Duncan C. MacCourt, JD, MD

Duncan C. MacCourt, JD, MD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Duncan C. MacCourt, JD, MD, is the associate medical director of the McLean SouthEast Adult Psychiatric Programs and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as the attending psychiatrist for the McLean SouthEast’s adult partial hospital program. He is fellowship trained in cancer psychiatry, and publishes in the fields of medicine, psychiatry and the law. He teaches in the Harvard South Shore residency program and at Harvard Law School where he is a lecturer.

Current research interests include the impact of cognitive psychology and neuroscience on malpractice law, developmental themes in law, medicine, and literature, and the uses of language in law and medicine. Past research has included patient safety, tort reform, and emerging technologies in medicine.


Education & Training

  • 1989 AB, Harvard College
  • 1994 JD, Harvard Law School
  • 2001 MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 2001-2005 Adult Psychiatry Residency, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School
  • 2004 Rappeport Fellowship, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • 2005-2006 Psychosomatic Medicine/Psychosocial Oncology Fellowship, Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • 2005-2006 Fellowship, American Psychoanalytic Association
Board Certifications:
  • 2005 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2006, 2016 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 2008, 2019 Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Phone: 774.419.1046
Office Address: McLean SouthEast - 23 Isaac Street, Middleborough, MA