Tobias Wasser, MD

Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Public Psychiatry Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Division of Law and Psychiatry

Program for Biomedical Ethics


Dr. Tobias Wasser obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology at Wesleyan University in 2006 and then completed medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2010. He completed all of his psychiatry training at Yale, first the psychiatry residency program in 2014, before completing fellowships in forensic psychiatry in 2015 and then in public psychiatry in 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the department and on faculty in both the Public Psychiatry and Law and Psychiatry Divisions. He is also the Associate Program Director of the Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry and works clinically as the Chief Medical Officer of the Whiting Forensic Hospital.

Education & Training

MD University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2010)
BA Wesleyan University, Psychology (2006)
Public Psychiatry Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Forensic Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Resident-Fellow Member Mentor AwardAPA Assembly (2018)

  • Best Resident/Fellow PaperAmerican Association of Psychiatric Administrators (2016)

  • Behavioral Health Leadership Development ProgramSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Systems Administration (SAMHSA) (2016)

  • Medical Education FellowshipYale University School of Medicine, Teaching and Learning Center (2016)

  • Laughlin Family Foundation Merit AwardLaughlin Family Foundation (2014)

  • Howard Zonana AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (2014)

  • Poster Award for Excellence in Medical Education ResearchYale University School of Medicine (2014)

  • Benjamin S. Bunney AwardYale Psychiatry Residents Association (2013)

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