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Aniyizhai Annamalai, MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Adult Refugee clinic; Director, Wellness Center, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Contact Information

Aniyizhai Annamalai, MBBS, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    300 George St

    New Haven, CT 06511-

    United States



My training was in a dual Internal Medicine/Psychiatry residency program. My clinical interests are in providing care to patients with both medical and mental health problems. My academic interests are in integrating primary care and mental health services. Two populations I work with are refugees and people with serious mental illness. I strongly believe that students and residents in any discipline should be well trained in both physical and mental aspects of illness enabling them to have a holistic approach to patient care.

Education & Training

  • Resident physician
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2008)
  • MBBS
    University of Mysore (1999)
  • MD
    University of Mysore (1999)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2009)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2008, recertified: 2018)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Loenard Tow Humanism in Medicine AwardYale School of Medicine and Gold Foundation2020
Stephen Fleck Award for demonstrating highest standards of a clinician and educatorDepartment of Psychiatry2019
Nancy C.A. Roeske Teaching Award for medical student teachingAmerican Psychiatric Association2017
Roger Coleman Award for recognition of clinical service to refugee populationsConnecticut Psychiatric Society2017
Clinical Innovations Award: The CMHC Wellness Center: Development of a Person-Centered Health HomeDepartment of Psychiatry2014
You Made a Difference Award: nomination by patient for services providedConnecticut Mental Health Center2011
India New England Woman of the Year, finalistIndia New England Association2011
Myra Oliver Award for recognition of efforts of Yale Refugee ClinicConnecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition2010
Trainee Research AwardSouthern Illinois University2008
Resident of the yearDepartment of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University2007
Catherine Speedie Memorial AwardDepartment of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University2007

Professional Service

Journal of Immigrant and Minority HealthAssociate Editor2019 - Present
Association of Medicine and PsychiatryPlanning Committee Member2018 - Present
Society of Refugee Healthcare ProvidersFounding board member2015 - Present
Association of Medicine and PsychiatryChair, Global Health Committee2015 - Present
North American Refugee Healthcare ConferencePlanning Committee Member2013 - Present

Departments & Organizations