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Lee Cohen, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Lee Cohen MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA


Dr. Lee Cohen is Director of the Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is the first incumbent of the Edmund and Carroll Carpenter Chair in Psychiatry in Women’s Mental Health atHarvardMedicalSchool. He is a national and international leader in the field of women’s mental health and was among the founders of the field of Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry.  His work spans the domains of research, teaching and clinical care in the area of treatment of mood and anxiety disorders with subspecialty interest in psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. 

 Dr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts and his residency in psychiatry at MGH.  After residency, Dr. Cohen completed a fellowship in psychopharmacology in the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit with a specific emphasis in reproductive pharmacology, and then founded the Center for Women’s Mental Health at MGH. The program has expanded over the last two decades and now includes junior and senior faculty, research fellows, and residents from the psychiatry residency training program at the MGH.



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