James Jenkins II, MD, Psychiatry, Concord, MA, Emerson Hospital


Psychiatry Concord, MA

Staff Psychiatrist and ECT Clinician/ Emerson Hospital

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  • Dr. Jenkins has expertise in a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies and psychopharmacology for people with refractory mood, psychosomatic, and personality disorder diagnoses. He is a former medical director of the McLean Hospital Cambridge Residence and was a staff psychiatrist at the McLean Hospital Gunderson Residence. In 2019, Dr. Jenkins joined the psychiatry department at MassGeneral Hospital and is working to help translate the principles of Dr. John Gunderson's Good Psychiatric Management to several consultative and emergency services with the hopes of disseminating knowledge and improving access to care for this patient population. Dr. Jenkins is an active member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is also an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and on faculty for the MGH/McLean Residency program.

Education & Training

  • Harvard Affiliated HospitalsResidency, Psychiatry, 2013 - 2017
  • Massachusetts General HospitalInternship, Preliminary Year, 2013 - 2014
  • Penn State College of MedicineClass of 2013
  • Providence CollegeB.S., Biochemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 2005 - 2009

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Mel Kayce Award McLean Hospital, 2017
  • Stephen J. Ryan MD Distinguished Student Providence College, 2009
  • American Chemical Society Award American Chemical Society, 2009

Publications & Presentations


  • Journal of Vascular Surgery
    Louis Messina, Jessica Simons, James Jenkins, Francesco Aiello, Danielle Doucet, Jonathan Durgin, Andres Schanzer> ;Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Journal Articles

  • What works in the treatment of borderline personality disorder.  
    Lois Choi-Kain, Ellen Finch, Sara Massland, James Jenkins, and Brandon Unruh, Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 2/2017
  • Catastrophic Complications Related to Psychopharmacologic Drug Withdrawal  
    James Jenkins MD and Sean Glass MD, Psych Annals, 8/2016

Books/Book Chapters

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  • Good Psychiatric Management of Borderline Personality Disorder 
    Psych Congress, San Diego - 10/2019
  • Borderline Personality Disorder: What Providers Need to Know 
    Greater Lynn Senior Services - 3/2019
  • DBT in a Nutshell 
    McLean Hospital - 2018

Press Mentions

  • New Borderline Personality Disorder Intervention Less Intensive, Works for Most
    New Borderline Personality Disorder Intervention Less Intensive, Works for MostOctober 5th, 2019

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