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Charles A. Henry, MD

Charles Henry, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Phone: 781-860-1700
Department of Psychiatry


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Lurie Center for Autism
Clinical Interests
Autism spectrum disorders
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
Medical Education
MD, Northwestern University Medical School
Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Children's Hospital Boston
Residency, North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Residency, Shriner's Burn Institute
Fellowship, Cambridge Health Alliance
Board Certifications
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Henry is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of patients with developmental disorders.  After completing his training in 2001 at the Cambridge Hospital Child Fellowship Program, he joined the faculty at MGH and HMS. He has been a psychiatrist at the Lurie Center since completing his fellowship.

Over the last ten years, Dr. Henry conducted research and provided clinical care for children with autism.  He is frequently consulted on the psychopharmacologic treatment of these patients and has participated nationally in the development of evidence-based guidelines for the management of symptoms associated with autism.  At the Lurie Center, Dr. Henry provides regular supervision for neurologists and pediatricians on the psychiatric care of patients with autism and other developmental disorders.  He frequently gives talks to lay and professional audiences on autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Henry is involved in the teaching of medical students and residents of various specialties at the Lurie Center as they rotate through the clinic on an elective basis Dr. Henry also provides services at the MGH Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic where he supervises residents emphasizing both psychopharmacologic and psychodynamic perspectives with a particular emphasis on the understanding of parental limit setting failures in children with disruptive behavior disorders.


In addition to providing clinical care, administrative oversight, and teaching, Dr. Henry has conducted clinical research on the psychopharmacology of autism.  He has received funding from the Casa Colina Foundation that has supported investigations on the effectiveness of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in autistic children.  He has also participated in multicenter clinical trials investigating the effects of aripiprazole on irritability in these patients.  During his child fellowship, Dr. Henry was granted a Livingston Award through HMS to examine self-awareness and neurocognitive measures in schizophrenic patients being treated with olanzapine.  Research funding has resulted in multiple first-author publications and abstract presentations.

Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114

Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766

Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114

Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766


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