David Matuskey MD

Associate Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology and in Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry; Medical Director, Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center

Departments & Organizations

Diagnostic Radiology: Positron Emission Tomography | Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center

Research Interests

drug addiction; cocaine; neuroimaging; PET; dopamine; serotonin; social status more...


  • B.S., University of South Florida, 1998
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 1998
  • M.D., St Matthew's University School of Medicine, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Matuskey D, Sondik T. Memory Reconsolidation for Treatment-Resistant Aggression and Self-Injurious Behaviors (in print; Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology)
  • Matuskey D, Gallezot JD, Pittman B, Wiliams W, Lim K, Zheng MQ, Lin SF, Potenza M, Carson RE, Malison RT, Ding YS. Dopamine D3 Receptor Alterations in Cocaine-Dependent Humans Imaged with [11C](+)PHNO. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2014 Jun 1;139:100-5. PMID: 24717909.
  • Matuskey D, Bhagwagar Z, Planeta B, Pittman B, Gallezot JD, Chen J, Wanyiri J, Najafzadeh S, Ropchan J, Geha P, Potenza M, Neumeister A, Carson RE, Malison RT. Reductions in Brain 5-HT1B Receptor Availability in Cocaine-Dependent Humans Biological Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 28. pii: S0006-3223(13)01055-X; [Epub ahead of print]. PMCID: PMC4037398.



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