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Our Team

Program Leadership

David Silbersweig, M.D. – Department Chair

Dr. David Silbersweig is a neurologist and psychiatrist, and serves as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Institute for the Neurosciences. He is Harvard Medical School Dean for Academic Programs at Partners HealthCare and the Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silbersweig is one of the pioneers of functional neuroimaging research in psychiatry. He and his colleagues focus upon the development and application of new neuroimaging techniques to localize and characterize brain circuitry dysfunction underlying major psychiatric disorders. Studies combining neuroimaging with therapeutic, fluid biomarker, and genetic studies, to test mechanistic hypotheses, are underway. The aim of Dr. Silbersweig’s systems-level neuropathophysiology work is to help provide a foundation for the development of novel, targeted, biologically based diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to aid those suffering with mental illness. Dr. Silbersweig has significant involvement in national/international research consortia. He is a Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and has played a notable role in shaping the rapidly developing field of neuropsychiatry through his translational research, his innovative educational activities, his invited presentations in the United States and abroad, and his work with scientific journals, NIH, conferences and organizations.

Robert Boland, M.D. – Program Director

Robert Boland, MD is the Director of the BWH/Harvard Psychiatry Residency Program. He is a national leader in psychiatric education. He is the President of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. He was President of the Association of Academic Psychiatry. He is President-Elect of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He is Vice Chair of the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the ACGME. Dr. Boland joined the Brigham in 2014. He remains the Co-Director of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program for its duration, and was previously Associate Director of Residency Training at Brown. Dr. Boland graduated from Georgetown University and Georgetown School of Medicine, completed a residency at the Institute of Living in Hartford and a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Georgetown/Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Boland has many scientific publications, is currently on the editorial board for several journals including Academic Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and FOCUS (the APA’s journal of continuing education) and is Assistant Editor for the American College of Psychiatry's Psychiatry Residents in Training Examination (PRITE). In addition, he has served on various NIH study sections (grant review committees) for the last decade, and has chaired a number of special emphasis panels for NIH.

Melissa Bui, M.D. – Associate Program Director

Melissa Bui, MD is the Associate Program Director of the BWH/HMS Training Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. As a member of the faculty Dr. Bui has developed a liaison in the Medical Intensive Care Unit utilizing a proactive model of consultation, and received grant funding to study this intervention and its impact on delirium and ICU length of stay. She is now working to expand this model of care across the larger ICU patient population, and to push the boundaries of Critical Care Psychiatry into new and exciting terrain. Dr. Bui graduated from the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in 2014 and completed a Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2015.

Kaitlin Mooney– Program Coordinator


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