About Gregory Fricchione, MD

Gregory Fricchione MD has been on faculty at Harvard Medical School (HMS) since 1993. Since July 2002 he has been Associate Chief of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Fricchione received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine in 1978. He is board certified in psychiatry and has added qualifications in psychosomatic medicine and geriatric psychiatry. He has taught in the medical schools at New York University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and at Emory University as well as at Harvard Medical School where he is Professor of Psychiatry.

Dr Fricchione is Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine at MGH and of the MGH Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program and of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Behavioral Mental Health Service and supervises a large staff of attending and trainee psychiatrists taking care of the psychiatric problems of medically and surgically ill patients. He is also Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH where clinical, animal and neuroimaging research into the effects of stress and resiliency take place.

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Mass General Psychiatry
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-5600

Mass General Psychiatry: Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
125 Nashua Street
Suite 324
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-6090

Medical Education

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Bellevue/New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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As Director of the Benson Henry Institute, Dr. Fricchione is involved in clinical, neuroimaging and basic research on the biological mechanisms underlying diseases that connect mind and body. He is also engaged in research focused on the catatonic syndrome.


  • Alam HB, Fricchione GL, Guimares ASR, Zukerberg LR. Case 31-2009 : A 26-year-old man with abdominal distention and shock. New Engl J Med 2009; 361: 1487-1496.

    Fricchione GL, Nejad SH, Esses JA, Cummings TJ, Cassem NH, Murray GB. Postoperative delirium. Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165: 803-812.

    Huffman JH, Smith FA, Taylor A, Januzzi JL, Fricchione GL. Pre-existing major depression predicts in-hospital cardiac complications after acute myocardial infarction. Psychosomatics 2008; 49: 309-316.

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