Michael J Sernyak Jr MD

Professor of Psychiatry; CEO, Connecticut Mental Health Center


Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Adult Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Michael Sernyak graduated from Amherst College with a BA in Physics and Astronomy in 1983. He attended Jefferson Medical College and took his residency in psychiatry at Yale in 1987, with an internship at Greenwich Hospital. Following completion of his residency, he served as unit chief of the Psychosis Studies Unit at the Connecticut Mental Health Center for 5 years. In 1996 he joined the staff at the VA Connecticut Health Care System and in 2001 was appointed the Chief of the Psychiatry Service. In 2009 he was appointed CEO of the Connecticut Mental Health Center--a collaboration between the department and the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Dr. Sernyak is an internationally recognized health services researcher who specializes in the treatment issues of the severely mentally ill. His most recent areas of focus have been the development of metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes and the delivery of medical care in patients with schizophrenia.

Education

  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College , 1987