Seth M. Powsner MD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Emergency Medicine; Director, Crisis Intervention Unit

Biographical Info

Dr. Powsner teaches Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry residents, and advanced medical students. He has been on faculty over 25 years and has been Medical Director of the Crisis Intervention Unit within Yale-New Haven Hospital's Emergency Department since 2000. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Powsner was on the clinical faculty at the University of Chicago. He had a private practice in downtown Chicago.

Education & Training

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1974)
Yale University (1978)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (5/1974)
Michael Reese Hospital/University of Illinois, Psychiatry (1978 - 1982)
Board Certification
Psychosomatic Medicine, Board Certified  (2005)
Board Certification
Geriatric Psychiatry, Board Certified  (1992)
Board Certification
Psychiatry, Board Certified  (1984)

Honors & Recognition

  • Visiting Professor
    Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2000)
  • President (2012-2014)
    American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (2012)
  • President (2013-2015)
    American Association for Technology in Psychiatry (2013)

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