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McLean psychiatrist Sharon Weinstein, MD, was recently awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NECCAP), at NECCAP’s 50th Anniversary Gala in Lexington. In May, Weinstein was also awarded the distinction of Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the APA’s annual meeting in San Francisco—the highest honor the psychiatric profession bestows.
Weinstein is President of the NECCAP, Distinguished Fellow of the AACAP, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Clinical Associate in Psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Program at McLean Hospital. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow of Mass Psychiatric Society, Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a member of NECCAP and Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Weinstein is recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for her clinical excellence, teaching and educational leadership, and advocacy efforts, particularly in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
Weinstein has published and given hundreds of presentations on her extensive interests in child and adolescent psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include ADHD, learning disabilities, affective disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, spectrum disorders, and issues in contemporary families.
A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Weinstein graduated summa cum laude in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard University and attended medical school at Yale University School of Medicine. After completing her residency training at McLean, Weinstein went on to serve as Psychiatrist in Charge of the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit.
At McLean and Harvard Medical School, Weinstein has taught, supervised and lectured to thousands of medical students, residents, and other trainees. Since becoming Director of Continuing Medical Education of the NECCAP in 1990, Weinstein has organized 200 scientific programs, for which she and the Council have been recognized nationally. Among Weinstein’s most notable achievements were her leadership roles as Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the AACAP Annual Meeting held in Boston in 2007, and her Chairmanship of the AACAP Annual Board Review Course in Boston. AACAP recognized her for “Extraordinary Leadership and Exemplary Commitment to the Meeting and the Academy.”
AACAP has recognized Weinstein for her “Outstanding Commitment to Advocate for Children,” as reflected in the New England Council’s many programs and award-winning newsletters, through the Catcher in the Rye Advocacy Award—presented twice. AACAP also awarded Weinstein and NECCAP the Presidential Award for Community Involvement to Prevent Violence Against Children and Families.
Weinstein, a resident of Lincoln, Massachusetts, practices child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry in Lexington, Massachusetts.