Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Epilepsy & Seizures | Pediatric Epilepsy Program


Center for Medical Informatics

Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Yale Medicine

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center: Middle East Studies


Dr. Altalib is the Director of the Veteran Administration (VA) Epilepsy Center of Excellence in West Haven, CT, where he oversees and provides direct care for Veterans with epilepsy throughout the greater New England region. 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

MPH New York University, Global Health (2008)
MPH New York University (2008)
DO Michigan State University (2001)
BA University of Michigan, Psychiatry (1996)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Residency New York University
Intern Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2009)
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2009)
Board Certification United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican Epilepsy Society (2017)

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Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH
Patient Care Locations
Yale NeurologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Neurology6 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473
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