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Hamada Hamid Altalib

Professor of Neurology; Track Director, Health Informatics, Executive MPH; Chief of VA Neurology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH, FAES

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Dr. Altalib is the Chief of Neurology at the Veteran Administration (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System. He also serves as the Northeast Regional Director of the VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. He helped established a VA Neurobehavioral clinic, which provides clinical care for Veterans who suffer from emotional distress and/or behavioral problems associated with neurological conditions (such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and epilepsy). At Yale University he also provides care for people with neurological injury that impact emotional processing. For instance, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders (and their treatments) can affect brain circuits and chemistry and lead to mood, anxiety, and even psychotic disorders. Furthermore, neuropsychiatric conditions such functional movement disorder and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are managed in his clinic.

Dr. Altalib is also the Director of the Yale Epilepsy Outcomes Research Program, in which he oversees clinical trials and cohort studies related to epilepsy interventions. In addition to seizure control outcomes, his research explores psychiatric co-morbidity of neurologic disease. He is currently the primary investigator of a studies examining the neurologic substrates of depression in people with epilepsy; the burden of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures in the Veteran population; and measuring coordination of health care using social network analysis methods.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2010)
  • MPH
    New York University, Global Health (2008)
  • MPH
    New York University, Global Health Epidemiology (2008)
  • Residency
    New York University (2008)
  • Intern
    Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL (2002)
  • DO
    Michigan State University (2001)
  • BA
    University of Michigan, Psychology (1996)


  • Global Mental Health Work In Progress
    Başakşehir, İstanbul, Turkey 2020
    Work In Progress for graduate students and junior faculty
  • Epilepsy and Mental Health
    Doha, Doha, Qatar 2018
    7th Annual Qatar International Mental Health Conference
  • Overcoming Mental Health Programming Challenges in the Middle East
    Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009
    Global Health and the United ArabEmirates (UAE)
  • Fulbright Fellowship
    Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan (2002-2004)
    Fulbright Fellowship

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowAmerican Epilepsy Society2017

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