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Heather S. Vestal, MD, MHS

Heather S. Vestal, MD, MHS

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


Heather S. Vestal, MD, MHS, is the co-director of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vestal is also the Psychiatry Clerkship director at McLean Hospital and a teaching attending on the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program. She completed her residency training at MGH/McLean.

Dr. Vestal’s professional interests include medical education and she is a co-founder and co-director of the Clinician Educator Program for MGH/McLean residents. She is heavily involved in teaching and mentoring of medical students and residents and conducts medical education research. Her particular interest is in physician wellness, and she is the chair of a national task force on resident wellness for psychiatry program directors.


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Education & Training:

  • 2005 BA in Psychology, Boston College
  • 2010 MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2010 Master in Health Science, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2010-2014 Residency in Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2014 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology




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