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Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD

Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD, is the associate medical director of McLean Hospital's Clinical Evaluation Center (CEC), a unit that specializes in evaluating individuals in acute psychiatric crisis who may need inpatient hospitalization. The CEC sees individuals with a broad range of psychiatric disorders, which matches her interest in diagnostic assessment and acute stabilization. She works with the unit’s administrative staff to develop policies and procedures that will ensure efficient, safe, and compassionate care for all patients and has several ongoing initiatives related to efficiency, disposition, and patient experience.

Dr. Murphy participates in the training of psychiatry residents, psychology interns, advanced practice nursing students, and medical students. She also has ongoing research interests, currently focused around the assessment of safety and suicidality.


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Education & Training:

  • 1989 BS in Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1999 PhD in Pharmacology, Yale University
  • 1999 MD, Yale University
  • 1999-2000 Preliminary Internship in Internal Medicine, Carney Hospital
  • 2000-2003 Residency in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2002 Massachusetts Medical License Registration
  • 2004 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Admissions Building, Room 305