Maurizio Fava, MD

Dr. Maurizio Fava founded the DCRP in 1990 and was its director from 1990 to 2014. He is currently Psychiatrist-In-Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at MGH; Director of the Division of Clinical Research of the Mass General Research Institute; Executive Director of the Clinical Trials Network & Institute; Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research, and Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was the co-principal investigator of the STAR*D trial with Dr. A. John Rush, the largest clinical trial ever conducted in depression. In addition to his numerous clinical trials and studies in treatment-resistant depression, Dr. Fava has contributed significantly to the field of psychiatric research in a number of other areas. He is currently the principal investigator of the NIMH-sponsored RAPID contract, studying novel treatments for depression with rapid antidepressant effects through a network of academic sites. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Fava has trained and mentored more than 50 research fellows and junior faculty in his program, many of whom have continued to work in the area of psychiatric research following completion of their fellowship. Dr. Fava is considered an expert psychopharmacologist in the area of depression and frequently provides consultations to difficult cases referred to him from all over the world. He has published more than 800 original articles in the literature and is one of the most cited psychiatrists, with an h index greater than 135. View Dr. Fava’s research: