. Luke's Roosevelt Hosptial, Columbia University, New York (2003)

  • American Psychiatry Association/Pfizer Neuroscience Resident of the Year AwardAmerican Psychiatry Association (2002)

Professional Service

  • Chair, Residency Education Subcommittee Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2015)

  • Member Medical Advisory Board Wilson Disease International (2015)

  • Faculty Advisory Committee Yale University (2015)

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Contact Info

Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA
Patient Care Locations
Yale Psychiatry Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Transplantation CenterYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Psychiatry 300 George Street, Ste Suite 901
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Psychiatry Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
184 Liberty Street

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06504