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Department of Psychiatry
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 1410
Farmington, CT 06030-1410

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Glenn T. Konopaske, M.D.

Dr. Brian Schweinsburg

Dr. Schweinsburg received his Ph.D. at the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on neuropsychology. He spent four years on faculty at UCSD focusing on clinical care and developing an interest in functional imaging, and the next six years at Yale as a faculty member. His recent work at the Integrated Wellness Group in New Haven reflects his growing interest in working with children and adolescents. Dr. Schweinsburg will be working closely with colleagues in the growing child and adolescent psychiatry clinics, offering child neuropsychological evaluations as part of a multidisciplinary child clinic, playing a key role in integrating those services within the clinic, and marketing them to local schools and
pediatric groups.

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Surita Rao, M.D.

Welcome Dr. Surita Rao to Our Faculty

After receiving her medical degree at the Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Calcutta University in India, Dr. Rao completed her psychiatry residency training at Yale, where she served as chief resident on a dual diagnosis inpatient unit. Dr. Rao stayed on at Yale to complete an addiction psychiatry fellowship and become an assistant professor. She later moved to Emory University in Atlanta, where she served as medical director for the methadone maintenance programs at Grady Memorial Hospital. After returning to Connecticut a decade ago, she served as chair and director of the psychiatry department at St. Francis Care. Dr. Rao will be serving the role of program training director of our adult psychiatry residency.

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Cristina I. Sanchez Torres, M.D.

Welcome Dr. Cristina Sánchez-Torres to Our Faculty

After graduating magna cum laude from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Dr. Sánchez-Torres received her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan (cum laude) and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UConn Health. Dr. Sánchez-Torres’ clinical and teaching responsibilities will be primarily in the outpatient psychiatry clinic. She will also expand the department’s footprint in the region by providing care for children and adolescents at Hartford Behavioral Health and the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC).

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