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Tobias Wasser, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Chair for Program Development, Psychiatry; Deputy Medical Director for Community and Forensic Services, YNHH Psychiatry



Tobias Wasser, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with active involvement in both the Public Psychiatry and Law and Psychiatry Divisions. Dr. Wasser is a clinician-educator whose scholarly work focuses on research, education, and leadership at the intersections of forensic and public-sector mental health systems. He currently serves as the Deputy Medical Director for Community and Forensic Psychiatry for Yale-New Haven Hospital and Assistant Chair for Program Development in the Yale Psychiatry Department. He has previously held leadership roles in Yale's psychiatry residency program and Connecticut's state mental health system. Prior to joining the faculty, he completed all of his psychiatry training at Yale, including the psychiatry residency program and fellowships in forensic and public psychiatry.  

Education & Training

  • Public Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Forensic Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (2014)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2010)
  • BA
    Wesleyan University, Psychology (2006)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Forensic Psychiatry (2015)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Carol Davis Ethics AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association2021
Law and Psychiatry Faculty Teaching AwardLaw and Psychiatry Division, Yale School of Medicine2021
Resident-Fellow Member Mentor AwardAPA Assembly2018
Best Resident/Fellow PaperAmerican Association of Psychiatric Administrators2016
Behavioral Health Leadership Development ProgramSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Systems Administration (SAMHSA)2016
Medical Education FellowshipYale University School of Medicine, Teaching and Learning Center2016
Laughlin Family Foundation Merit AwardLaughlin Family Foundation2014
Howard Zonana AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2014
Poster Award for Excellence in Medical Education ResearchYale University School of Medicine2014
Benjamin S. Bunney AwardYale Psychiatry Residents Association2013

Departments & Organizations