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Scott R. Beach, MD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Scott R. Beach, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and program director of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Since 2016, he has been the director of the Infectious Disease Consultation Service at MGH, providing psychiatric care in the co-located HIV clinic. Areas of clinical expertise include QT prolongation with psychiatric medications, catatonia and related syndromes, and patients who deceive providers.

From a research standpoint, Dr. Beach focuses on collaborative care models in patients with heart disease, positive emotions and their predictive value following acute coronary syndromes, and QT prolongation with antidepressants. He is also principal investigator of a pilot study investigating neuroimaging and gene expression in patients with catatonia. He has been a co-investigator on grants from the NIH and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Beach is the author of over 20 book chapters and 30 peer-reviewed articles.

Education & Training

  • 2002 BA in English Literature, Biochemistry, University of Virginia
  • 2006 MD University of Virginia
  • 2006-2010 Psychiatry Residency, University of Virginia
  • 2010-2011 Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2010 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2011 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 2013 Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Phone: 617.855.2831
Office Address: Belmont campus - de Marneffe Building, Room 212