Joseph Gold, MD

Joseph Gold, MD

  • Chief Medical Officer

  • Edward Peabody Lawrence Endowed Chair in Psychiatry

  • Chief, Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director of Community Child Psychiatry Services, Psychiatry and Mental Health
  • Medical Co-Director, Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP)


Dr. Gold oversees all of the hospital’s clinical programs across multiple sites, age groups and levels of care. Dr. Gold serves as the physician leader of McLean’s Schwartz Center Rounds to promote compassionate care giving and support to caregivers. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the MGH-McLean Child Psychiatry Residency Training Committee.

In addition, Dr. Gold helped to design and serves as statewide associate medical director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP). This innovative consultation support for primary care pediatricians covers over 1,400,000 youths in the Commonwealth.


Education & Training

  • 1973 BA, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • 1976 MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • 1976-1977 Internal Medicine, New York University-Manhattan VA
  • 1977-1979 Psychiatry, University of Washington
  • 1979-1981 Child Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
  • 1979-1981 Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard University
  • 1979 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1982 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1988 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Belmont campus - Administration, Room 217