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Paul Summergrad, MD, Psychiatry, Boston, MA, Tufts Medical Center

PaulSummergradMD

Psychiatry Boston, MA

Psychosomatic Medicine

Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman Department Psychiatry, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

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    Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington St. #1007
    Boston, MA 02111
    Phone(617) 636-5773
    Fax(617) 636-8442
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Summary

  • Paul Summergrad, M.D., is the Dr. Frances S. Arkin professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief at Tufts Medical Center. In 2014-15, Dr. Summergrad served as the 141st president of the American Psychiatric Association, and is a past president of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry.

    An international leader in medical psychiatric disorders and care, Dr. Summergrad’s research focuses on mood disorders, medical-psychiatric co-morbidity, and health system design. He has published extensively with over 100 peer review publications, book chapters and other communications. He has edited three books: Integrated Care in Psychiatry, Primary Care Psychiatry, and the forthcoming Textbook of Medical Psychiatry. He served on the editorial boards of Academic Psychiatry and at present Current Psychiatry and Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry

    He was a member of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 Steering Committee of the American Psychiatric Association and the Standing Committee on Nominations of the World Psychiatric Association where he currently serves on the Standing Committee on Finances and from which he received Honorary Membership. He chaired the work group of the APA board of the role of psychiatry in health care reform which commissioned the Milliman report on the total health care costs associated with psychiatric illness. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, the American College of Physicians and of the Royal College of Physicians - Edinburgh and has received numerous other awards and honors. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2015 and the Leadership award of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry in 2018.

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 1982 - 1985
  • Boston University Medical Center
    Boston University Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1978 - 1981
  • University at Buffalo
    University at BuffaloClass of 1978

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1982 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1980 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychosomatic Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2011-2016
  • Boston Magazine Castle Connolly, 2010-2012
  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • Companies Around the World Broaden Offerings to Enhance Mental Health, Wellness Options
    Companies Around the World Broaden Offerings to Enhance Mental Health, Wellness OptionsMarch 6th, 2020
  • Mind-Altering, Ketamine-like Drug OK’d for Severe Depression
    Mind-Altering, Ketamine-like Drug OK’d for Severe DepressionNovember 30th, 2019
  • Spirituality in the Psychiatric Office
    Spirituality in the Psychiatric OfficeMay 20th, 2019
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