Alexander Westphal MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center

Biographical Info

I have a research and clinical focus on autism spectrum disorders. My work is divided between the Division of Law and Psychiatry and the Child Study Center. In Law and Psychiatry I do evaluations of people with autism who are in legal trouble, work at the Forensic Drug Diversion Program, and serve as a consultant on autism to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. At the Child Study Center, I do research on developmental regression and autism, and serve as a psychiatrist for the Benhaven network.


Education & Training

M.D.
Brown Medical School (2005)
Ph.D.
Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2013)
Resident, Adult Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (2005 - 2010)
Fellow, Child Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine, Yale Child Study Center (2005 - 2011)
Fellow, Forensic Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine, Division of Law and Psychiatry (2011 - 2013)

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