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The GAP Fellowship

Andres Barkil-Oteo, M.D.

Andres Barkil-Oteo, M.D.Andres was born in Madrid, Spain and raised in Damascus, Syria, where he attended medical school at the University of Damascus. Dedicated early on to mental health, as a medical student, Andres collaborated with an effort organized by local and international NGOs to provide psychological assistance to Iraqi and Sudanese war refugees. After medical school, Andres moved to Amsterdam to pursue an MSc in Neuroscience at Vrije University where he explored the possibility of a genetic basis for long-range temporal correlations in EEG signals (2005-2006). His research was successful and the findings were subsequently published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2007. Upon finishing his work in Amsterdam, Andres engaged in a two-year joint program between University College London and Yale University (2006-2008). At the Anna Freud Center in London, he studied psychodynamic theories and at Yale, he performed functional MRI studies to investigate resting functional connectivity in epilepsy patients.

Currently located in New Haven, Connecticut, Andres is involved with providing mental health services to diverse groups, including University students, a large, uninsured Hispanic population, and Iraqi refugees. Committed to improving mental health services locally and globally, next year, Andres will be pursing a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University in New York City.

In his free time, he enjoys film, camping, hiking, reading, and traveling, and is a connoisseur of both fine beer and wine.