Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, FACLP

Associate Professor Term; Director, Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital; Associate Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Yale New Haven Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Adult Psychiatry | Psychological Medicine Service | Yale Global Mental Health Program

Transplantation Center

Yale Medicine

Global Health Studies


BOARD CERTIFICATION: Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Psychosomatic medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Transplant Psychiatry, Refugee Mental Health

RESEARCH INTEREST: intensive psychiatric interventions in general hospital, psychiatric disease and organ transplantation, graduate medical education

Education & Training

MD Iuliu Hatieganu University, Romania (1998)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Columbia University, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2006, recertified: 2016)

Honors & Recognition

  • Fulbright awardJ. William Fulbright Scholarship Board (2018)

  • FellowAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2013)

  • Fellow, American Psychiatric AssociationAmerican Psychiatric Association (2011)

  • Paul E Kunitz Award for excellence in the practice of Psychiatry at the interface with MedicineYale University (2005)

  • Excellence in teaching AwardSt. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York (2003)

  • American Psychiatry Association/Pfizer Neuroscience Resident of the Year AwardAmerican Psychiatry Association (2002)

Professional Service

  • European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (2017) Scientific program committee- annual meeting, Barcelona, 2017

  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2016 - Present) Chair, Evidenced Based Medicine Subcommittee

  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2016 - Present) Co-chair, Transplant Psychiatry Special Interest Group

  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2015 - 2017) Chair, Residency Education Subcommittee

  • Wilson Disease International (2015 - Present) Member Medical Advisory Board

  • Yale University (2015 - Present) Faculty Advisory Committee

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Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, FACLP
Patient Care Locations
Yale PsychiatryYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Transplantation CenterYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Psychiatry300 George Street, Ste Suite 901
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale PsychiatryYale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
184 Liberty Street

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06504