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David Matuskey, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, NeuroPET Imaging Program, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

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David Matuskey, MD

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I am a board certified psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist with research work that has been translational in nature and focused on elucidating the underlying pathology of brain conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse and neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease) with an aim to find effective clinical treatments guided by molecular neuroimaging. Studies have included using in vivo PET imaging to investigate the role of neuroreceptors such as dopamine D3, serotonin 1B and 6, MGlur5 and kappa opioid systems, neuroinflammation, and most recently, synaptic density (SV2A) in clinical and nonclinical populations. Ongoing interests include imaging neuropsychiatric and addictive disorders and the demographic, social and environmental factors influencing our brain.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Neuroscience Research Fellow
    Yale University (2010)
  • Senior Resident
    Yale University (2009)
  • Resident
    University of Connecticut (2008)
  • MD
    St Matthew's University School of Medicine (2005)
  • BA
    University of South Florida, Psychology (1998)
  • BS
    University of South Florida, Biology (1998)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2018
Michael Kuhar Travel AwardInternational Drug and Alcohol Research Society2011
NIDA-ISAM Travel FellowshipNIDA-ISAM2011
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2010

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