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Maurizio Fava, MD

Director, Clinical Research Program (CRP)

Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Executive Director, Clinical Trials Network & Institute (CTNI)

  • Phone: 617-724-2513
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
Depressive disorders
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Padua - Italy
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, University of Padua - Italy
Board Certifications
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Foreign Languages
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Dr. Fava obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and completed residency training in endocrinology there. He completed residency training in psychiatry at Mass. General Hospital (MGH). He founded and was Director of the MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) from 1990 until 2014. Under Dr. Fava's direction, the DCRP became one of the most highly regarded depression programs in the country, conducting research in pharmacotherapy of resistant depression, neuroimaging, genetics, neurophysiology, neuroendocrinology, novel pharmacotherapies, alternative medicine, and psychotherapy. Dr. Fava successfully obtained funding for his program, as principal or co-principal investigator, from the NIH and industry for a total of more than $60,000,000 in the past 23 years. Since 2007, he has been Director of the MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute, an academic CRO specialized in multicenter trials and in the use of innovative research methodologies. In 2014, Dr. Fava was selected as Director of MGH's Clinical Research Program (CRP).

Dr. Fava authored or co-authored more than 600 original articles in medical journals with international circulation. He has also edited eight books, and published more than 50 chapters and 500 abstracts. Dr. Fava is a well-known speaker, having given more than 350 presentations at national and international meetings. He is currently Director, MGH's CRP, Executive Vice Chair for the MGH Dept. of Psychiatry, Executive Director, CTNI, and Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fava is Editor-in-Chief of MGH's
Mind, Mood & Memory
newsletter. Click on the link for more information and a free trial issue.

In General awards and honors

MGH Hotline 06.26.09 In General awards and honors

Mentoring excellence

Maurizio Fava, MD, executive vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry, was honored with the 2012 John T. Potts Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award.

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Psychiatry Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-2513
Fax: 617-726-2688

Psychiatry Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-2513
Fax: 617-726-2688

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