Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Dr. Steven Schlozman is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He also serves as course director of the psychopathology class for the MIT-HMS Program in Health, Sciences and Technology. Dr. Schlozman practices child and adult psychiatry at MGH, where he is the primary consultant to the pediatric transplant service. He received B.A.s in English and biology from Stanford University, and his M.D. from the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine.

Dr. Schlozman serves as supervisor for both general psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows. He has been involved in national efforts to increase recruitment in psychiatry, and decrease stigma with regard to psychiatric illness. For Partners HealthCare, Dr. Schlozman co-teaches the Residents as Teachers course for the Residents’ Retreat, as well as a larger form of the course for the child psychiatry fellowship at MGH. He also teaches similar workshops at national medical education meetings.

Dr. Schlozman served as co-director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at HMS from 2004 to 2011. In addition to teaching at HMS, Dr. Schlozman has studied best practices for effective academic medical teaching and psychiatric education at the medical school level. He also sits on the Committee for Advanced Education for the American Psychiatric Association, and is involved in the mentorship program for the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

At MGH, Dr. Schlozman’s clinical work focuses on both outpatient treatment and consultation psychiatry. He treats children, adolescents, and adults in MGH’s outpatient psychiatry department, and consults to the pediatric liver, kidney, small bowel, and pancreas transplant services. In this capacity, he conducts pre-transplant evaluation, and provides consultation to outpatients and inpatients during their transplantation and subsequent hospitalizations.

Dr. Schlozman has done international research focusing on stigma and mental illness, and has written and presented extensively on the topic. He also writes short fiction, and has published one novel, The Zombie Autopsies. This novel has been optioned for film adaptation by George Romero, creator of Night of the Living Dead, and Dr. Schlozman is currently working on a sequel. Because of this work, he teaches a freshman seminar at Harvard University that focuses on horror and thrillers in literature and film.

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