Harvard Health Experts and Contributors

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Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD


Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD, serves as Co-Director of Psychopharmacology in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) OCD and Related Disorders Program and Director of Psychopharmacology in the MGH Excoriation Clinic and Research Unit. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Additionally, she earned a PhD in molecular neurobiology during her medical training. Following medical school, she completed the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute Fellowship before going on to join the MGH faculty. As Assistant in Psychiatry at MGH, she splits her time between MGH Primary Care Psychiatry and the MGH OCD and Related Disorders Program. Additionally, she is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is part of a group private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts. Dr. Zakhary has a special interest in psychodermatology and as a resident, she co-founded the MGH Comprehensive Skin Management Clinic, a psychiatry/dermatology clinic providing collaborative treatment for patients with compulsive skin picking, trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, and delusions of parasitosis. As staff, she continues to explore ways to optimize psychodermatologic treatment through collaboration, education, and research. 
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Salim Zerriny, MD


Salim Zerriny, MD is a 3rd-year resident, currently training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Anesthesiology Program. He has a special interest in pain and healthcare innovation.
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Eric Zhou, PhD


Eric Zhou, PhD, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on how we can better understand and treat sleep disorders in both pediatric and adult populations, including those with chronic illnesses. Dr. Zhou's work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, private foundations, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has published more than 60 manuscripts and chapters in the field of health psychology and behavioral medicine, and serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Behavioral Medicine and the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
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Peter Zimetbaum, M.D.


Peter Zimetbaum, MD is the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Chief and Director of Clinical Cardiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Zimetbaum is a cardiac electrophysiologist with a particular interest in the clinical management of atrial fibrillation.
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George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD


George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Emeritus Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the Royal Society of Medicine. While a tenured professor at the University of Pittsburgh and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he led a clinical and preclinical research program investigating mood disorders and dementias. Dr. Zubenko was a principal investigator on 17 National Institutes of Health research grants. His contributions are described in numerous publications, book chapters, and invited lectures delivered in the US and abroad. He has served on journal editorial boards and as a consultant for research funding agencies in the US and elsewhere.
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Randall M. Zusman, MD


Dr. Randall M. Zusman is the director of the division of hypertension in the cardiology division of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zusman has been designated a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Zusman has contributed to the publication of over 100 papers, abstracts, clinical studies, and book chapters, including reports in leading scientific medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Circulation Research, The Lancet, and Circulation. Dr. Zusman also has served as an associate editor of Hypertension, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Hypertension and the Journal of Clinical Hypertension. Dr. Zusman received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Zusman completed his internship, junior and senior residencies, and chief residency in the department of medicine at MGH. Dr. Zusman received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1969.
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