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Kirsten Wilkins, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Co-Director for Psychiatry

Contact Information

Kirsten Wilkins, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    950 Campbell Ave 116A

    West Haven, CT, 06516

    United States



Dr. Wilkins is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, where she also serves as Psychiatry Clerkship Director. Dr. Wilkins works in outpatient general and geriatric psychiatry at the VA CT Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. Her areas of clinical focus include Mood Disorders, Repetitive Transcranial Stimulation (rTMS), and Cognitive Disorders, including complex neuropsychiatric symptoms of Dementia.

As a Clinician-Educator, Dr. Wilkins is actively involved in the supervision and education of Yale medical students, PA students, and psychiatry residents and fellows. On a national level, she has long been involved with the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Teaching and Training Committee and Chair of the Scholars Program for trainees. She is a member of the Association for Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) and was selected last year as a participant in the ADMSEP Education Scholars Program.

Dr. Wilkins is board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certification in both Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and has presented regionally and nationally in the areas of geriatric psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and the education of medical trainees in psychiatry. Current areas of research interest include the integration of basic and clinical science in the Psychiatry Clerkship, medical student mental health, and novel applications of rTMS.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Resident
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2005)
  • MD
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2001)
  • BS
    University of Tulsa, Biological Sciences (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Psychiatry Residents' Association Teaching AwardYale Department of Psychiatry2013
Chairman's AwardYale Department of Psychiatry2013
Outstanding Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Oklahoma Department of Psychiatry2011

Professional Service

American Association for Geriatric PsychiatryChairperson2013 - 2016
American Association for Geriatric PsychiatryChairperson2012 - 2015

Departments & Organizations