Blaise Aguirre, MD
The Michael Hollander, PhD, Endowed Director, 3East Continuum
- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Blaise Aguirre, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a trainer in, and specializes in, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments such as mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. He is the founding medical director of 3East continuum of care, an array of programs for teens that uses DBT to target self-endangering behaviors as well as the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. Dr. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital since 2000 and is nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He lectures regularly throughout the world.
Dr. Aguirre is the author or co-author of many books including Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder, Coping with BPD, and Fighting Back.
Listen to Dr. Aguirre talk about teens and suicide on McLean’s podcast Mindful Things.
Education & Training
- 1989 MD, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
- 1991-1994 Residency in Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
- 1994-1996 Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Fellowship, Boston Medical Center
- 1993 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 1996 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology