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Daniel Albert (Dan) Geller, MD

Director, Pediatric OCD and Tic Disorder Program

Dr. Daniel Geller is a Developmental Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist with a focus on anxiety and tic disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He is a psychopharmacologist active in research into causes and treatment of pediatric OCD and tics.

  • Phone: 617-724-5600
Departments
Department of Psychiatry

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Clinical Interests
Tic disorders
Psychopharmacology
PANDAS
Genetics
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Adelaide
Residency, Child Development Centre
Residency, Flinders Medical Centre
Residency, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Residency, Royal Children's & Women's Hospital
Residency, Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certifications
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Daniel Geller founded the Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Program in 1992. At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), he has collected and characterized a large sample of children and adolescents with OCD and Tic disorders. Among his research efforts is collaborative work with other leading universities and the National Institute of Mental Health for the study of genetics of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Geller is a founding member of the International OCD Genetics Consortium, collaborating with senior scientists from many countries, with the goal of identifying genes responsible for OCD and delineating mechanisms by which genetic vulnerabilities are translated into clinical symptoms.

Dr. Geller is the recipient of several honors and awards in medicine and developmental pediatrics, notably from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation and Tourette's Syndrome Association. He is a member of the Society of Development Pediatrics and several expert panels, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. He completed his training as a general and developmental pediatrician in Australia and then trained as resident and chief resident in general and child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and Stanford medical schools.

Dr. Geller is triple-boarded in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. In 1992, he was recruited to McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals where the Pediatric OCD Program was established. Since 2003 he has worked at MGH full time in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program and the Psychiatric Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit.

ResearchDr Geller has explored phenotypic expression, treatment response, outcome and etiological causes of early-onset OCD.

Publications

  1. Geller D, Biederman J, Faraone S, Cradock K, Hagermoser L, Zaman N, Frazier J, Coffey B, Spencer T. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Fact or Artifact? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2002; 41(1): 52-58.
  2. Geller DA, Biederman J, Stewart SE, Mullin B, Martin A, Spencer T, Faraone SV. Which SRI? A Meta-analysis of Pharmacotherapy Trials in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 2003; 160(11): 1919-28.
  3. Geller D, Petty C, Vivas F, Johnson J, Pauls D, and Biederman J. Further evidence for co-segregation between pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: a familial risk analysis. Biol Psychiatry 2007; 61(12): 1388-394.

Daniel Geller honored with endowed chair in psychiatry

Daniel Geller, MD, director of the MGH Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tic Disorder Program, was honored as the first incumbent of the Michele and David Mittelman Family Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Field of OCD and Related Disorders.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-5600
Phone 2: 617-726-2727
Fax: 617-726-5567

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Unit
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-2790

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-5600
Phone 2: 617-726-2727
Fax: 617-726-5567

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Unit
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-2790

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