Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Psychopharmacology (pediatric)
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Spencer is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Assistant Chief of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before joining Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr Spencer was the Head of the Clinical Team, Child and Adolescent Division, of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. His research and clinical interests have focused on the effectiveness and safety of standard and novel pharmacologic treatments of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) throughout the life-cycle.

Dr. Spencer has been a co-investigator in Dr. Biederman's longitudinal and family-genetic studies of ADHD. In addition, Dr. Spencer is the Principal Investigator in an NIMH funded project that examines the translation of improvement in ADHD symptoms into increased functional capacities and quality of life in adults with ADHD. Dr. Spencer has published over 90 scientific articles and over 30 book chapters and is on the Editorial Board of a number of Journals.

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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-5600617-726-2725
Fax: 617-724-3742

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