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Aaron Jacob Krasner, MD

Attending Psychiatrist, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan CT; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Director, psychiatry

Contact Information

Aaron Jacob Krasner, MD

Mailing Address

  • Voluntary Faculty

    The Krasner Adolescent Institute, 195 Danbury Rd, Whitlock Building

    Wilton, Connecticut 06897

    United States


About Dr. Krasner

Aaron Krasner studied English literature and Hispanic Studies at Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences in Evanston, IL where he earned a BA with honors. Upon graduation he joined Teach for America as a bilingual educator in California and earned a multi subjects teaching credential while teaching.  He left teaching for medicine and completed a post baccalaureate degree in pre-medical studies from Mills College prior to earning his MD at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Krasner completed his adult and child and adolescent training in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University prior to his role as the Whitaker Scholar in Developmental Neuropsychiatry.  After serving as an Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at Columbia University, Dr. Krasner joined the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine.  He was the director of the Adolescent Transitional Living Program at Silver Hill Hospital before leaving to establish the Krasner Adolescent Institute, a private, interdisciplinary assessment team focused on innovation in psychiatric assessment for treatment refractory teens and families.  

Dr. Krasner is also the president of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Education & Training

  • Whitaker Fellow in Developmental Neuropsychiatry
    Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute (2013)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident
    Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute (2012)
  • Resident, Adult Psychiatry
    Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute (2010)
  • Internal Medicine Intern
    Columbia University Medical Center (2008)
  • MD
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Med (2007)
  • Pre Medical Post Baccalaureate Certificate
    Mills College, Oakland CA (2002)
  • Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
    California State Hayward (2000)
  • BA
    Northwestern University, English (1997)


  • Zoomers in Mind; Engaging the Youth Mental Health Crisis
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2023
    American Psychiatric Association

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow, Group for the Advancement of PsychiatryGroup for the Advancement of Psychiatry 2011
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry FellowGroup for the Advancement of Psychiatry2009

Professional Service

American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry President2023 - 2024
Adolescent Psychiatry , adolescent psychiatry Contributor2023 - 2024