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Seth Powsner, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Emergency Medicine; Director, Crisis Intervention Unit

Contact Information

Seth Powsner, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    20 York Street

    New Haven, CT 06510-3220

    United States



Dr. Powsner teaches Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry residents, and advanced medical students. He has been on faculty over 30 years and has been Medical Director of the Crisis Intervention Unit within Yale New Haven Hospital's Emergency Department since 2000. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Powsner was on the clinical faculty at the University of Chicago. He had a private practice in downtown Chicago.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Michael Reese Hospital/University of Illinois (1982)
  • MD
    Yale University (1978)
  • BSEE
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering (1974)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
President (2013-2016)American Association for Technology in Psychiatry2013
President (2012-2014)American Association for Emergency Psychiatry2012
Visiting ProfessorAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine2000

Departments & Organizations