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Mario Fahed, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Faculty Co-Director of Medical Student Affairs
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Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2103
Phone: 860-679-4762

Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Fahed is a double-board certified geriatric psychiatrist treating patients 60 years and older experiencing emotional, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms.

M.D.Saint Joseph UniversityMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencySUNY Upstate Medical University HospitalPsychiatry
FellowshipYale University School of MedicineGeriatric Psychiatry Fellowship: West Haven VA and Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Recipient of the “Clinical Teaching Award” 2022-2023 by the Psychiatry Residents (UConn Department of PsychiatryPsychiatry Residency
Outstanding Inpatient Clinical Preceptor, awarded by the UConn School of Medicine 2024 class.UConn School of Medicine
2023 ‘Top Doctors’ list of Connecticut Magazine’s May issue for Geriatric Psychiatry, powered by Castle Connolly’s annual peer doctor-surveyCastle Connolly / UConn Magazine
Recipient of the faculty Gold Humanism Honor Society award 2023 for exemplary service, integrity, clinical excellence and compassion, elected by the medical students at the UConn School of MedicineGold Humanism Foundation
Best Teacher Award (2020-2021)Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship - UConn Health
Clinical Teaching Award (2020-2021)Psychiatry Residency Program - UConn Health
Inpatient Attending Award (2019-2020)University of Connecticut, Psychiatry Residency
Support of Resident Education Award (2019-2020)University of Connecticut, Psychiatry Residency
Award for Outstanding Lecturer and Preceptor (2017-2018)SUNY Upstate, Department of Psychiatry
Award for Highest Overall PRITE Score (2017-2018) Rank 1 in Program, 92 Percentile Nationally
Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award - Recognizing Residents Who Excel in Humanistic Skills, Both at the Bedside of the Patient and with the Learners Under Their Supervision. (Awarded 2 Consecutive Years: 2016 and 2017)Gold Humanism Society
Member of the Humanism Honor SocietyArnold P. Gold Foundation
Commendation from the Chair for Outstanding Teamwork, Leadership and Continued Excellence in Both Clinical and Academic Psychiatry, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018SUNY Upstate, Department of Psychiatry
Teaching Award (2015-2016)SUNY Upstate, Graduate Medical Education
Excellence in medical student education Teaching Award (2015-2016)SUNY Upstate, Department of Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Apathy
  • Late-life Depression
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Decision-making Capacity
  • Ethics of care delivery in older adults

Co-director of the Yale-UConn Neuroimaging curriculum for geriatric trainees

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Student Diversity Equity and Inclusion Oversight CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeFaculty advisorUConn HealthUniversity2020
AAGP Scholars ProgramProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMentorOtherInternational2020
Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP)Professional/Scientific OrganizationInternational2020
American Association for Geriatric PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternalInternational2018
UConn Health Ethics Committee memberOtherUConn HealthUniversity

Journal Articles



Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Augmented Reality (AR) in Dementia Care: Understanding its Scope and Defining its Potential. Rebecca Dickinson, BSc, BA, Julia Kimball, B.A, Mario Fahed, MD, Tiffany Chang, MD, Harmehr Sekhon, PhD, Ipsit V. Vahia, MD DOI: