Alok Banga, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
Psychiatry
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 800-535-6232
860-679-7692

Alok Banga, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UConn School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Banga did his medical schooling from the Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India. He did his adult psychiatry residency training at the UConn School of Medicine, where he was also the overall chief resident in his fourth year. Dr. Banga did his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship from the UConn School of Medicine as well. He received a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), majoring in health policy and management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in clinical and translational research at UConn.

Dr. Banga’s clinical research interests are in aggression, mood disorders, developmental trauma, co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions such as obesity, clinical case formulation, integrating psychotherapy with psycho-pharmacology, and treating challenging treatment refractory psychiatric patients from across the life span. He is currently the medical director for the new UConn-CSSD (Court Support Services Division) juvenile justice youth initiative and supervisor for the Life Span Clinic. He is actively engaged in supervision and teaching of residents and fellows. He has received Best Teaching Awards in both adult and child & adolescent psychiatry.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
M.S.University of ConnecticutClinical and Translational Research
M.P.H.School of Public Health University of MassachusettsHealth Policy and Management
M.B.B.S.Maulana Azad Medical College, University of DelhiMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineAdult Psychiatry Residency
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineAdult Psychiatry Residency
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineChild and Adolescent Psychiatry

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Fellowship AwardThe American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Best Teaching AttendingUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Best Outpatient AttendingUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
Fellowship AwardThe American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Travel AwardAmerican Psychosomatic Medicine

Journal Articles

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
A Co-location, Collaborative Care Model of Consultation and Liaison (C/L) Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry TrainingLectureAPM Conference2010Florida
A Review of Neurobiology of ADHD and MTA StudyLectureRiverview Hospital2009
A Case Study of Insomnia in an Elderly Subject: A Participant in a Clinical Trial to Evaluate a New Investigational Compound for InsomniaLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center 2009Farmington, Connecticut
The Enduring and Poignant Nature of Difficult to Treat Obsessive Compulsive DisorderLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center 2008Farmington, Connecticut
Late Life Onset Bipolar Disorder vs. Dementia: A Case PresentationLectureAmerican Neuropsychiatry Association Annual meeting2008Savannah, Georgia
Prepubertal and Early Adolescence Bipolar Disorder vs. ADHDLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center 2008Farmington, Connecticut
Hyperparathyroidism: Bones, Stones, Psychic Moans, Lethargic Overtones, Abdominal GroansLectureAPM conference2007Florida
Death of an Officer: Suicide and Risk Assessment In Emergency RoomLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center 2007Farmington, Connecticut
Lithium: Molecular Mechanisms, Prescription Challenge and ToxicityLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center 2007Farmington, Connecticut
Hypercalcemia and Its Psychiatric ManifestationsLectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center 2006Farmington, Connecticut
Pathophysiology and Treatment of Sexual Side Effects Associated with SSRILectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center 2006Farmington, Connecticut