Theodore Stern, MD, FACLP

Director, Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Theodore A. Stern, MD is the Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at Harvard Medical School, Chief Emeritus of the Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service, Director of the Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine, and the Director of the Office for Clinical Careers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He has focused his efforts at the interface of medicine and psychiatry, as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. Dr. Stern has mentored scores at the MGH and co-authored more than 450 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and authored/edited more than 30 books (e.g., MGH Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry [4e-7e], MGH Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry [1e, 2e], MGH Guide to Primary Care Psychiatry [1e, 2e], MGH Psychiatry Update & Board Preparation [1e-4e], Facing Cancer, Facing Heart Disease, Facing Diabetes, Facing Overweight and Obesity). Dr. Stern is a Past-President of the ACLP and he is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics; he also serves on the editorial board of several journals. He has won the coveted "Best Teacher Award" from the graduating residents at the MGH/McLean Hospital Psychiatric Residency Training Program in each of the past three decades, the Cynthia N. Kettyle Teaching Award from the Harvard Department of Psychiatry, the MGH Department of Psychiatry's Award for Exceptional Mentorship in the Clinical Realm, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Liaison Psychiatry, and the Thomas P. Hackett Award from the ACLP (its highest honor).