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Tobias Wasser, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Program Director, Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, Adult Psychiatry



Dr. Tobias Wasser obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology at Wesleyan University and completed medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed all of his psychiatry training at Yale, first the psychiatry residency program and then fellowships in both forensic and public psychiatry. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the department with faculty appointments in both the Public Psychiatry and Law and Psychiatry Divisions. He is one of the Associate Program Directors for the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program and works clinically and administratively as the Chief Medical Officer of Whiting Forensic Hospital, Connecticut's only state-operated forensic hospital.

Education & Training

  • Public Psychiatry Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Forensic Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (2014)
  • MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2010)
  • BA
    Wesleyan University, Psychology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Resident-Fellow Member Mentor AwardAPA Assembly2018
Best Resident/Fellow PaperAmerican Association of Psychiatric Administrators2016
Behavioral Health Leadership Development ProgramSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Systems Administration (SAMHSA)2016
Medical Education FellowshipYale University School of Medicine, Teaching and Learning Center2016
Laughlin Family Foundation Merit AwardLaughlin Family Foundation2014
Howard Zonana AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine2014
Poster Award for Excellence in Medical Education ResearchYale University School of Medicine2014
Benjamin S. Bunney AwardYale Psychiatry Residents Association2013

Departments & Organizations