Dr. Fava obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and completed a residency training in endocrinology at the same university. After completing a residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), he has been Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program since 1990 at the same hospital. Under Dr. Fava's direction, the Depression Clinical and Research Program has become one of the most highly regarded depression programs in the country, conducting research projects in a variety of areas, including pharmacotherapy of resistant depression, neuroimaging, genetics, neurophysiology, neuroendocrinology, novel pharmacotherapies, alternative medicine, and psychotherapy. In 2007, Dr. Fava established the MGH Psychiatry Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI), and academic research organization (ARO) that designs, coordinates and implements large, multicenter clinical trials in psychiatry. This ARO has grown tremendously over the past three years and has provided excellent opportunities for trainees and young faculty to engage in research activities. Dr. Fava has authored or co-authored more than 500 original articles published in medical journals with international circulation. He has also edited six books, and published more than 50 chapters and 500 abstracts. Dr Fava is also a well-known national and international speaker, having given more than 200 presentations at national and international meetings during his career in psychiatry. He is currently Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Psychiatry, Executive Director of the MGH Psychiatry CTNI and Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fava is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Mind, Mood & Memory newsletter, a newsletter that goes out to over 100,000 households in the US. Dr. Fava has trained and mentored over 40 residents and fellows over the past 20 years, and has received the Clifford Barger Mentorship Award from Harvard Medical School because of his accomplishments as a research mentor.
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
7/2009 - Present - Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
University of Padua School of Medicine, Padua, Italy, M.D., 1982, Medicine
Istituto di Semeiotica Medica, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padua, Italy, 1982-1985, Endocrinology
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985-1988, Adult Psychiatry