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President's Message

Thank you for your interest in our organization. The American Association for Psychiatric Administration and Leadership is a vibrant organization focused on building a community of psychiatric leaders and students, trainees, and early career psychiatrists interested in developing their own leadership skills. We hope you will peruse our website and learn about AAPAL’s rich history and traditions, as well as our current leadership structure. Every year we offer an array of educational opportunities at national meetings and through webinars advertised through our organization’s listserv.


We are excited that you’ve found our way to us and we would be delighted to welcome you into our community of current and aspiring leaders. Please don’t hesitate to be reach out directly if you have questions or there are ways we can help you in your leadership journey.




Tobias Wasser, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine


Office: 203-785-6734

Cell: 203-770-2606

Fax: 203-902-0149

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Tobias Wasser, MD 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 Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the department with involvement in both the Public Psychiatry and Law and Psychiatry Divisions. He formerly served for five years as the Chief Medical Officer of Whiting Forensic Hospital, Connecticut's only state-operated forensic hospital. He is now the Deputy Chair for Education and Residency Program Director for the Department of Psychiatry in the Yale School of Medicine.

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