Albert Joseph Arias, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Dr. Arias is a clinician and educator with specialization in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry. He is also involved in research developing novel and personalized treatments for alcoholism and co-occurring mental disorders. He is stationed at the West Haven VA where he directs a tele-mental health substance abuse consultation service (part of the VA NTMHC) and serves as a teaching attending in the Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic. His current research focuses primarily on pharmacological treatment of alcohol dependence, (particularly the use of anticonvulsants) and pharmacogenetics. He teaches in the fellowship program for Addiction Psychiatry, and teaches students, residents, and fellows. He also teaches elective courses in tele-addiction psychiatry and psychiatric pharmacogenetics.

Education & Training

MS University of Connecticut, Clinical and Translational Research (2010)
MD Michigan State University College of Human Medicin (2001)
Residency University of Connecticut Health Center

Honors & Recognition

  • 2009, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Minority Research Travel Award.ACNP (2009)

  • 2008, American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators.APA (2008)

  • 2005, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Research Award (based on work in the addictions for resident, fellow, and early-career level investigators).AAAP (2005)

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Contact Info

Albert Joseph Arias, MD, MS
Office Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
950 Campbell Road
West Haven, VA 06516