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Zeina N. El-Chemali, MD, MPH

Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinics and Training, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • Phone: 617-724-5600
Department of Neurology
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
Neuropsychiatry (Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheum/ID)
Early onset dementia
Geriatric medicine
Multi-disciplinary teaching for clinical neurosciences
Patient and family centered care
Palliative care in neuropsychiatric diseases
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, Lebanese University
Residency, Harvard Longwood Neurology Program
Residency, Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Patient Gateway
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Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

ResearchResearch Interests:

1. Global Delivery of Neuropsychiatry Services
2. Systems Issues in Aging
3. Systems Issues in Early Onset Dementia
4. Needs Assessment/Cost-Effective Care in low mid-level income countries
5. Gender equity in Medical Care
6. Neuropsychiatry Education
7. Peace in Medicine


View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. Bazzi L, Borba C, Carney J, Chemali Z. Capacity Building in Alzheimer's disease: Lessons learned from a pilot study in 6 distinct areas in Lebanon. Science Domain- Journal Scientific Research and Reports. 2014; 3(1):185-203.
  2. Chemali ZN, Borba CP, Henderson TE, Tesfaye M. Making strides in women's mental health care delivery in rural Ethiopia: demographics of a female outpatient psychiatric cohort at Jimma University Specialized Hospital (2006-2008). Int J Womens Health. 2013; 5:413-9.
  3. Fremonta Meyer and Zeina Chemali. On education: Teaching the Neurology-Psychiatry interface using a flexible quadrant model US. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 2013; Epub 1-3.
  4. Collier S, Henderson T, Tesfaye M, Abafita J, Tarbi E, Pietras A, Chemali Z. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. Microfinance and Women's Health: An Evaluation of Women's Health Behaviors in Jimma, Ethiopia. 2012.
  5. Chemali Z, Schamber S, Tarbi E, Acar D, Avila-Urizar M. Diagnosing early onset dementia and then what? A frustrating system of aftercare resources. Int J Gen Med. 2012; 5:81-6.
  6. La Salvia E, Chemali Z. A perspective on psychosis in late life and deficits in social cognition. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2011 Jul-Aug; 19(4):190-7.
  7. Searl MM, Borgi L, Chemali Z. It is time to talk about people: a human-centered healthcare system. Health Res Policy Syst. 2010; 8:35.
  8. Chahine LM, Chemali ZN. Update on mental health care in Lebanon. East Mediterr Health J. 2010 Jul; 16(7):807.
  9. Chahine LM, Acar D, Chemali Z. The elderly safety imperative and antipsychotic usage. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2010 Jun; 18(3):158-72.

Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-724-5600