Mclean Hospital
W. Brad Ruzicka, MD, PhD

W. Brad Ruzicka, MD, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


W. Brad Ruzicka, MD PhD, specializes in the clinical treatment and basic investigation of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Dr. Ruzicka provides direct patient care within multiple settings within the hospital’s Psychotic Disorders Division.

Dr. Ruzicka’s research is focused on the role of epigenetics in the etiology and treatment of psychotic illnesses. Through analyses of postmortem human brain tissue his work investigates the molecular mechanisms through which environmental exposures (physical illness, psychological stressors, chemical exposures) influence genes and cells within specified circuits within the brain. His work aims to explain the etiology of these illnesses, as well as to develop improved treatments for patients.


SchizophreniaBipolar Disorder


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Education & Training:

  • 1999 BS in Biological Chemistry, University of Chicago
  • 2008 MD, University of Illinois
  • 2008 PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois
  • 2008-2009 Medicine Internship, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • 2009-2012 Adult Psychiatry Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2012 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center Room 118