McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Mark Robart, LICSW, Program Director
Mr. Robart began his career at McLean Hospital in 1977 and presently serves as McLean’s Director of Residential Services. In this capacity he oversees an array of short- and long-term treatment programs that serve adults and adolescents suffering from mood and psychotic disorders, complex personality disorders, eating disorders and substance use disorders. Mr. Robart is much sought after for his expertise in working with challenging couples and families.
Alexander Vuckovic, MD, Medical Director
Since 1999, Dr. Vuckovic has been medical director of The Pavilion where he has overseen the care of more than 1,500 patients. He has spent his entire career immersed in the diagnosis, clinical care, and management of major psychiatric conditions and has published extensively, including on the topic of medicinal treatment of depressive illness and psychotic disorders. Dr. Vuckovic is an assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School.
Amy Gagliardi, MD, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Gagliardi is an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has been immersed in clinical care of patients with major psychiatric illnesses for more than ten years. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma-related disorders, including advanced training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and is devoted to the teaching and supervision of medical students and psychiatric residents.
Each person who comes to The Pavilion receives daily care from a dedicated treatment team comprised of only senior-level clinicians. Your primary psychiatrist will supervise your overall care and manage medications, partnering with a clinician who provides daily psychotherapy. Other team members include a doctoral-level psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and other psychologically-based therapies, and a senior social worker or clinical nurse manager who provides case management and family assistance and coordinates the aftercare plan.
All patients receive thorough medical and neurologic evaluation with diagnostic testing as appropriate, sleep disorder consultation and sleep studies as needed, and psychological and neuropsychological testing. Specialty consultants are immediately available in a wide array of clinical disciplines including anxiety and substance use disorders.