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Oliver Freudenreich, MD

  • Co-Director, MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program
  • Director, MGH Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry


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Dr. Oliver Freudenreich is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  He serves as co-director of the MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program and directs the MGH Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry.



Clinical Interests
  • Serious mental illness
  • Secondary psychosis
  • Refractory schizophrenia
  • Med-psych integration
  • Chronic schizophrenia
  • Clozapine treatment
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Heidelberg Medical School
  • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • German
  • 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 - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • 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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Dr. Freudenreich works as an attending psychiatrist and resident supervisor in the MGH Schizophrenia Program at the Freedom Trail Clinic in the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center. His academic interest is in the area of optimal psychopharmacological treatment for schizophrenia, including clozapine for refractory psychosis, early course schizophrenia, the role of medical morbidity in schizophrenia, the integration of medicine and psychiatry, and treatment adherence. In addition to his clinical and clinical trial expertise in schizophrenia, Dr. Freudenreich provides psychiatric consultations for medically complex patients with serious mental illness or diagnostically difficult cases with psychosis.  He is a deputy editor for the journal Psychosomatics.  He has published extensively in his areas of interest and he wrote a handbook on psychotic disorders.  Dr. Freudenreich is an active teacher who lectures regularly at national meetings and at his home institution.  At MGH, he is the course director for the Department of Psychiatry’s monthly Morbidity and Mortality conference.

 Dr. Freudenreich received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He completed his psychiatric residency at UMDNJ/Rutgers in New Jersey. Additional training included a 2-year fellowship at Duke University in psychiatric research and a 1-year fellowship at MGH in psychosomatic medicine. The Duke fellowship exposed him to clinical trials methodology as well as sophisticated psychopharmacology of schizophrenia. For his involvement in research and medical education, he has received fellowships from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.  


  • New Drug Development for Schizophrenia

    This presentation by Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FACLP, Co-Director of the Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program at Mass General, was part of Schizophrenia Education Day 2018: Progress in Schizophrenia.


Freedom Trail Clinic
25 Staniford Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2503
Phone: 617-912-7800
Fax: 617-723-3919
Psychiatry Associates-Inpatient Consult
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-912-7800
Fax: 617-723-3919

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