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Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc

McLean Hospital Title:

Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry; Director, Geriatric Mood Disorders Research Program; Site Director, Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Core Clerkship, McLean Hospital


Harvard Medical School Title:

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Partners Title:

Medical Director, Behavioral Health in Population Health Management


Biography:

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is an expert in geriatric psychiatry specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Behavioral Health in Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. A member of the Board of Directors and current secretary/treasurer of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, he recently completed service as a board director and chair of the Medical Scientific Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire.

Dr. Forester’s research focuses on using brain imaging techniques and careful clinical assessment to better understand the causes of depression and bipolar disorder in later life and to identify promising new targets for effective treatments. He also studies novel treatment approaches to manage the common behavioral complications of dementia, such as agitation and aggression.

Degrees:
  • 1988 BA, Dartmouth College
  • 1992 MD, Dartmouth Medical School
  • 2009 MSc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Harvard University
Residency:
  • 1992-1993 Intern in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1993-1996 Resident in Adult Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
  • 1995-1996 Chief Resident in Adult Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Fellowship:
  • 1997 Geriatric Psychiatry, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Board Certifications:

  • 1994 Massachusetts License Registration
  • 1996 New Hampshire License Registration
  • 1997 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1998 Geriatric Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 2007 Psychiatry, Recertification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 2008 Geriatric Psychiatry, Recertification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Publications:

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Contact:

Email:


Phone:

617.855.3622


Office Address:

Belmont campus - South Belknap, Room 308