Residency Administrative Team

  Scott R. Beach, M.D.,is the MGH/McLean Adult Residency Program Director. Dr. Beach is an attending psychiatrist on the Consultation-Liaison and Acute Psychiatric Services at MGH and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Beach received a medical degree from and completed his psychiatry residency training at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After completing a Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship at MGH, he was awarded Dupont-Warren and Livingston Research Fellowships from HMS. He continues to conduct research as part of the Cardiac Psychiatry Research Group at MGH. Areas of clinical expertise include QT prolongation with psychiatric medications, catatonia, and deception syndromes. As Associate Program Director for 4 years, Dr. Beach oversaw the revision if the entire residency didactic curriculum and created a new staffing model in the MGH outpatient clinic. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the Edward Messner and Phillip Isenberg Resident Teaching Awards.
  Heather S. Vestal, M.D., M.H.S., is the MGH/McLean Adult Residency Program Co-Director. She also serves as an attending psychiatrist on the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Inpatient Unit. Dr. Vestal received her Medical Degree from Yale School of Medicine, where she also obtained a Masters in Health Science after spending a year conducting research on well-being in medical interns. She completed her residency training at MGH/McLean. She has a long-standing interest in medical education, and is a Co-Director of the residency’s Clinical Educator Program (CEP). She has a particular interest in physician wellness, and is leading initiatives to improve resident wellness on both a local and national level. She has received multiple teaching awards, including the Edward Messner Resident Teaching Award and the Jonathan Borus Oustanding Early Career Educator Award.
  Charlotte Hogan, M.D., is the Associate Program Director for the residency at the MGH site. Dr. Hogan is an attending psychiatrist on the Consultation-Liaison and Acute Psychiatric Services at MGH and an Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. Dr. Hogan completed her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin and her residency in Adult Psychiatry at MGH/McLean. She completed a Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship at MGH.
  Adrienne T. Gerken, M.D., is the Associate Program Director for the residency at the McLean site. Dr. Gerken is an attending psychiatrist on the McLean Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Inpatient Unit (AB2) and an Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. Dr. Gerken received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at MGH/McLean. She is a Co-Director of the residency’s Clinician Educator Program (CEP).
  John B. Taylor, M.D., M.B.A., is the Assistant Program Director for the residency at the MGH site. Dr. Taylor is an attending psychiatrist for the Acute Psychiatry Service, the inpatient consultation service, and for outpatient transplant psychiatry, as well as Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. In addition, Dr. Taylor is project manager for the Executive Committee for Behavioral Health Integration. Dr. Taylor received his M.D. and M.B.A. from the University at Buffalo. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at MGH/McLean, where he served as MGH administrative chief resident and was recognized as a Distinguished Laughlin Fellow. He then completed the MGH psychosomatic medicine fellowship. His interests include health care administration and behavioral health and primary care integration.
  Joseph B. Stoklosa, M.D.,is the Assistant Program Director for the McLean site of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and the Clinical Director of McLean’s Psychotic Disorders Division. He is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. With a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his psychiatry residency training at MGH/McLean. Dr. Stoklosa has earned several teaching awards from the medical students at HMS, as well as from the residents in the MGH/McLean training program. He is actively involved in educational research and founded the Clinician Educator Program for the MGH/McLean residency program to train residents to become clinician-educators. Dr. Stoklosa also has developed the clinical care on the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Inpatient Program to help improve the use of evidence-based treatment, including a new model of inpatient care modeled after Finland’s Open Dialogue.
  Rachel Ross, MD, PhD,serves as the Assistant Director for the Research Concentration Program (RCP). Rachel graduated with honors in biological and environmental engineering from Cornell University, where she used nanobiotechnology techniques to study dirty water and single cells. She joined the MSTP at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where she received in her medical degree and PhD in molecular pharmacology. She then trained with the MGH/Mclean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program as a member of the RCP, graduating in 2014. During residency she joined the lab of Brad Lowell, MD, PhD at BIDMC to gain more neuroscience training while continuing to focus on hypothalamic and whole body interactions; she studies the regulation of metabolism related to fertility, stress response, and feeding behavior. She has now moved her research to McLean hospital to join the lab of Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, expanding her expertise to other areas of the brain related to feeding behavior to investigate how these connections impinge on survival based drives. She maintains a small clinic focused on anxiety and eating disorders, and an interest in global health and equality.
  Joy Littlefield, M.B.A., serves as the Program Manager for the MGH/McLean Residency Program and the Research Concentration Program.  Joy received a B.A. in Psychology from Keene State College, then attended Suffolk University where she obtained her MBA in Health Care Administration. Joy brings the clinical skills she obtained from working as a mental health counselor and seamlessly integrates that knowledge into managing this very busy 64 resident residency training program.
  Rebecca Dolloff serves as the Residency Coordinator at McLean Hospital. She has been a wonderful addition to the residency administration team since coming on board in 2016. She has quickly become an expert in the behind-the-scenes operations of the residency program, and serves as an invaluable resource for residents, faculty, and program leadership alike.