Our core teaching faculty, program staff, and department leaders, met recently at the Faculty Club in Harvard Square to discuss the program.


The MGH and McLean facilities host by far the largest faculty and the most generously funded psychiatry research program of any Harvard Medical School Hospitals. Over 250 full-time and over 400 part-time faculty members contribute to our mission: caring for a vast population of psychiatric inpatients and outpatients, teaching an extraordinary group of young psychiatrists, and investing 100 million dollars annually on a myriad of research projects.

Over one hundred junior and senior faculty from these extensive departments serve as primary teaching faculty in the MGH/McLean training program. Through their roles as unit attendings, seminar leaders, individual supervisors in the outpatient clinics, and longitudinal training mentors, the following outstanding faculty provide the backbone of training in both the theory and practice of psychiatry.


Unit Rotation Leaders


Acute Psychiatry Service (MGH)

Suzanne Bird, MD, Director Abbie Donovan, MD Curtis Wittmann, MD  

Addiction Psychiatry

Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH (McLean) Hillary Connery, MD, PhD (McLean)  

Behavioral Health Partial Program (McLean)

Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, Director  

Blake 11 Inpatient Psychiatry Service (MGH)

Stuart Beck, MD, Director  

Clinical Evaluation Center (CEC) (McLean)

Susan Szulewski, MD, Director  

Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry (MGH)

Felicia Smith, MD, Director  

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)/ Neurotherapeutics (McLean)

Stephen Seiner, MD, Director  

Geriatric Psychiatry (McLean)

Brent Forester, MD Director  

Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology (NBN) (McLean)

Bruce Price, MD, Director  

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Unit

Darin Dougherty, MD, Director  

Outpatient Psychiatry – Adult Outpatient Clinics (MGH and McLean)

Jeff Huffman, MD, PhD, Director (MGH) Gopinath Mallya, MD, Director (McLean) Franca Centorrino, MD (McLean) Martha Kane, MD (MGH) Maurizio Fava, MD (MGH)  

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Program (McLean)

Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, Director Joseph Stoklosa, MD, Clinical Director Stephanie Valcourt, MD, Medical Director

Didactics Seminar Leaders


Academic Project

Scott Beach, MD  

Borderline Personality Workshop

Lois Choi-Kain, MD  

Case Formulation

Chris Gordon, MD  

Child Psychiatry

Yoshio Kaneko,, MD, David Beckmann,, MD, MPH  

Clinical Neurology

Felicia Smith, MD  

Clinical Neuroscience

Nick Kontos, MD Elizabeth Liebson, MD  

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD John Matthews, MD  

Couples Therapy

Anne Fishel, PhD  

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Joan Wheelis, MD  

Family Therapy

Anne Fishel, PhD

Group Psychotherapy

Kathy Ulman, PhD Laura Crain, MD  

HIV Psychiatry

Oliver Freudenreich, MD  

How to Teach and Supervise

Scott Beach, MD Joe Stoklosa, MD  

Human Development

Eugene Beresin, MD  

Journal Club

Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD  

Psychotherapy I & II

Robert Waldinger, MD  

Psychotherapy III

Richard Schwartz, MD Steve Gans, MD  

Psychotherapy IV

Amy Gagliardi, MD Jonathan Kolb, MD Deborah Greenman, MD Jane Thorbeck, EdD Peggy Warren, MD  

Research Methods and Literacy

Thomas McCoy, MD Christopher Celano, MD  

Sociocultural Psychiatry

Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD Justin Chen, MD, MPH  

Transition to Practice

John Taylor, MD, MBA  

Trauma Psychiatry

Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD