In Memoriam: George Gardos, MD

October 24, 2019

George Gardos, MD, passed away last month due to heart complications and lung cancer.

Born in Hungary, Dr. Gardos came to Boston after getting his medical degree in London and working as an assistant to a neurosurgeon in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). After coming to Boston, he earned a graduate degree in experimental psychology at Tufts University and then completed his residency in psychiatry at Boston State Hospital.

Dr. George Gardos

Dr. Gardos continued his career at McLean Hospital, May Behavioral Health, Inc., and in private practice. He was also appointed as an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 1994. He retired in June 2019.

Dr. Gardos worked at McLean for more than 25 years. He was an associate attending psychiatrist from 1991 to 2000 and a consulting psychiatrist from 2000 until his retirement. He conducted consultations with inpatients and outpatients. His particular expertise was in the assessment and management of side effects associated with neuroleptic drugs, particularly tardive dyskinesia.

Dr. George Gardos is survived by his wife, daughters and sons-in-law, son and daughter-in-law, and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to McLean Hospital at Enter “Dr. George Gardos” in the tribute information section.

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