William Hurt Sledge MD

George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor of Psychiatry; Psychiatry, Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development; Medical Director, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchSocial & Behavioral HealthPsychiatry: Adult Psychiatry; Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital; Psychological Medicine Service

Research Interests

Adaptation to chronic illness including physical and psychiatric; Resilience and quality of life in special populations such as POWs and medically ill patients; Quality improvement; Cost effectiveness in behavioral medicine programs

Clinical Interests

Psychotherapy; Psychoanalytic psychotherapy; Brief psychotherapy; Hospital psychiatry; Aeromedical consultations; Behavioral medicine; Schizophrenia


  • M.D., Baylor University , 1971