About David Pepper

Dr. David Pepper has been working at Hartford Hospital and the Institute of Living for the last 18 years, is currently in his 14th as the Director of Emergency Psychiatric Services. He graduated from the University of Connecticut/Institute of Living Psychiatry Residency program and then completed his Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at Hartford Hospital with a specialization in Palliative Medicine and Psycho-oncology. Dr. Pepper is Board certified in both Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. He is extremely active in teaching to all disciplines including social workers, psychologists, Physician Assistant, APRNs, Medical students, Residents and Fellows. He has won the Institute of Living Psychiatry Residency, Hartford, CT Arbor Vitae Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016 and the University of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine, “Friend of Emergency Medicine Award”, 2018.

His current clinical duties include Emergency Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and HIV psychiatry. In 2015 he was appointed as the Chairman for the Membership committee for the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, and serves as a representative on the Board of Directors. Dr. Pepper has also served as the American Psychiatric Association Assembly representative for the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry since 2018, advocating for national standards and enhancing care in Emergency Psychiatry.