Dr. Timothy Wilens is chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and co-director, Center for Addiction Medicine at Mass General. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Wilens earned his BS in literature, science and arts at the University of Michigan Honors College and his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. His residency in child, adolescent, adult and addiction psychiatry was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital under the auspices of Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Wilens' research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders; and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD and juvenile bipolar disorder across the lifespan. His peer-reviewed articles concerning these and related topics number more than 275, and are published in prestigious journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. Dr. Wilens has also published more than 80book chapters, and 300 abstracts and presentations for national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Wilens is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serves as a scientific reviewer for 25journals, and is active in a number of other local and national professional societies. Dr. Wilens is named consistently among "The Best of Boston" in Child/Adult Psychiatry and "The Best Doctors in America."