Joan Wheelis, MD
- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time
Joan Wheelis MD, is a senior consultant at the Gunderson Residence and the Gunderson Outpatient Program. An assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School and on the faculty of the combined MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, she is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and a dialectical behavior therapy trainer for Behavioral Tech.
Dr. Wheelis is the recipient of the Phil Isenberg Teaching award, Mel Kayce Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy, MGH/McLean Hospital Residents Psychotherapy Teaching Award, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Her current interests include the outpatient treatment of borderline personality, the nature of psychotherapeutic change, and forensic consultation regarding suicide.
Education & Training
- 1977 BA, Harvard College
- 1980 MS in Health and Medical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
- 1985 MD, Boston University School of Medicine
- 1985-1986 Rotating Medical Internship, Mt Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital
- 1986-1989 Residency in Adult Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
- 1987 Massachusetts Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 1991 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology