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Seth Powsner, MD

Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine
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Patient type treated
Accepting new patients
Referral required
Not Applicable
Board Certified in
Clinical Informatics


Dr. Powsner teaches Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry residents, and advanced medical students. He has been on faculty over 30 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.


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

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Michael Reese Hospital/University of Illinois (1982)
  • MD
    Yale University (1978)
  • BSEE
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering (1974)

Additional Information

  • Emergency Dept / CIU
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510