Aniyizhai Annamalai, MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Adult Refugee clinic; Director, Wellness Center, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Psychosis Program at Yale | Yale Global Mental Health Program

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine: Yale Center for Asylum Medicine

Yale Institute for Global Health

Yale Medicine

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research


My training was in a dual Internal Medicine/Psychiatry residency program. My clinical interests are in the care of patients with both medical and mental health problems. I am interested in building health care systems that integrate primary care and mental health services. Two populations I work with are refugees and people with serious mental illness. My belief is that students and residents in any discipline should be well trained in both medical and behavioral aspects of illness enabling them to have a holistic approach to patient care.

Education & Training

MBBS University of Mysore (1999)
MD University of Mysore (1999)
Resident physician Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Trainee Research AwardSouthern Illinois University (2008)

  • Resident of the yearDepartment of Psychiatry (2007)

  • Catherine Speedie Memorial AwardDepartment of Psychiatry (2007)

Professional Service

  • Journal of Seminars in Medical Practice (single edition) (2007) Reviewer

  • Department of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University (2006 - 2007) Committee Member

  • Housestaff committee (2005 - 2007) Member

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