Dr. Scott L. Rauch ’82 is president and psychiatrist in chief of McLean Hospital, chair of system behavioral and mental health for Mass General Brigham (MGB), and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. On Friday, Feb. 4, he will virtually visit Amherst's Loeb Center for a "Lunch & Learn" presentation and conversation about his career path.
Dr. Rauch's principal research interests relate to neuroimaging and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders, as well as health care delivery and the use of technology in psychiatry. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in neuroscience from Amherst College ('82) and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency training and a chief residency in psychiatry, as well as a radiology research fellowship, at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in affiliation with Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Rauch served on the faculty at MGH for more than 15 years, during which he founded the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program and the Psychiatric Neuroscience Division. He was appointed to his current leadership roles at McLean and MGB in 2006.
Most recently, Dr. Rauch has been involved in the leadership of several national professional societies, including as past president and current secretary of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and as past secretary of the Anxiety & Depression Association of America. Dr. Rauch has also been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine.
All class years and majors are welcome to attend.