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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: George K. Aghajanian, MD

The Department of Psychiatry sadly shares the news of the death of George K. Aghajanian, MD, at the age of 91 on July 4, 2023. At the time of this death, Dr. Aghajanian was the Foundations Fund Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry.

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  • In Memoriam: William Sledge, MD

    William Sledge, MD, died on December 20, at the age of 77. At the time of his death, Dr. Sledge was the George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. He had served in numerous roles within the department, including interim department chair (2007–2009).

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  • In Memoriam: Steven Southwick, MD

    Steven Southwick, MD, Glenn H. Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, died April 20 after a long illness. This tribute was written by John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Psychology, and Chair, Yale Department of Psychiatry.

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  • In Memoriam: Seth Axelrod, PhD

    Seth Axelrod, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services and Director of the Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD) died January 25, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

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  • In Memoriam: Mark DeAntonio, MD

    Mark DeAntonio, MD, a member of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program from 1982-85, died at his home in Los Angeles on December 31, 2021. He was 67.

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  • In Memoriam: Charles E. “Charlie” Riordan, MD

    Charles E. “Charlie” Riordan, MD, a longtime member of the clinical faculty in the Yale Department of Psychiatry and retired Chairman of Psychiatry at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, died July 17, 2021. He was 83.

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  • In Memoriam: Donald Quinlan, PhD

    Donald M. Quinlan, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, died April 29, 2021. He was 79. He had a long career in the Yale Department of Psychiatry as an expert clinician, ground-breaking investigator, and accomplished mentor and teacher. He also served as Head of College for Yale’s Morse College.

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