Mclean Hospital

McLean Hospital Clinicians Named as Top Docs in Boston

March 5, 2019

McLean Hospital is excited to announce that a number of its clinicians have been named to Boston Magazine’s annual “top docs” list for 2019. This list, which is published annually, includes more than 1,500 doctors from over 60 specialties. Below are the seven McLean clinicians who were included in the magazine’s Top Docs 2019 list.

Brian P. Brennan, MD, MMSc

Brian P. Brennan, MD, MMSc, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the medical director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital. He is also the associate director of translational neuroscience research in the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at McLean Hospital and has published extensively on the use of neuroimaging to investigate neurochemical and neurobiological abnormalities underlying mental health disorders such as OCD and depression.

Esther J. Dechant, MD

Esther J. Dechant, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry, with subspecialty certification in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dechant is experienced in child, adolescent, and adult medication evaluation and management and psychotherapy. Dechant currently serves as the medical director for the Klarman Eating Disorders Center and holds an appointment as an assistant professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Behavioral Health in the Center for Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. Forester is an expert in geriatric psychiatry, specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has previously served on boards of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire.

McLean clinicians talk with patient
McLean is proud that clinicians like Alexander Vuckovic, MD, second from right, have been named to Boston Magazine’s Top Docs 2019 list

Margaret S. McKenna, MD

Margaret S. McKenna, MD, has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 40 years. She is board certified in neurology and psychiatry. She is affiliated with McLean Hospital and has a private practice in Concord, Massachusetts.

Bruce H. Price, MD

Appointed chief of the Department of Neurology at McLean Hospital in 1994, Bruce H. Price, MD, is the author of over 100 original articles, critical reviews, commentaries, and text book chapters. Price has been the recipient of numerous federal, pharmaceutical, and foundation grants. He is an internationally recognized leader in the integration of neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuropsychology.

Alexander Vuckovic, MD

Since 1999, Alexander Vuckovic, MD, has been medical director of The Pavilion, where he has overseen the care of more than 1,500 patients. He has also seen thousands more patients in his outpatient practice. He has spent his entire 30-year post-residency career immersed in the diagnosis, clinical care, and management of major psychiatric conditions, including 15 years treating the most difficult care referrals as a psychiatrist in charge at McLean Hospital’s Psychotic Disorders Program.

Roger D. Weiss, MD

Roger D. Weiss, MD, is chief of McLean’s Division of Substance Use Disorders and has focused his career on treatment and clinical research with substance-dependent patients. He has received numerous NIH grants, including for developing integrated group therapy, an evidence-based treatment for co-occurring bipolar and substance use disorders, and leading a multi-site treatment study of prescription opioid dependence. He has authored over 300 publications, including several books, and was vice chair of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines for Patients with Substance Use Disorders.

Visit the Boston Magazine website to see the complete Top Docs 2019 list.