Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD

Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Director, Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and serves as the clinical director for McLean Hospital’s Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. Dr. Connery’s expertise includes treatment of opioid use disorders and integrated treatments for co-occurring substance use disorders and other mental illnesses. Her current research efforts are directed toward public health prevention strategies for addressing self-injury mortality, and patient-focused investigation regarding suicidal motivations contributing to drug overdose.

Dr. Connery is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has served within the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry as New England area director, co-chair of the policy committee, and as a national mentor within the national mentoring program through Providers Clinical Support System. In these roles, she actively advocates for more effective responses to the drug overdose and suicide epidemics, and also nationally mentors clinicians in evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders.


Book cover The Complete Family Guide to AddictionThe Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself
by Thomas F. Harrison and Hilary S. Connery
(Guildford Press, 2019)

Integrated Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Substance AbuseIntegrated Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse
by Roger D. Weiss, MD, and Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD
(Guilford Press, 2011)

Education & Training

  • 1988 BA in Neurobiology, Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences
  • 1996 MD, PhD in Neuroscience, Curriculum in Neurobiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • 1996-2000 Adult Psychiatry Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
  • 1999-2000 Clinical Fellow, Personality Disorders Institute, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • 1998 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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