Dr. Ismene Petrakis Talks to TNH about Her Family, Greek Heritage, Psychiatry

Dr. Ismene Petrakis, Chief of Psychiatry at VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Photo: Yale School of Medicine

NEW YORK – Dr. Ismene Petrakis spoke with The National Herald about her work, family, Greek heritage, and the new psychiatric ER at VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) in West Haven, CT. Dr. Petrakis is a Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of the Mental Health Service Line at VACHS since July, 2010. She completed residency training at Yale School of Medicine and then a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded addiction psychiatry clinical/research …

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