Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Timothy E. Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and co-director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH. He is an associate professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Wilens earned his BS in literature, science and arts at the University of Michigan Honors College and his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. His residency in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry was completed at MGH under the auspices of Harvard Medical School. He is triple board certified in child/adolescent, adult and addiction psychiatry.
Dr. Wilens’ research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder and substance use disorders, and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD across the lifespan. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, concerning these and related topics, in prestigious journals such as JAMA, American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. Dr. Wilens has also coedited/published more than 70 book chapters, three books and 300 abstracts and presentations for national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Wilens is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), serves as the chair of new research committee for AACAP, is on the editorial boards or is a scientific reviewer for more than 25 journals, and is active in a number of other local and national professional societies.
Dr. Wilens is named consistently among “The Best of Boston” in Child/Adult Psychiatry and “The Best Doctors in America.”