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Scott Beach, MD ’06, Res ’10

Scott Beach, MD ’06, Res ’10

The UVA Medical Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Scott R. Beach, MD, with the inaugural 2018 Early Achievement Award (Medical).

Dr. Beach is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and program director of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Since 2016, he has been the director of the Infectious Disease Consultation Service at MGH, providing psychiatric care in the co-located HIV clinic. Areas of clinical expertise include QT prolongation with psychiatric medications, catatonia and related syndromes, and patients who deceive providers.

From a research standpoint, Dr. Beach focuses on collaborative care models in patients with heart disease, positive emotions and their predictive value following acute coronary syndromes, and QT prolongation with antidepressants. He is also principal investigator of a pilot study investigating neuroimaging and gene expression in patients with catatonia. He has been a co-investigator on grants from the NIH and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Dr. Beach is the author of over 20 book chapters and 30 peer-reviewed articles.