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Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study Center
Co-Medical Director, Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County
Distinguished Laughlin Fellow, Department of Psychiatry at Yale University
Composer of "The Trio of Minuet", an opera performed by children broadcast nationally on PBS.
Completed Yale residency training programs in General Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
MD, MPH Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
David A. Sasso, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been a physician in Connecticut since 2004. Dr. Sasso serves as Co-Medical Director at the Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. He has experience treating a wide range of child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric problems through both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches. His expertise includes treatment of anxiety, mood, attention-deficit, autism spectrum, and psychotic disorders.
Dr. Sasso received his medical and public health degrees from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He completed his adult and child psychiatry training in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University and the Yale Child Study Center, respectively. He served as chief resident in both training programs and was named Distinguished Laughlin Fellow.
Prior to his medical training, Dr. Sasso studied music composition at the Indiana University School of Music and composed “The Trio of Minuet,” a full-length opera performed by children, which was broadcast nationally on PBS stations. He has interests in child musical and creative development, using music in mental health and community settings, and how to sensitively approach psychiatric problems among performing artists. He has written and presented widely and consulted to local arts organizations on these topics. He is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and is the founding chair of the Committee on Psychiatry and the Arts.