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Department of Psychiatry
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC1410
Farmington, CT 06030-1410

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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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Glenn T. Konopaske, M.D.

Dr. Glenn Konopaske

Dr. Konopaske graduated cum laude from Union College and he completed both a medical degree and a psychiatry residency at the UConn School of Medicine, serving as the chief resident for outpatient services. After a postdoctoral fellowship in translational neuroscience at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, he moved to Harvard/McLean Hospital where he pursued research in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He will be assuming key clinical, educational, research and administrative roles in our department, providing care to outpatients as the medical director of our Partial Hospital Program. Dr. Konopaske will also provide care in our Huntington’s Disease Program and the Mood and Anxiety Clinic.

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