Mclean Hospital

Benjamin J. Herbstman, MD, MHS

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-Time


Benjamin J. Herbstman, MD, MHS, is a psychiatrist who provides individual and family consultations at The Pavilion. He has also worked at the Gunderson Outpatient Program and the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Herbstman has a private practice in Cambridge. He is a candidate at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute where he also chairs the Off the Couch film program and a member of the Boston Suicide Study Group where he writes about and lectures on understanding and preventing suicide.

Dr. Herbstman supervises psychiatry residents and is a faculty member in the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is an editorial associate on the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.


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Education & Training:

  • 2001 BA, Yale University
  • 2005 MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 2009 MD, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • 2009-2010 Internship in Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • 2010-2013 Residency in Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2011 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2013 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology