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John (John) J. Worthington, MD

  • Staff Psychiatrist, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


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Clinical Interests
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Trauma and critical care
  • Treatment of alcohol, illicit drug use / abuse / dependence
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Grief and bereavement
Medical Education
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • 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
  • 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
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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I am a psychiatrist seeing adult outpatients. I spend half of my time seeing patients in clinical research trials and half of my time seeing patients in our clinic.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Worthington's areas of clinical research interests include the effects of alcohol and substance use on mood and anxiety disorders, acute and long-term treatment of patients with panic disorder and depression, development of novel pharmacologic agents for mood and anxiety disorders, and uses of combined cognitive-behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for treatment-refractory patients. Currently, Dr. Worthington is an investigator on several National Institutes of Mental Health studies. Amongst them is one involving the course of treatment-refractory social phobia and another one involves treatment strategies for posttraumatic stress disorder. He is also an investigator in numerous phase II and phase III clinical trials sponsored by several pharmaceutical companies. He has published over 140 articles, reviews and posters and he lectures in national and international forums.


Center for Anxiety and Stress Disorders
One Bowdoin Square
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2790
Phone 1: 617-724-0855
Phone 2: 617-724-5600
Fax: 617-643-0730

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