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Paula Zimbrean

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital; Associate Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Yale New Haven Hospital

Contact Information

Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, FACLP

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • 20 York St

    New Haven, CT 06504

    United States



BOARD CERTIFICATION: Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Transplant Psychiatry, Refugee Mental Health

RESEARCH INTEREST: intensive psychiatric interventions in general hospital, psychiatric disease and organ transplantation, graduate medical education

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Resident
    Columbia University, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital (2003)
  • MD
    Iuliu Hatieganu University (1998)


  • Psychosomatic Medicine curriculum
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2018-2020)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fulbright awardJ. William Fulbright Scholarship Board2018
FellowAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine2013
Fellow, American Psychiatric AssociationAmerican Psychiatric Association2011
Paul E Kunitz Award for excellence in the practice of Psychiatry at the interface with MedicineYale University2005
Excellence in teaching AwardSt. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York2003
American Psychiatry Association/Pfizer Neuroscience Resident of the Year AwardAmerican Psychiatry Association2002

Professional Service

Academy of Consultation Liaison PsychiatryChair, Transplant Psychiatry Special Interest Group2020 - Present
Yale Medical SchoolMember, Temporary Art Exhibits Committee2019 - 2020
European Association of Psychosomatic MedicineScientific program committee- annual meeting2017 - Present
Academy of Consultation Liaison PsychiatryChair, Evidenced Based Medicine Subcommittee2016 - 2020
Academy of Consultation Liaison PsychiatryCo-chair, Transplant Psychiatry Special Interest Group2016 - 2020
Academy of Psychosomatic MedicineChair, Residency Education Subcommittee2015 - 2017
Wilson Disease InternationalMember Medical Advisory Board2015 - Present
Yale UniversityFaculty Advisory Committee2015 - 2018

Departments & Organizations