Seth M. Powsner, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine

Medical Informatics, Yale Center for

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Adult Psychiatry

Yale Medical Group


Dr. Powsner teaches Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry residents, and advanced medical students. He has been on faculty over 25 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

MD Yale University (1978)
BSEE Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering (1974)
Resident Michael Reese Hospital/University of Illinois
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology (1992)
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology (2005)

Honors & Recognition

  • Visiting ProfessorAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2000)

  • President (2012-2014)American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (2012)

  • President (2013-2016)American Association for Technology in Psychiatry (2013)

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Contact Info

Seth M. Powsner, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Clinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 601

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510-3220