Mark D Rego, MD, has practiced adult, adolescent, and geriatric psychiatry for thirty years. He spent twenty-five years in community practice specializing in treating patients who required medication and addressing the special needs of those in hospitals, nursing homes, and group homes. Since he began his practice in 1989, he has taught psychiatric trainees at Yale New Haven Hospital. From 2004 until 2010, he spent time in Ayacucho, Peru, working with local groups to build a mental health center and continued years after to help supply them with needed medicines.
Dr. Rego presently consults in small community clinics that treat the underserved. As he is now physically disabled and can no longer see patients, Dr. Rego spends his time studying psychiatry and philosophy and writing about the ways mental illness affects people’s lives. He lives with his wife in Milford, Connecticut.