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Erica L. Greenberg, MD

  • Director, Pediatric Psychiatry OCD and Tic Disorders Program
  • Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital


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Dr. Greenberg specializes in OCD and related disorders as well as tic disorders.



Clinical Interests
  • Obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders
  • Tic disorders
  • Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trichotillomania
  • Children, adolescents, young adults
Medical Education
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
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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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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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Erica Greenberg, M.D. is the Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry OCD and Tic Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate studies and received her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Greenberg completed her general psychiatry residency at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry where she served as the administrative chief resident, and she completed her child and adolescent fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean where she also served as a chief resident. Dr. Greenberg’s primary interests are in Tourette syndrome and related disorders including OCD, ADHD and body-focused repetitive disorders (hair pulling, skin picking). She is a Dupont Warren Fellow and is conducting a clinical trial on tailoring CBIT (comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics) to youth with both tic disorders and ADHD.


Research & Publications

Research Summary

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As the director of the Pediatric Psychiatry OCD and Tic Disorders Program, Dr. Greenberg specializes in working with individuals with tic disorder (including Tourette syndrome "TS") and co-occuring disorders, including OCD, ADHD and body-focused repetitive behavior disorders (BFRBs).  Dr. Greenberg is currently the principal investigator (PI) of a behavioral treatment study evaluating whether a modified treatment may help improve tic, ADHD and quality of life symptoms in children/adolescents with tic disorders and co-occuring ADHD.  Additionally she focuses on the phenomenological association between tic disorders, OCD and BFRBs (specifically trichotillomania and skin-picking disorder), and collaborates with the Tourette Syndrome Assocation International Consortium for Genetics (TSAICG) regarding better elucidating the genetic underpinnings of TS and related disorders.

  1. Greenberg E, Grant JE, Curley E, Lochner C, Woods DW, Tung E, Stein DJ, Redden SA, Scharf, JM, Keuthen N. Predictors of comorbid eating disorders and association with other obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders in trichotillomania. Compr Psychiatry. 2017 Oct;78:1-8.
  2. Greenberg E, Osiecki L, Tung E, Gauvin CA, Essa A, Illmann C, Sandor P, Dion Y, Lyon GL, King R, Darrow SM, Hirschtritt ME, Budman CL, Grados M, Lee P, Pauls DL, Keuthen N, Mathews CA, Scharf JM on behalf of the Tourette Syndrome Association International Consortium for Genetics. Prevalence and predictors of trichotillomania and excoriation disorder in Tourette syndrome. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 2. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-1074-z.
  3. Yu D, Sul JH, Tsetsos F, Nawaz MS, Huang AY, Zelaya I, Illmann C, Osiecki L, Darrow SM, Mirschtritt ME, Greenberg E, et al. Interrogating the genetic determinants of TS and other tic disorders through genome-wide association studies. 2018. Accepted by American Journal of Psychiatry.
  4. Greenberg EL, Rubin DH. Tics and Tourette’s Disorder. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, Rubin DH, Eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update and Board Preparation, 4th Edition. MGH Psychiatry Academy, 2018. p77-81.
  5. Greenberg EL and Geller DA. Phenomenology and Standard Care of OCD in Children and Adolescents. In Ollendick T, Muris P and Farrell L Eds. “Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD:  Improving Access & Outcomes.” Cambridge University Press, 2019.


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
185 Cambridge Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-2780
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