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Gene Beresin, MD, MA

Gene Beresin, MD, MA is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and senior educator in child and adolescent psychiatry at MGH. He is Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at MGH, providing public education about normal development in youth and families, and destigmatizing mental illness. He is director of the core curriculum, The Developing Physician: Lifelong Integration of Personal and Professional Growth with Sensitive, Compassionate Care, required of first and second year students at Harvard Medical School. The curriculum focuses on the patient-doctor relationship, ethics, professionalism, systems of care, racial, ethnic and socio-economic disparities in healthcare, and the wellbeing of medical students. Dr. Beresin is Deputy Editor of Academic Psychiatry. He has won a number of local and national teaching awards, including the Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award, given annually by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education to 10 program directors from all medical specialties, as well as the American Psychiatric Association and National Institute of Mental Health Vestermark Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry Cynthia M. Kettyle Award for Medical Student Teaching. He has published numerous papers and chapters on a variety of topics, including graduate medical education, mental health and media, eating disorders, personality disorders, and child and adolescent psychiatric treatments. He received a BA in music from Princeton University, and an MA in philosophy along with his MD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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