Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychiatric Emergency Room, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Division of Addictions


Dr. Fuehrlein graduated from the M.D. Ph.D. program at the University of Florida in 2008, adult psychiatry residency program the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2012 and addiction psychiatry fellowship from Yale University in 2013.  Dr. Fuehrlein then joined the faculty at the University of Florida where he was an Assistant Professor. He served as the director of an MS2 course on pain and addiction, the assistant MS3 psychiatry clerkship director, was on the medical school admissions committee and on the M.D. Ph.D. program executive committee. Dr. Fuehrlein then joined the Yale faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2014. He is currently the director of the psychiatric emergency room at the VA Connecticut. Dr. Fuehrlein has a strong interest in medical student and resident education, particularly surrounding addiction psychiatry.  He currently serves on the medical school admissions committee, residency recruitment committee and is the VA site representative for medical student education.  He serves nationally on the ABPN MOC test writing committee and the education committee for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.  In 2017 he was awarded the Irma Bland award for excellency in psychiatry resident education through the APA.  In 2018 he was awarded the Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator and Role Model.  In 2016-2017 he was nominated for and completed the Yale Medical Education Fellowship and in 2018 was selected as an Education Scholar through the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry.

Education & Training

MD University of Florida (2008)
PhD University of Florida, Biomedical Engineering (2006)
Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry Yale University
Residency University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD
Mailing Address
PsychiatryVA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Ave

West Haven, CT 06516