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Fava, Maurizio, MD

  • Director, Division of Clinical Research of the MGH Research Institute, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Executive Director, Clinical Trials Network & Institute (CTNI)
  • Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research, Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


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Clinical Interests
  • Depressive disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Padua - Italy
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, University of Padua - Italy
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
Foreign Languages
  • Italian
  • 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
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • 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

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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.

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Psychiatry Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-2513
Fax: 617-726-2688

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