James M. Wilkins, MD, DPhil

James M. Wilkins, MD, DPhil

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Biography

James M. Wilkins, MD, DPhil, is a geriatric psychiatrist and medical director of the Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Program at McLean Hospital. Dr. Wilkins’ clinical interests include care of people with dementia and their families. His academic interests lie at the interface of geriatric psychiatry and bioethics with a focus on the ethical aspects of decision-making, particularly surrogate decision-making for people with dementia.

Expertise

Education & Training

  • 2004 AB, Bowdoin College
  • 2008 DPhil, University of Oxford
  • 2012 MD, Harvard Medical School
  • 2012-2016 Residency, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
  • 2015-2016 Chief Resident in Geriatric Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
  • 2015-2016 Bioethics Fellowship, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
  • 2016-2017 Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, Partners HealthCare, Harvard Medical School
  • 2017-2019 Dupont-Warren Research Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • 2019-2022 Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Alzheimer’s Association
  • 2015 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2016 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 2018 Geriatric Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Contact

Email
617.855.3982
Belmont campus - South Belknap, Room 318