Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors List Includes Four From McLean

March 18, 2022

Four McLean Hospital physicians have been named among Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors in the Boston Area” for 2022. The honorees were included in the magazine’s February edition and Top Docs 2022 list online.

The McLean physicians are:

  • Roger D. Weiss, MD, chief, Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, and director, Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Clinical Research Program
  • Ipsit Vahia, MD, associate chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, director, Digital Psychiatry Translation, and director, Technology and Aging Laboratory
  • Esther Dechant, MD, medical director, Klarman Eating Disorders Center
  • Brian P. Brennan, MD, MMSc, medical director, OCD Institute, and associate director of Translational Neuroscience Research, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory

According to the magazine, “Each year, Boston Magazine partners with health care researcher Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to create a definitive list of the best doctors in Boston, including hundreds of experts in fields such as dermatology, cardiology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and more.”

Each of McLean’s honorees expressed their appreciation for being recognized.

“I am pleased and honored to be named to this list,” said Roger D. Weiss, MD. “I love my work here at McLean. While I greatly enjoy working with patients, I also appreciate the opportunity to work with a great team of people who are all dedicated to providing the highest-quality treatment to patients with substance use disorders.”

Patient talks to clinician

Ipsit Vahia, MD, said, “It is an honor to be listed among Boston Magazine’s Top Docs for 2022 in geriatric psychiatry. The magazine’s recognition of geriatric psychiatry as a standalone specialty is particularly meaningful because it acknowledges that older adults require specialized care to address their unique needs.”

“I am honored by the recognition for my work. However, much credit must be given to the staff at the Klarman Eating Disorders Center for their dedicated and thoughtful care of young women struggling with eating disorders,” Esther Dechant, MD, said.

“It is a real honor to be named a Boston Top Doc,” said Brian P. Brennan, MD, MMSc. “This award is really a reflection of the caring and dedicated clinicians and staff at the McLean OCD Institute. As a member of this fantastic team, I am better able to provide the highest quality care to my patients.”

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