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Keary, Christopher J., MD

  • Behavioral Director, Angelman Syndrome Behavioral Clinic
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Assistant Program Director, Multidisciplinary Clinic for Children, Adolescents & Adults w/ Autism Spectrum Disorder


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Christopher Keary, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist on staff at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Lurie Center for Autism also includes preclinical and translational research, policy and advocacy efforts and educational training programs.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Autism and pervasive development disorder (PDD)
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Adult psychiatry
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Williams syndrome
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult


Dr. Keary is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a specific interest in the care for individuals with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Williams Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome. His educational work and research focus is on improving the understanding of developmental disorders and their quality of care. 

Dr. Keary works full time caring for patients with autism and other developmental disabilities across the age range and severity of impairment. He is the Behavioral Director of the MGH Angelman Syndrome Clinic and the psychiatric consultant for various specialty clinics at MGH providing care for patients with chromosomal disorders. He has expertise in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in and behavioral complications of pervasive developmental disorders. 

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Keary teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in programs associated with Harvard Medical School to understand and provide excellent care for individuals with developmental disorders. His educational responsibilities also include lectures directed to patients, families and treaters regarding mental health care for persons with disabilities. He’s been involved in committee activities developing guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of mental illness in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Research goals include investigations that impact the quality of care for children, teens and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. 


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114
Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766

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