David Matuskey, MD

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

Departments & Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)


I am a board certified psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist with research work that has been translational in nature and focused on elucidating the underlying pathology of neuropsychiatric conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse and Parkinson's disease with an aim to find effective clinical treatments guided by molecular neuroimaging. Studies have included investigating the role of dopamine D3, serotonin 1B and 6, MGlur5, kappa opioid receptors, and most recently, synaptic density (SV2A) in clinical and nonclinical populations. Ongoing interests include how demographic, social and environmental factors influence our brain.

Education & Training

MD St Matthew's University School of Medicine (2005)
BA University of South Florida, Psychology (1998)
BS University of South Florida, Biology (1998)
Clinical Neuroscience Research Fellow Yale University
Senior Resident Yale University
Resident University of Connecticut

Honors & Recognition

  • Michael Kuhar Travel AwardInternational Drug and Alcohol Research Society (2011)

  • NIDA-ISAM Travel FellowshipNIDA-ISAM (2011)

  • NARSAD Young Investigator AwardNARSAD (2010)

Professional Service

  • Yale Global Mental Health Program (2008 - 2011) Working Group

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