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Robert (Robert) J. Waldinger, MD

617-643-4339

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Overview

Departments

Psychiatry

Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, McLean Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
Locations
  • 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
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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Biography

Dr. Robert Waldinger is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. The Study has studied the lives of 2 groups of men for over 75 years. Dr. Waldinger is now beginning a study of the more than 2000 children of these men to examine how childhood experience affects midlife health and wellbeing.  For more information about this research, please watch Dr. Waldinger's TED talk about this remarkable study of lives: https://www.robertwaldinger.com 

Dr. Waldinger received his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous scientific papers as well as two books: Psychiatry for Medical Students (American Psychiatric Press, 1984, 1991, 1997), and Effective Psychotherapy with Borderline Patients: Case Studies (Macmillan, 1987). He is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, he teaches Harvard medical students and psychiatry residents, and he is on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is also a Zen priest.

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Contact

Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone 1: 617-643-4339
Phone 2: 617-643-7401
Fax: 617-726-7541

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