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John Levine, MD, Psychiatry, Boston, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital


Psychiatry Boston, MA

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, Part Time, Harvard Medical School, Consulting Psychiatrist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

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  • Dr. John Levine is a physician in the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and a consulting physician with the division of pediatrics at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Since 1995, he has been an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School (currently part-time). He has had leadership roles since 1998, including Chief Medical Officer for Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (2018-2021), Interim Chief Medical Officer for Riverbend Community Mental Health Center (2021-2022), and Regional Chief Psychiatrist for Wexford Health (2022). He specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and brain injury medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School and has been in practice over 20 years.

Education & Training

  • Cambridge Health Alliance
    Cambridge Health AllianceFellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2002 - 2004
  • UMass Chan Medical School
    UMass Chan Medical SchoolResidency, Psychiatry, 1998 - 2002
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
    University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolClass of 1998
  • University of Miami
    University of MiamiPh.D., Psychology, 1982 - 1987
  • Cornell University
    Cornell UniversityBA, Cum Laude, 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2000 - 2025
  • NH State Medical License
    NH State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2008 - 2012
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Brain Injury Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Ziskind-Somerfeld Research Award, Finalist Biological Psychiatry, 2012
  • Dupont Warren Fellowship Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, 2003
  • Livingston Award Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, 2003
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Relaxation Response BasedYoga Improves Functioning in Young Children with Autism: A Pilot Study  
    Rosenblatt LE, Gorantla S, Torres, JA, Yarmush RS, Rao S, Park ER, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL, Bernstein B, Levine, JB, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 1/1/2011
  • The Separation-Individuation Test of Adolescence  
    Levine JB, Green C, Millon T, Journal of Personality Assessment, 1/1/1986
  • Isolation rearing reduces brain glucose metabolism after burn injury  
    Ali Bonab, John Scichilone, Ronald Tompkins, John Levine, Alan Fischman, J. Nuclear Medicine, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Child Psychiatry – An overview
    Levine J, Milford, MA, 1/1/2012
  • Autism, an update for parents
    Levine J, Glastonbury, CT, 1/1/2010
  • Connecting children with public and private insurance to behavioral health services
    Levine J, Child Health and Development Institute of CT, Farmington, CT, 1/1/2010
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  • Psychological Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Pediatric Patients 
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA - 1/1/2015
  • Neurobiology of Environmental Enrichment: Implication for Childhood Adversity 
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA - 1/1/2012
  • Cognitive Issues in Pediatric Psychopharmacology- For Pediatric Psychopharmacology 
    Cambridge, MA - 1/1/2006
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  • A comprehensive analysis of the discriminant and external validity, normative properties, and theoretical contributions of the separation-individuation test of adolesc... 
    Levine JB, Dissertation
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida - 1/1/1987
  • Psychiatry and psychology 
    Levine JB, Boston Globe

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