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Roger Pitman, MD, Psychiatry, Charlestown, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Psychiatry Charlestown, MA

Forensic Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

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  • Office

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    120 Second Ave.
    Charlestown, MA 02129
    Phone+1 617-726-5333
    Fax+1 617-643-7340
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Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolBehavioral Neurology, 1985
  • Tufts Medical Center
    Tufts Medical CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 1970 - 1973
  • Boston University Medical Center
    Boston University Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1969 - 1970
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
    University of Vermont College of MedicineClass of 1969
  • Amherst College
    Amherst CollegeA.B, cum laude, 1965

Certifications & Licensure

  • NH State Medical License
    NH State Medical License 1981 - 2017
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1979 - 1980
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1975 - Present
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1970 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Brain Injury Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Forensic Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors 2002-Present, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 2009
  • Exceptional Research Mentorship Award Dept of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2009
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Original Research Chronic Stress-Related Neural Activity Associates with Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Psoriasis: A Prospective Cohort Study  
    Roger K Pitman, Ahmed Tawakol, Abass Alavi, Marcus Y Chen, Nehal N Mehta, Justin A Rodante, Jonathan H Chung, Joel M Gelfand, ScienceDirect
  • Amygdalar Metabolic Activity Independently Associates with Progression of Visceral Adiposity  
    Steven K Grinspoon, Janet Lo, Jon T Giles, Lisa M Shin, Karestan C Koenen, Roger K Pitman, Ahmed Tawakol, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Neuroimaging and the neuroanatomy of posttraumatic stress disorder.  
    Rauch SL, Shin LM, Whalen PJ, Pitman RK, CNS Spectrums; 3(7S2):30-41
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Providing objective proof of mental harm through psychophysiologic testing for post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Saunders LS, Pitman RK, Orr SP, Trial Bar News;15:72-80
  • Psychobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Pitman RK, Journal of Psychopharmacology S:A4
  • Kortisol- und Katecholamin-Konzentration im 24-Stunden-Urin von ehemaligen Kriegsteilnehmern mit posttraumatischem Stresssyndrom.
    Pitman RK, Orr SP, Psychiatry Digest;10:7-8
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Lectures

  • Reconsolidation blockade: a novel treatment for PTSD? 
    Multiple locations, 2010
  • Studies of identical twins discordant for combat exposure in Vietnam. 
    Symposium on the Stressed Brain in the 21st Century, University of New York, New York, N.Y
  • Stress, anxiety, and trauma. 
    University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Amman, Jordan
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Other

  • Who (or what) is in control here? 
    Pitman RK, Newsletter of the American Society for Cybernetics

Press Mentions

  • Increase in PTSD Claims Presents Diagnosis Challenge
    Increase in PTSD Claims Presents Diagnosis ChallengeDecember 18th, 2019
  • Reaching Home Base
    Reaching Home BaseSeptember 25th, 2009
  • Can a Blood Pressure Drug Help Ease the Painful Memory of an Ex?
    Can a Blood Pressure Drug Help Ease the Painful Memory of an Ex?February 14th, 2020

Grant Support

  • Prophylaxis Of PTSD With Post-Trauma PropranololNational Institute Of Mental Health2004–2007
  • Prophylaxis Of PTSD With Post-Trauma PropranololNational Center For Research Resources2005–2006
  • Twin Study Of Biologic Markers For PTSDNational Institute Of Mental Health2002–2006
  • Secondary Prevention Of PTSD With PropranololNational Institute Of Mental Health1998–1999
  • Twin Study Of Biologic Markers For PTSDNational Institute Of Mental Health1995–1998
  • Psychophysiology Of Visible And Invisible TraumaFogarty International Center1994–1996
  • Psychophysiologic Study Of Child Abuse Imagery In AdultsNational Institute Of Mental Health1993–1994
  • Psychophysiology Of Imaginal Flooding Treatment Of PTSDNational Institute Of Mental Health1988–1992
  • Conditioning Neurosis And Person PerceptionNational Institute Of Mental Health1985

Hospital Affiliations