Dr. Gagan Joshi is the Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Medical Director of the Bressler Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Joshi trained in General Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently completed his Fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the combined program of the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He received training in cognitive-behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute & Society.
Dr. Joshi has been the recipient of the prestigious Ethel Dupont Warren Fellowship Award through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the XXVth Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmalogicum Congress Young Investigators Award, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award, and the Norma Fine Fellowship (2007 – 2011).
Dr. Joshi’s clinical and research interest is in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with particular focus on the often-neglected comorbid conditions associated with these disorders. Besides coordinating Bressler clinic and providing clinical care to individuals of all ages with ASD, Dr. Joshi is facilitating translational clinical research in ASD. At the Bressler Program, in collaboration with the McLean Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT, Dr. Joshi is conducting research focused on the clinical and neural characterization and psychopharmacotheraputics of ASD and related psychopathology with a particular emphasis on designing neuro-imaging informed pharmacotherapy trials by leveraging state of the art pharmaco-imaging techniques to help identify biomarkers of disease and treatment response.
Dr. Joshi shares research updates and expertise in ASD by offering lectures and supervision to trainees in the MGH Department of Psychiatry, and by organizing educational programs for mental health providers and for families of individuals with ASD.