A member of our inpatient Behavioral Health team, Michael Rayel, MD, is a psychiatrist board certified in General, Geriatric, Forensic, and Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. A Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he has extensive experience treating patients with a wide range of psychological disorders, including depression and anxiety. Dr. Rayel earned his medical degree from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute and completed his General Psychiatry residency at New York Medical College. He did a clinical fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry and an additional fellowship in Forensic and Correctional Psychiatry from New York University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School respectively. His postgraduate training also included two years of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy study at New York Medical College. Prior to joining Trinity Health, Dr. Rayel was associated with the University of Connecticut’s UConn Health, where he practiced General, Geriatric, Forensic, and Emergency Psychiatry and served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Forensic and Emergency Psychiatry. Prior to that he practiced nearly two decades in hospital and clinic settings in Clarenville, Newfoundland, where he also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Rayel is a frequent lecturer and has authored numerous books on psychiatric topics, including First Aid to Mental Illness: A Practical Guide for Patients and Caregivers.
Psychiatrists study and treat mental disorders including various affective, behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual disorders.