Marian Moca, M.D.
Medical Director, Hartford Behavioral Health
Dr. Marian Moca joined our department in July 2009 as assistant professor of psychiatry within the division of child and adolescent psychiatry. He works closely not only with fellows in child and adolescent psychiatry but also with residents in general psychiatry as well as with medical students. Since his arrival at the University of Connecticut Health Center, he has engaged in multiple activities such as development of a video-library with child and adolescent psychiatry clinical cases as a teaching tool or a school consultation service/rotation as part of the child psychiatry training curriculum. In addition, he personally provides evaluations and psychiatric care to children and their families in different clinics of the greater Hartford area.
Dr. Moca's major area of interest in psychiatry includes the interface between childhood trauma and attachment disorders/(international) adoptions and its impact on developmental psychopathology. This made him seek for additional training at the Cohen Center for Trauma and Disaster Intervention in Tel Aviv, Israel and Anna Freud Centre in London, UK. He also devoted his attention to issues related to public health (e.g. The Impact of Urban Society on Peritraumatic Psychosis, APA Institute on Psychiatric Services, 2007) as well as medical education in psychiatry. His most recent contribution was at the Lewis's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review Book: 1400 Questions to Help You Pass the Boards (2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins).
Dr. Moca is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Medical Association (AMA) as well as member in the disaster psychiatry and early career psychiatry committees of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, local district branch of the APA. He has maintained his affiliation with the Yale University Child Study Center as voluntary faculty and is actively involved in educational events with other child psychiatry training programs in the region.
"I do hope one day we will be able to positively change the lives of children with special mental health needs and their families, the same way Danny Thomas and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital did for children with cancer and other terrible diseases", says Dr. Marian Moca.
1997, MD, "Ovidius" University, Constanta, Romania, General Medicine
2007, Residency, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, General Psychiatry
2009, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry Certification, General Psychiatry
2009, Fellowship, Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
2010, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry Certification, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Phone: (860) 679-2272
Fax: (860) 679-4077
Marian Moca, MC2103
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2103