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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 attended college at Wesleyan University, medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry training at the Yale School of Medicine, including serving as chief resident and completing fellowships in forensic and public psychiatry. After completing his training, he joined the Yale psychiatry department as faculty. During his time at Yale he held academic leadership roles in the public psychiatry and residency training programs and clinical leadership roles in the state forensic mental health system, Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Wasser is a clinician-educator whose scholarship focuses on novel educational pedagogies and research in forensic and administrative psychiatry. He has been recognized as a regional and national leader in forensic psychiatry and medical education, has held multiple leadership roles for various national organizations, and has received multiple awards both locally and nationally in the areas of medical education, mentorship, and psychiatric ethics. He is also past president of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society and the American Association of Psychiatric Administration and Leadership. Dr. Wasser currently serves jointly as the Chair of Psychiatry for Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and as the Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health for Hartford Healthcare’s Fairfield Region. 

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