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Sylvia P. Fogel, MD

  • Assistant in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Instructor, Harvard Medical School


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group and Couples Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Mother/infant relationship
  • Integrative medicine
  • Functional medicine
Medical Education
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
Foreign Languages
  • Slovak
  • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
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 - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • 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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Sylvia Fogel M.D. received a B.S. in human development and family studies from Cornell University in 1994.  She received an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1999 and then completed a residency in psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute in 2003.  Dr. Fogel subsequently went on to study clinical psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and received a certificate in psychoanalytic medicine in 2010.  

Until 2017, Dr. Fogel was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, where she was engaged with both teaching and supervision of residents and fellows and also taught psychoanalytic candidates. Until moving to Massachusetts in 2015, Dr. Fogel also had a private practice in New York City, where she specialized in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and perinatal psychiatry.  Over the years, Dr. Fogel has had increasing opportunity to work with the parents of special needs children and has robust experience with issues unique to this community. Dr. Fogel has a strong interest in integrative and complementary therapies to support health and wellness and practices using functional medicine principles.

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Survey of psychiatric treatment among psychiatric residents in Manhattan: evidence of stigma.  Fogel SP, Sneed JR, Roose SP.  J Clin Psychiatry. 2006 Oct;67(10):1591-8.  PMID:  17107252

Published under maiden name:  Sylvia Emmerich

Rostral and orbital prefrontal cortex dysfunction in the manic state of bipolar disorder.  Blumberg HP, Stern E, Ricketts S, Martinez D, de Asis J, White T, Epstein J, Isenberg N, McBride PA, Kemperman I, Emmerich S, Dhawan V, Eidelberg D, Kocsis JH, Silbersweig DA.  Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Dec;156(12):1986-8.  PMID:  10588416

Linguistic threat activates the human amygdala.  Isenberg N, Silbersweig D, Engelien A, Emmerich S, Malavade K, Beattie B, Leon AC, Stern E.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Aug 31;96(18):10456-9.  PMID:  10468630




Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114
Phone: 781-860-1700

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