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 of 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.
  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.
  Emily Deringer, M.D., is the Assistant Program Director at the McLean site. Dr. Deringer is an attending psychiatrist in the McLean Clinical Evaluation Center, where she supervises PGY1 residents on rotation there. She also sees outpatients in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and supervises PGY3 residents treating outpatients with co-occurring substance use disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Dr. Deringer received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical school. She completed psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship at New York University.
  Nkechi Conteh, M.D., M.P.H, is the Associate Program Director for Diversity and Inclusion for the residency.  Dr. Conteh is  an attending psychiatrist at the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health and a community psychiatrist at MGH Revere Mental Health Clinic and an Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. Dr. Conteh completed her medical degree at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, a Master’s in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health  and her residency in Adult Psychiatry at Duke University Hospital. In her final year of residency, she served as the GME Chair of the Duke Resident Council. She has received numerous awards for Community Psychiatry and Reproductive Psychiatry including , the American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators in 2019, the Group of Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship in 2019, and American College of Psychiatry Laughlin Fellowship in 2020. She also received awards for her innovative approach to improve healthcare access to women from historically-disadvantaged backgrounds.
  Robert Fenster, MD, PhD, serves as the Assistant Director for the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) at the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency and is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist based at McLean hospital. Dr. Fenster received his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University and completed his M.D.-Ph.D at the Tri-Institutional Program at Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University, where he performed his thesis work on cell-type specific transcriptional profiling of Huntington’s Disease mouse models in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Greengard. Dr. Fenster completed his psychiatry residency at Brown University, where he participated in the R25 program, performing research in the laboratory of Dr. Myriam Heiman at The Broad Institute. Dr. Fenster is currently an Instructor at Harvard Medical School working with Dr. Kerry Ressler where he uses cutting-edge molecular technologies to investigate prefrontal cortical circuitry involved in fear extinction processes. He covers clinically in the Behavioral Health Partial Program at McLean and serves as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in his own small private practice and at the Pavilion.
  Gaby Chavez is the MGH/McLean Adult Residency Program Manager. Gaby is a graduate of Suffolk University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Advertising. She brings prior experience working as the MGH Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship coordinator as well as the Harvard Medical School Psychiatry clerkship program coordinator. Gaby particularly enjoys connecting with our residents and is dedicated in supporting the academic and career growth of our trainees.
  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.