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Dale Sebastian, MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Program Director of Yale Public Psychiatry Fellowship, Yale Psychiatry

Contact Information

Dale Sebastian, MBBS, MD

Mailing Address

  • Yale University

    300 George street, Department of Psychiatry

    New Haven, Connecticut 06511

    United States



Dale Sebastian, MBBS, MD received his medical degree from St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. He graduated from Yale University, USA with post-graduate training in Psychiatry and subspecialty fellowship training in administrative and community psychiatry. He has primarily focused his efforts in the community sector working primarily with patients with chronic mental illnesses in long term inpatient psychiatric settings. His areas of expertise include the management of patients with psychotic and mood disorders, trauma and personality disorders that are further complicated by issues of institutionalization, stigma, social isolation, legal issues, and socioeconomic disparities. His career work has focused on introducing trainees, patients and families to a strength based and person-centered approach to care. These include de-mystifying mental illnesses through evidence-based and novel approaches to psychiatric care. In his current role as Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Program Director of the Public Psychiatry fellowship, he is actively involved in curriculum development, teaching and supervision within the medical school and the Public Psychiatry program. He was conferred the American Psychiatric Association’s 2021 Nancy C.A. Roeske award for his contributions to medical education.

Education & Training

  • Medical Education Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2022)
  • Education Scholar
    Association of Directors of Medical Student Education In Psychiatry (2020)
  • Non Degree Program
    Yale University, Fellowship In Public Psychiatry (2015)
  • Public Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale University (2015)
  • MD
    Yale University, Psychiatry (2014)
  • MBBS
    St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences (2008)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2014)


  • Speaking up for Students: “Erase”-ing Mistreatment by Patients
    Minneapolis, MN, United States 2022
    Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry Annual Conference
  • Spiritual Warfare in the Fight Against COVID-19: Faith Based Practices and Beliefs that Promote Self-Resiliency Among Physicians from Across the World
    Portland, OR, United States 2022
    Conference on Medicine and Religion
  • Recovery Model of Care: A Survey of Attitudes and Educational Practices
    Virtual presentation during pandemic 2020
    Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry Annual Conference
  • Career choice and impact of Public Psychiatry Fellowship
    New York, NY, United States 2019
    IPS -The Mental Health Services Conference

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Assembly Resident-Fellow Member Mentor AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association (APA)2022
Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student EducationAmerican Psychiatric Association2021

Professional Service

Yale- VA Psychology Department Leadership SeminarExpert2022
Yale Psychiatry Electives - The Deprescribing Elective - Present
The Deprescribing ElectiveDirector2022 - Present
Faculty Advisory Council - DEI CommitteeCo-Chair2021 - Present
Community Mental Health JournalReviewer2021 - Present
Connection to the World Psychiatry CourseCo-Director2021 - 2023
American Psychiatric AssociationSpirituality, Religion and Psychiatry Caucus2021 - Present
Faculty Advisory CouncilCMHC elected representative2020 - 2023
Connecticut Mental Health Center - Ethics CommitteeFaculty Member2019 - Present
Yale Physician Assistant ProgramLecturer2019 - Present
Yale Public Psychiatry FellowshipInterviewer2019 - Present
CMHC Suicide Prevention and Protocol Development TaskforcePhysician2018 - 2019
Yale Psychiatry Residency Wellness Program InitiativeMember2018 - Present
Malcolm Bowers Resident Case ConferenceExpert Panel Member2018 - Present
Yale Psychiatry Residency ProgramInterviewer2018 - Present
Yale Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE)Contributor2018 - Present
Medical Student Education Site-Director (CMHC)Director2017 - 2021
Yale School of Medicine; Systems Improvement in Medicine2017 Yale School of Medicine, Systems Improvement in Medicine: When “Whose fault is it? Doesn’t get to the root of the Problem.” T. Wasser, K. Wilkins, Sebastian, D.2017
Yale Psychiatry Residency Core Skills Certification CommitteeInterviewer2017 - Present
New Haven Independent radio "Law, Life & Culture" Talk show - Keeping Those ResolutionsPresenter/Speaker2016 - Present
Connecticut Psychiatric SocietyMember2015 - 2022
Connecticut Psychiatric ServicesAssociate Editor2014 - 2016
Brain, behavior and Immunity Guide, Journal of PsychiatryAd-hoc reviewer2011 - 2012

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