Mclean Hospital
Jacob C. Holzer, MD

Jacob C. Holzer, MD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Instructor in Psychiatry, Part-Time


Following service in the U.S. Air Force, Jacob C. Holzer, MD, completed medical school and a medicine internship at Tufts University, psychiatry residency at Yale University, and fellowships in clinical neuroscience research at Yale and neuropsychiatry/behavioral neurology at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard University. Since completing his training, he has provided direct clinical care in neuropsychiatry, psychopharmacology, and geriatric psychiatry, in addition to consultation in forensic psychiatry and legal medicine. He is ABPN board certified in general and forensic psychiatry, and received Massachusetts DMH forensic certification.

Dr. Holzer has consulted in public and private sectors with attorneys, courts, businesses, and government agencies. His professional and academic focus has involved several areas of forensic psychiatry and risk management, including consultation in forensic mental health aspects of defense and national security. He recently edited a textbook in forensic psychiatry.


Older AdultsForensic Psychiatry


PubMed search for Dr. Holzer


Holzer JC, Kohn R, Ellison JR, Recupero PR (eds). Geriatric forensic psychiatry: principles and practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Education & Training:

  • 1981, BA, Boston University
  • 1986 MD, Tufts School of Medicine
  • 1986-1987 Internship in Transitional Internal Medicine, Shattuck Hospital and Tufts New England Medical Center
  • 1987-1990 Psychiatry Residency, Yale University
  • 1990-1991 Fellowship in Psychopharmacology Research, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Yale University
  • 1991-1993 Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology, Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard University
Board Certifications:
  • 1994 General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1999 Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology




Office Address:

Belmont campus - South Belknap, Room 320

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