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Erica Ahlert-Smith, MD

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Erica Ahlert-Smith, MD

Mailing Address

  • 357 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT, 06511

    United States


Erica Ahlert-Smith, MD is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After completing General Psychiatry training at Yale, she went on to complete fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and College Mental Health. She served as a Staff Psychiatrist at Yale University Health Services before moving into private practice in New Haven, CT. She holds a faculty appointment in the Yale Department of Psychiatry.

Clinically she sees adolescent and adults for psychotherapy, medication management, and consultation. Interests include development of the individual across the life span, and treating issues of anxiety, depression, attention/hyperactivity, impulse control, adjustment to school and college, coping with medical illness, grief, children of divorce, and pre/postnatal issues.

She teaches third year medical students as part of the combined Ambulatory Care Internal Medicine and Psychiatry clerkship. Her class is part of the series entitled "Biopsychosocial Approach to Health."

Dr. Ahlert-Smith was recipient of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society Roger Coleman Memorial Award for Service to Patients (2013), AMA Rock Sleyster Memorial Scholarship in Psychiatry (2003), the American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology (2003), and the MUSC College of Medicine Dean’s Award Full Tuition Scholarship (1999-2003).

Education & Training

  • MD
    Medical University of South Carolina (2003)
  • BS
    Northwestern University, School of Speech (1995)
  • Fellow
    Yale University Health Services
  • Fellow
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine

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