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Maurizio (Maurizio) Fava, MD

Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Executive Director, MGH Clinical Trials Network & Institute (CTNI)

Director, Depression Clinical & Research Program (DCRP)

  • 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
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Fava obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and completed residency training in endocrinology there. He completed a residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), he has been Director of the MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) since 1990. Under Dr. Fava's direction, it has become one of the most highly regarded depression programs in the country, conducting research projects in a variety of areas, including pharmacotherapy of resistant depression, neuroimaging, genetics, neurophysiology, neuroendocrinology, novel pharmacotherapies, alternative medicine, and psychotherapy. Dr. Fava has successfully obtained funding for his program, as principal or co-principal investigator, from the National Institute of Health and industry for a total of more than $50,000,000 in the past 18 years.

Dr. Fava has authored or co-authored more than 500 original articles published in medical journals with international circulation. He has also edited eight books, and published more than 50 chapters and 500 abstracts. Dr. Fava is also a well-known national and international speaker, having given more than 200 presentations at national and international meetings. He is currently Executive Vice Chair for the MGH Department of Psychiatry, Executive Director, MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute, Director, MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) and Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fava is Editor-in-Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital's
Mind, Mood & Memory
newsletter. Please 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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