Daniel Geller, M.D. Founder and Director of Research, Pediatric Psychiatry OCD and Tic Disorders Program
Daniel Geller MBBS FRACP is the Founder and Director of Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Pediatric Psychiatry Obsessive-Compulsive and Tic Disorder (OCD/Tic) Clinical and Research Program. His research career has been devoted to the study of pediatric OCD and related disorders, their phenotypes, clinical correlates, familial patterns of inheritance, and treatment. He authored the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents which documents the standard of care for management of early onset OCD in the USA. He received a NIMH career development award to conduct a family genetic study of pediatric OCD and subsequently assembled one of the largest cohorts of subjects ever studied, recruiting over 500 participants and publishing extensively on the findings. Early in the history of Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS), he was an investigator in the NIH-funded Tourette Syndrome Study group, a 2-year prospective controlled study of youth with PANDAS. He has been a site investigator for numerous industry and investigator-initiated drug trials since 1991 for pediatric OCD, Tourette’s syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression, including nearly all of the original pharmacotherapy registration trials for pediatric OCD. Dr. Geller has also been principal investigator or co-investigator in a number of NIH-funded grants, including the OCD Collaborative Genetics study. He is a triple board-certified pediatrician, psychiatrist and child psychiatrist, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fellow of both the American and European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and an executive board member of the International College of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. Since 2013, he has held the Mittelman Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGH. He has been voted a Best of Boston child psychiatrist every year since 2012.
Erica Greenberg, M.D. Director, Pediatric Psychiatry OCD and Tic Disorders Program
Erica Greenberg, M.D., is the Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry OCD and Tic Disorders Program at MGH and a Co-Director of the Tourette Association of America MGH Center of Excellence. Dr. Greenberg is a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College (with Alpha Omega Alpha honors), and completed her general psychiatry residency at Harvard Longwood and her child/adolescent fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean where she served as chief resident in both programs. Her interests include Tourette syndrome (TS), OCD, “Tourettic OCD,” ADHD and body-focused repetitive behavior disorders (BFRBs). She is the primary investigator on a grant-funded study evaluating a modified behavioral treatment approach to those with tic disorders and ADHD, and she has authored several peer-reviewed articles and chapters on Tourette syndrome, OCD, and related disorders Additionally, she has presented locally and nationally on TS, OCD and BFRBs. Dr. Greenberg is also the HMS Director of the Klingenstein Fellowship – a philanthropic medical student program that encourages interest and exploration of child and adolescent psychiatry through mentoring, teaching, research opportunities and events.
Dr. Marie Gipson is a staff psychiatrist at the Pediatric Psychiatry OCD and Tic Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at MGH and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She is a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed he general psychiatry residency at the LSU-Ochsner Psychiatry Residency Training Program and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/HMS where she also served as Chief Fellow. Her clinical background is in treating severe mental health disorders with interdisciplinary teams through a comprehensive approach and served as the lead physician for both inpatient adolescent units at Boston Children’s Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include OCD, trauma, depression, and anxiety as well as the impact and utility of mobile technology in mental health.