David Matuskey, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Psychiatry and of Neurology; Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Movement Disorders

Bioimaging Sciences: Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Connecticut Mental Health Center


I am a board certified psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist with research work that has been translational in nature and focused on elucidating the underlying pathology of neuropsychiatric conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse and movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease) with an aim to find effective clinical treatments guided by molecular neuroimaging. Studies have included using PET imaging to investigate the role of receptors such as dopamine D3, serotonin 1B and 6, MGlur5 and kappa, neuroinflammation, and most recently, in-vivo synaptic density (SV2A) in clinical and nonclinical populations. Ongoing interests include imaging neuropsychiatric disorders and demographic, social and environmental factors influencing our brain.

Education & Training

MD St Matthew's University School of Medicine (2005)
BA University of South Florida, Psychology (1998)
BS University of South Florida, Biology (1998)
Clinical Neuroscience Research Fellow Yale University
Senior Resident Yale University
Resident University of Connecticut

Honors & Recognition

  • NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation (2018)

  • Michael Kuhar Travel AwardInternational Drug and Alcohol Research Society (2011)

  • NIDA-ISAM Travel FellowshipNIDA-ISAM (2011)

  • NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation (2010)

Professional Service

  • Yale Global Mental Health Program (2008 - 2011) Member

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