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David Matuskey, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Psychiatry and of Neurology; Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

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I am a board certified psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist with research work that has been translational in nature and focused on elucidating the underlying pathology of conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse and neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., Parkinson's and Huntington's disease) with an aim to find effective clinical treatments guided by molecular neuroimaging. Studies have included using in-vivo PET imaging to investigate the role of receptors such as dopamine D3, serotonin 1B and 6, MGlur5 and kappa opioid, neuroinflammation, and most recently, synaptic density (SV2A) in clinical and nonclinical populations. Ongoing interests include imaging neuropsychiatric and addictive disorders and the demographic, social and environmental factors influencing our brain.

Education & Training

  • MD
    St Matthew's University School of Medicine (2005)
  • BA
    University of South Florida, Psychology (1998)
  • BS
    University of South Florida, Biology (1998)
  • Clinical Neuroscience Research Fellow
    Yale University
  • Senior Resident
    Yale University
  • Resident
    University of Connecticut

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2018
Michael Kuhar Travel AwardInternational Drug and Alcohol Research Society2011
NIDA-ISAM Travel FellowshipNIDA-ISAM2011
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2010

Professional Service

Yale Global Mental Health ProgramMember2008 - 2011

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