The Department of Psychiatry sadly shares the news of the unexpected death of Robert T. Malison, MD, professor of psychiatry, on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the age of 60. Bob, an avid outdoorsman, cellist, and tennis player, passed away peacefully in his bed after an acute cardiac event.
- July 08, 2020
Cynthia Deery Pincus Russell, PhD, former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, died on June 11th, 2020, in Branford.
- July 08, 2020
Jerome M. Schnitt, MD ("Jerry"), a former member of the Yale Department of Psychiatry clinical faculty and Medical Director of the addiction outpatient services at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, passed away June 9, 2020 after a decade-long battle with cancer. He was 73.
- May 22, 2020
The Department of Psychiatry sadly reports the death of residency alumnus and former faculty member, Andrew E. Slaby, MD, MPH, PhD, at the age of 78 on May 4, 2020. He was a nationally recognized psychiatric leader, educator, and author.
- April 23, 2020
Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., PhD, former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry whose leadership transformed Connecticut’s mental health system and strengthened Yale’s role within in, died on April 9. He was 78.
- April 24, 2019
Dr. David A. Hamburg, a distinguished psychiatrist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient who pioneered research in the field of mental health, died April 21 in Washington. He was 93.
- December 21, 2018
Burness E. Moore, MD, who helped refine psychoanalytic terms and concepts by bringing clarity and rigor to their definitions, passed away November 27, 2018 in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was almost 105. Dr. Moore was Physician-in-Charge of Yale Psychiatric Institute from 1943 to 1951. At that time, there were only three full time psychiatric faculty: the chairman Eugen Kahn, MD, Frederick Redlich, MD, and Dr. Moore.
- October 10, 2018
Dr. Herbert D. Kleber, an alumnus of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program and an esteemed former faculty member, has died. He was 84.
- July 06, 2018
Dr. Dori Laub, 81, died at Yale New Haven Hospital on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Dr. Laub arrived at Yale as a fourth year resident in 1969 and became a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in a career of almost 50 years.
- April 19, 2018
Beatrix Hamburg, pioneering adolescent psychiatrist, dies at 94; was first African-American woman graduate of YSM
Beatrix A. (Betty) Hamburg, MD, a pioneering adolescent psychiatrist and the first African-American woman graduate of Yale School of Medicine, died April 15 at her daughter’s home in Washington, DC. She was 94.