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Jimena Tuis, M.D.
Double-board certified in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology
Received Educational Outreach Program Award for General Psychiatry Residents by the American Academy of Psychiatry
Received Yale Melvin Lewis Award for her commitment to excellence in medical student education.
Serves as Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.
Received her Medical Degree from Universidad Anahuac, Mexico
Jimena Tuis, M.D. is double-board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, providing evidence-based treatments with medication management and therapy. She completed her Medical Degree from Universidad Anahuac, Mexico in 2008. Prior to residency training, she finished a Visiting Fellowship on Transference Focused Psychotherapy at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Tuis completed her residency in psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University, where she was granted the Educational Outreach Program Award for General Psychiatry Residents by the American Academy of Psychiatry. She then sub-specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, where she received the Yale Melvin Lewis Award for her commitment to excellence in medical student education. Since finishing her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2015, Dr. Tuis has served as Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.
Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, life transitions, family stress and illness, and grief processing. Dr. Tuis also addresses concerns about eating disorders, body-image issues and gender and sexuality development. Furthermore, she specializes in attention deficit disorders and school related problems including academic performance, bullying, cyber-bullying, sexting and other social media problems. She is a liaison with schools, peers, and families.
Additionally, Dr. Tuis has dedicated part of her career to provide medical care to underserved communities. Early in her profession she helped establish medical care to rural Mayan communities in Mexico. She has continued to treat disadvantaged communities in New Haven County and provides psychiatric evaluations for refugees and asylum-seekers at the Yale Pediatric Refugee Clinic.
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