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Andrew Alan Nierenberg, MD

  • Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
  • Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
  • Director, Clinical Research Support Office, Clinical Research Program


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Clinical Interests
  • Depression
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Treatment-resistant depression
Medical Education
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency, Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • 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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Nierenberg has over 25 years of experience in conducting clinical trials in mood disorders. He is the Director of the NIMH Bipolar Trials Network and PI of its associated Lithium Moderate Dose Use Study (LiTMUS). He was on the management teams of the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) and the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D), which combined included over 8,000 participants and cost over $60 million. Dr. Nierenberg leads as the Principal Investigator on both industry and government funded projects, as well as collaborates with investigators on a national and international level. His major research interests include pharmacologic treatment and course of treatment resistant depression; bipolar depression; phenomenology, longitudinal course, and treatment of mood disorders; and the management of antidepressant-associated adverse events.

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50 Staniford Street
Boston MA, 02114-2517
Phone: 617-724-0837
Fax: 617-726-6768

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