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Yoshio A. Kaneko, MD

  • Staff Psychiatrist
  • Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Accepting New Patients




Clinical Interests
  • College age students
  • Schizophrenia
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Boston: MGH Beacon Hill
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
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • 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
  • 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.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Provider Gender


Dr. Yoshio Kaneko is a staff psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he works in the Transitional Age Youth clinic and in the First-Episode and Early Psychosis Program.  In these roles, he provides direct clinical care to patients as well as supervises and teaches adult psychiatry residents.  He is also a staff psychiatrist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kaneko earned his BA in neurobiology at Harvard University and his MD at Yale University. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Dr. Kaneko's clinical and research interests include transitional age youth, college mental health, and schizophrenia.


  • Intervening Early & Well with a First Episode of Psychosis

    This presentation by Yoshio Kaneko, MD, was part of the patient education program “Outside the Box in Psychosis Treatment: Towards Stage-based and Symptom-targeted Interventions” featuring specialists from Mass General’s Schizophrenia Program. The Department of Psychiatry provides free educational programs for patients and families facing a variety of mental health challenges.


Child Outpatient Psychiatry Dept.
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2725

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