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Maurizio Fava, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Maurizio Fava is director, Division of Clinical Research of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Research Institute, executive vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and executive director of the Clinical Trials Network and Institute, (MGH), and associate dean for clinical and translational research and the Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fava is a world leader in the field of depression. He has edited eight books and authored or co-authored more than 900 original articles published in medical journals with international circulation, articles which have been cited more than 60,000 times in the literature and with an h index of over 120.

Dr. Fava obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and completed residency training in endocrinology at the same university. He then moved to the United States and completed residency training in psychiatry at MGH. He founded and was director of the hospital’s Depression Clinical and Research Program from 1990 until 2014. In 2007, he also founded and is now the executive director of the MGH Psychiatry Clinical Trials Network and Institute; the first academic CRO specialized in the coordination of multi-center clinical trials in psychiatry.

Under Dr. Fava’s direction, the Depression Clinical and Research Program became one of the most highly regarded depression programs in the country, a model for academic programs that link, in a bi-directional fashion, clinical and research work.

Dr. Fava has been successful in obtaining funding as principal or co-principal investigator from both the National Institutes of Health and other sources for a total of more than $100,000,000.

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