Dr. Prakash Thomas, MD

Dr. Prakash Thomas, MD: Psychiatrist at Newport Academy


Dr. Prakash Thomas, MD

Clinical Perspective

Prakash K. Thomas, MD, is an adult, adolescent, and child psychiatrist who values working with Newport Academy clients and observing their growth. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Thomas taught English as a second language to college students for two years in China and, as a result, increased his perspective on adolescents and their developmental challenges.

Skilled Teacher, Mentor, and Author

Dr. Thomas has held various professional appointments, including supervising physicians in training nurses, psychologists, and social workers. He also teaches psychiatrists and medical students, and has written scholarly articles and books on psychiatry and children. Dr. Thomas’ clinical experience encompasses both private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, and staff positions at Yale New Haven Hospital, Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc., and Yale’s Developmental Disability Clinic.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“As a psychiatrist, it is one of the chief rewards of my work here to stitch together the different therapeutic perspectives on each of our clients to create a unique and unified framework for growth, change, and healing. It is a privilege to work with adolescents as they share their highest hopes and worst fears during this fascinating period of development. And, as they begin to discern who they are and who they could be, they touch upon the most meaningful questions of living. Newport Academy grants me the privilege to listen, to treat, and to guide them during their stay.”  —Prakash Thomas


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  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center (Chief Resident from July 2006–June 2007)
  • Residency and Internship, Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • Candidate Psychoanalyst, Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Undergraduate degree, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Board-certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Select Achievements

  • Recipient of the Bloomberg Award for Distinction in Psychiatry
  • Co-President of the Yale Psychiatry Residents Association, July 2003–August 2004
  • Co-author of two books: Psychopharmacology and Child Psychiatry Review and Lewis’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review

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