BiographyDr. Gagan Joshi is the Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Program in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Program and Medical Director of the Bressler Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Joshi trained in General Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently completed his Fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the combined program of Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He received training in cognitive-behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute & Society.
Dr. Joshi has been the recipient of the prestigious Ethel Dupont Warren Fellowship Award through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the recipient of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmalogicum Congress Young Investigators Award and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award. Dr. Joshi is the current Norma Fine Fellowship recipient.
Dr. Joshi's clinical and research interest is in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with particular focus on the often-neglected comorbid conditions associated with ASD. In addition to coordinating the Bressler clinic and providing clinical care to individuals with ASD, Dr. Joshi is facilitating the expansion of research in autism and related comorbidities in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical and Research Program at MGH. He has developed specific research projects examining the clinical, genetic, and neural underpinnings and treatment of high functioning ASD and associated psychiatric conditions.
Joshi et al The heavy burden of psychiatriccomorbidity in youth with autism spectrum disorders: A large comparative studyof a psychiatrically referred population. J Autism Dev Disord. 2010
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