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Tova Gardin, MD, MPP

Psychiatry Resident

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Tova Gardin, MD, MPP


As a clinician scientist with a strong interest in Psychiatry and Neurology, I perform basic and translational research to elucidate immunologic mechanisms of diseases at the intersection of these two fields. My research prior to and during medical school investigated imaging biomarkers in traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia. Upon graduating Harvard Medical School with Honors in Research, I completed a Neurology residency at Yale Medical School and board certification in Neurology. During this time, I was awarded an NIH R25 Development Award to study transcriptional profiles at the single cell level in autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS). In the hopes of developing strategies to treat the many psychiatric and neurologic manifestations of immune-mediated diseases such as multiple sclerosis and autoimmune encephalitis, in 2021, I joined the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) of the Psychiatry Residency Program and the Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program at Yale School of Medicine. I look forward to providing excellent integrated clinical care and to building a translational research program that will elucidate immunologic mechanisms as well as develop targeted CNS therapeutics.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Harvard Medical School (2017)
  • MPP
    Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (2016)
  • BA
    Stern College (2010)

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