Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D.

Chief of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D.

Dr. Rosenbaum, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on mood and anxiety disorders, with a special emphasis on pharmacotherapy of those conditions. His research contributions include extensive leadership in the design and conduct of clinical trials of new therapies, the design and implementation of trials to develop innovative treatments for major depression, treatment resistant depression, and panic disorder, studies of psychopathology including comorbidity and subtypes, and studies of longitudinal course and outcomes of those disorders.

Dr. Rosenbaum has authored more than 400 original articles and reviews and has published 12 books. He currently serves on 12 editorial boards of professional journals or newsletters. A particular research focus has been ongoing studies of children at risk for anxiety disorders and depression, which examine behavioral differences, risk factors, treatment, genetics, and brain structure and function of children of parents with mood and anxiety disorders. At MGH, he directs a department of over 600 clinicians, researchers, and trainees, which has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 Department of Psychiatry in the United States for the past twelve years in a row. Also at MGH, the largest hospital based research institution in the world, with over 500 million dollars per year of research funding, Dr. Rosenbaum serves as Chair of the hospital’s Executive Committee on Research. Dr. Rosenbaum’s clinical and consulting practice specializes in treatment resistant mood and anxiety disorders, and he consults extensively to colleagues on management of these conditions.

He has lectured widely on related topics, addressing many thousands of practitioners over the years in a variety of postgraduate educational venues. Together with his colleagues, he developed the MGH outpatient service into a world leading clinical and clinical research center, with specialty programs including the Depression Clinical and Research Program, the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program, the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, and the Psychiatric Genetics Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorders, each of which has extensive portfolios of funded research. A recent major accomplishment has been the establishment of the Massachusetts General Psychiatry Academy, now with over 30,000 members, to bring high quality, objective and curriculum based continuing medical education to physicians and other health professionals across the nation and around the world. Dr. Rosenbaum was the 2007 recipient of the C. Charles Burlingame Award given annually for lifetime achievement in psychiatric research and education by the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. Dr. Rosenbaum received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

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