Eugene V. Beresin, MA, MD

Eugene V. Beresin, MA, MD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Professor of Psychiatry


Eugene V. Beresin, MD, is executive director of the MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds that provides public mental health education on children, adolescents, and families, director of the Elizabeth Thatcher Acampora Endowment, an outreach program to meet the mental health needs of underserved youth and families, and director of the Harvard Medical School course Developing Physician, a two-year curriculum focusing on reflective practice, ethics, professionalism, and the patient-doctor relationship. A leader for many national organizations, he has won numerous local and national teaching awards.

Dr. Beresin is deputy editor and media editor for Academic Psychiatry, and has published papers and chapters in a wide variety of topics. He has consulted to various television shows and co-produced a parenting resource website for He was script consultant, expert, and actor in PBS’ Brains on Trial in 2013, and blogs regularly for the Clay Center, the Huffington Post, and Psychology Today.


Education & Training

  • 1971 BA in Music, Princeton University
  • 1974 MA in Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1977 MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1977-1978 Internship in Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • 1978-1980 Residency in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1980-1982 Residency in Child Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Judge Baker Guidance Center
  • 1981-1982 Chief Resident, Psychosomatic Inpatient Unit, Children’s Hospital
  • 1978-1982 Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 1978 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1979 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1984 General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1989 Child Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Phone: 617.726.8471
Office Address: Department of Psychiatry, MGH, 1 Bowdoin Square, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02114