Arman Fesharaki-Zadeh, MD, PhD

Instructor of Psychiatry and of Neurology

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Memory Disorders & Cognitive Neurology

Yale Medicine


Dr. Fesharaki is currently a behavioral neurologist/neuropsychiatrist, as well as a basic neuroscience researcher focusing on Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. He has a diverse training background, which include a mixture of clinical adult psychiatry, clinical behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry and bench neuroscience skills.  During his residency training, he was also able to pursue a PhD degree in neurobehavioral sciences focusing on co-morbid traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic brain disorder (PTSD), which is currently in the completion phase. This combination of aforementioned skills has in turn given him a unique vantage point to have the opportunity to apply what he continues to learn in the laboratory to enrich his clinical treatment.  His current research focus is to develop a robust animal model of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), as well as investigation of potential treatment modalities.  As a translational neuroscientist, he intends to ultimately apply his basic science knowledge to clinical trials, in order to benefit a growing number of patients suffering from long term neurocognitive sequelae of traumatic brain injury.

Education & Training

PhD SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Neuroscience (2018)
MD Ross School of Medicine (2009)
UCNS Board Certified in Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry Yale University School of Medicine
ABPN Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2016)

Honors & Recognition

  • American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Honors Scholarship AwardAmerican Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) (2015)

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Contact Info

Arman Fesharaki-Zadeh, MD, PhD
Mailing Address
295 Congress Avenue
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine Yale

New Haven, CT 06536

Curriculum Vitae

Tau Induction due to TBI

The pictures compares the dentate gyrus area of the hippocampus of a control animal subject vs an animal undergone a TBI injury. Please note the increased tau accumulation in the injured case.