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Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychiatric Emergency Room, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Contact Information

Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Ave

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Dr. Fuehrlein graduated from the M.D. Ph.D. program at the University of Florida in 2008, adult psychiatry residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2012 and addiction psychiatry fellowship at Yale University in 2013. He is currently an Associate Professor and the director of the psychiatric emergency room at the VA Connecticut. Dr. Fuehrlein has a strong interest in medical student and resident education, particularly surrounding addiction psychiatry and serves on multiple local and national committees in this role. In 2017 he was awarded the Irma Bland award for excellency in psychiatry resident education through the APA. In 2018 he was awarded the Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator and Role Model. He is also passionate about emergency psychiatry and substance use disorders and has presented and published his work surrounding opioid use disorder in the emergency room setting. In 2019 he was inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists, an organization that recognizes excellence in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry
    Yale University (2013)
  • Residency
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2012)
  • MD
    University of Florida (2008)
  • PhD
    University of Florida, Biomedical Engineering (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Nancy C. A. Roeske Teaching AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA)2022
Clerkship Faculty Teaching AwardYale School of Medicine2018
Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Resident TeachingAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA)2017

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