Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP, has been named associate chief of the Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at McLean Hospital.
Dickstein, who was recruited to McLean in 2020, will continue to serve as the division’s director of research and direct McLean’s PediMIND (pediatric mood, imaging, and neurodevelopment) Program.
The Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry cares for children ages 3 to 19 years who live with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, bipolar disorder, addiction, personality disorders, and other psychiatric disorders.
Two fully accredited schools provide educational opportunities for children needing specialized academic programming. The division also reaches into the community to support children and adolescents in every possible setting, including public and private schools and pediatrician’s offices.
“We were so delighted to recruit Dan a year ago to catapult our research efforts forward in pediatric behavioral health. And now, we are even more excited about his promotion to associate division chief, which will give him the platform to more fully integrate our clinical care, scientific discovery, and education of trainees—all to improve the lives of youth with mental health challenges,” said Joseph Gold, MD, McLean’s chief medical officer and chief of the Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
“This has long been an essential next step for our division, and even more so now amidst the behavioral health surge of the COVID-19 pandemic and simultaneously as we prepare for the new child campus here.”
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