Robert M Rohrbaugh MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, Department of Psychiatry; Residency Program Director, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Office of International Medical Student Education, Yale School of Medicine

Biographical Info

A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Psychiatry residency program, Dr. Rohrbaugh has been a member of the Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty since 1988. Dr. Rohrbaugh's clinical, educational and research interests have been at the interface of geropsychiatry and medicine. He has been Chief of the Psychiatry Consult service at VA-Connecticut and developed the geropsychiatry service and the psychiatry primary care clinic at VA-Connecticut. He has been active in medical student and residency education and has served as the Clerkship Director and Director of Medical Studies for medical student education and as Associate Program Director before assuming the Program Director role in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Rohrbaugh was named Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, extending his role in education to faculty in the department. Most recently, Dr. Rohrbaugh has become interested in education of medical students and residents in international settings and has been named Director of the Office of International Medical Student Education.


International Activity

  • Post graduate medical education
    Changsha, China   (2006)
    Education Consultant to Xiangya School of Medicine in development of a hospital system wide residency education program
  • Undergraduate Medical Education
    Changsha, China   (2006)
    Development of Clinical Electives for fourth and fifth year medical students

Education & Training

B.A.
Franklin and Marshall College (1978)
M.D.
Yale University (1982)
Residency
Yale University, Psychiatry  (1982 - 1986)
Fellowship in Geropsychiatry
Yale University, Psychiatry  (1986 - 1988)
NIMH Fellowship in Clinical Research
Yale University, Psychiatry  (1986 - 1988)

Honors & Recognition

  • Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residency
    American Psychiatric Association (2005)
  • Alvin Feinstein Award for Exemplary Teaching of Clinical Skills
    Yale School of Medicine (2009)
  • Nancy C.A. Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education in Psychiatry
    American Psychiatric Association (2002)
  • Malcolm Bowers Award for Excellence in Teaching PGY II Residents
    Department of Psychiatry (2002)
  • VA National Undersecretary's Award for Innovative Programs Integrating Mental Health, Primary Care and Geriatrics
    VA (2000)
  • Steven Fleck Faculty Award as Exemplary Physician and Clinical Teacher
    Department of Psychiatry (2000)
  • National Psychiatric Endowment Fund Fellow
    Laughlin Foundation (1986)
  • Yale Psychiatric Residents Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents
    Psychiatry Residents Association (1998)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    (1978)
  • Yale Psychiatric Residents Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents
    Psychiatry Residents Association (1994)
  • Yale Psychiatric Residents Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents
    Psychiatry Residents Association (1993)
  • Sandoz Award for Thesis in Biological Psychiatry
    Yale School of Medicine (1982)
  • Laughlin Award for Merit
    Department of Psychiatry (1986)

Professional Service

  • Yale China Association (2009)
  • Association of American Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (2005)
  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (2005)

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