CURRICULUM VITÆ: Eliot M. Gelwan, M.D.  

Address:       home:    82 Perry Street
        Brookline MA 02446-6907
        tel. 617.600.4510 (home/mobile)
        SMS egelwan@vtext.com

        
    hospital:    Emerson Hospital Behavioral Health
        133 Road to 9 Acre Corner
        Concord MA 01742
        tel. 978.287.3512
        pager 978.366.1166
        text page 9783661166@page.ucom.com

        email: md@gelwan.com

        
Born:    New York NY
        
Citizenship:    United States
        
Education:    
    1975 A.B.    Harvard University, cum laude, social anthropology
    1978 Ed.M.    Harvard Graduate School of Education, Program in Counselling and Consulting Psychology
    9/79-6/83 M.D.    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT 06510
        
Postdoctoral Training:
    7/83-6/84    Flexible Internship, The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge MA 02139
    7/84-6/86    Residency in Adult Psychiatry, Harvard University Dept. of Psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital
    7/86-6/87    Chief Resident, Community Psychiatry, Harvard University Dept. of Psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital
    7/86-6/87    Chief Resident, Psychopharmacology, Harvard University Dept. of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Hospital
        
Licensure and Certification:
    1984    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
    1984    Massachusetts Medical License 53266
    1990    Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 33142
        
    1984    United States DEA Controlled Substances Registration AG3101956
    1993    Commonwealth of Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration MG0098562AR
        
Academic Appointments:
    7/84-6/87    Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard University School of Medicine
    7/87-6/92    Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard University School of Medicine
    7/92-6/94    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
        
Healthcare Affiliations
    •    Boston City Hospital:
    1985-87    Assistant Medical Director, Boston City Hospital Methadone Maintenance Program
    1987-88    Psychiatric Consultant, AIDS Program, Boston City Hospital
    1994-95    Consulting Staff, Boston City Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry
    1994-95    Psychiatric Consultant, Mattapan Community Health Center, Boston MA
    1994-95    Psychiatric Consultant, School-Based Health Center, Hyde Park High School, Hyde Park MA
    
    •    The Cambridge Hospital (Cambridge Health Alliance):
    1986-87    Geriatric Psychiatric Consultant, The Cambridge Hospital @ Neville Manor Nursing Home, Cambridge MA
    1987-92    Medical Director, Lawrence Schiff Day Treatment Center, The Cambridge Hospital
    1987-91    Medical Director, Fresh Pond Clinic, The Cambridge Hospital
    1987-88    Staff Psychiatrist, Psychopharmacology Clinic, The Cambridge Hospital
    1988-92    Associate Director, Psychopharmacology Clinic, The Cambridge Hospital
    1990-92    Medical Director, Behavioral Medicine Clinic, The Cambridge Hospital
    1991-92    Psychiatric Consultant, Healthcare for the Homeless, The Cambridge Hospital
    
    •    University of Massachusetts Medical Center (UMass Memorial Medical Center):
    7/92-9/94    Associate Director, Adult Mental Health Unit, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester MA
    1993-94    Psychiatric Consultant, Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, Worcester MA
    
    •    Community Counselling of Bristol County:
    9/94-8/97    Associate Medical Director, Community Counselling of Bristol County (CCBC), Taunton MA
    9/94-8/97    Medical Director, Taunton-Attleboro Emergency Services and Hospital Diversion Program, Taunton MA
    9/94-8/97    Medical Director, Partial Hospitalization Program, CCBC, Taunton MA
    9/94-8/97    Psychiatrist, Southwest Area Residential Program, Dept. of Mental Health, Taunton MA
    9/94-8/97    Active Staff, Morton Hospital, Taunton MA
    9/94-8/97    Active Staff, Brockton Multiservice Center, Brockton MA
    9/94-8/97    psychiatric consultant to medical -surgical service, Morton Hospital, Taunton MA
    
    •    Westwood-Pembroke Health Systems:
    9/95-8/97    Courtesy Staff, Pembroke Hospital, Pembroke MA
    9/97-12/04    Attending Psychiatrist, Pembroke Hospital, Adolescent/Adult/Geriatric Services
    9/98-12/04    Director, Geropsychiatry Service, Pembroke Hospital
    9/98-10/99    Medical Director for Adult and Geriatric Services, Pembroke Hospital
    11/99-12/02    Medical Director, Pembroke Hospital
    1/03-12/04    Senior Psychiatrist, Pembroke Hospital
    
    •    Emerson Hospital
    12/04-present    Attending Psychiatrist

Other Clinical Activities:
    1986-present    private practice in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, Cambridge/Concord MA
    1997-present    forensic consultation in capital cases, assessment of competency and responsibility, etc.
    2004-present    consultation on electronic medical record and computerization of psychiatric practice
        
Awards and Honors:
    1970    Westinghouse National Scholar
    1970    valedictorian, Forest Hills High School
    1970-75    National Merit Scholar
    1970-75    Harvard National Scholar
    1972    research fellowship, Harvard University Chiapas Project
    1973    junior Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University
    1975    Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University
    1980    fellowship, Appalachian Student Health Coalition, Vanderbilt University
    1981-83    Hunter-Grubb Fund Grant
    2001    Who’s Who in American Psychiatry
        
Committee Assignments:
    1979-83    Medical School Advisory Council, Yale University School of Medicine
    1979-83    medical student convenor, Medical Area Colloquium on Ethics in Medicine, Yale University
    1981-83    Yale Medical School Student Psychiatric Society, co-president
    1984-87    Residency Advisory Committee, Dept. of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital
    1985-87    Residency Selection Committee, Dept. of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital
    1989-92    Formulary Committee, The Cambridge Hospital
    1990-92    Training Committee, Dept. of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital
    1992-94    Morbidity and Mortality Committee, Dept. of Psychiatry, UMMC
    1996-97    Education Committee, CCBC
    1996-97    Board of Trustees, Morton Hospital, Taunton, MA
    1997-2003    Pharmacy  and Therapeutics Committee, Westwood Pembroke Health Systems
    1997-2004    Medical Peer Review Committee, Pembroke Hospital
    1999-2001    Governing Board, Westwood Pembroke Health Systems
    1999-2003    Medical Executive Committee, Westwood Pembroke Health Systems
    2000-2004    Mental Health Advisory Committee, Plymouth County Correctional Facility
    2005-    Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Emerson Hospital
    2005-    CPOE Committee, Emerson Hospital
    2007-2008    Taskforce on Violence Prevention and Response, Emerson Hospital Dept. Of Psychiatry
    2007-    MIS Committee, Emerson Hospital
    2007-    Taskforce on Restraint Reduction, Emerson Hospital Dept. Of Psychiatry
    2008-    Revenue Cycle Committee, Emerson Hospital Dept. Of Psychiatry
    2008-    Quality Improvement and Peeer Review Committee, Emerson Hospital Dept. Of Psychiatry
        
Memberships and Committee Assignments in Professional Societies:
    1979    Physicians for Social Responsibility, New Haven chapter founder and president
    1979    American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
    1981-83    AMSA chapter president, Yale University School of Medicine
    1982-83    AMSA national co-coordinator of Humanistic Medicine Task Force
    1989-    American Orthopsychiatric Association
    1989-    Physicians for Human Rights
    1992-    American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
    1994-    Doctors Without Borders
        
Teaching Positions:    
    1986-92    clinical supervision and teaching of medical students and residents on psychiatric rotations in day treatment setting
    1986-92    clinical supervision and teaching of multidisciplinary day treatment staff
    1986-87    developer and instructor, day treatment in-service course on psychotherapy of major mental illness
    1987-92    clinical supervisor (psychotherapy and psychopharmacology), Dept. of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital
    1988-92    director, weekly departmental Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychiatry Seminar, Dept. of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital
    1988-90    director, third-year residents’ core didactic seminar, Dept. of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital
    1988-92    co-ordinator, psychopharmacology didactic seminar, Harvard Medical School students’ psychiatric clerkships, The Cambridge Hospital
    1992-94    instructor, 1st-yr. medical students’ course in medical communications, UMMS
    1992-94    clinical supervision and teaching of medical students and residents on rotations in inpatient psychiatric unit setting
    1992-94    clinical supervisor (psychotherapy and psychopharmacology), Dept. of Psychiatry, UMMC
    1993-94     co-director, weekly Biological Psychiatry Rounds, Dept. of Psychiatry, UMMC
    1993-94    co-ordinator, weekly Grand Rounds in Psychiatry, UMMC
    1994-95    clinical supervision and teaching of social work staff, Mattapan Community Health Center
    1994-97    clinical supervision and teaching of crisis workers and nursing staff, Taunton-Attleboro Emergency Services
    1998-2003    clinical supervision of crisis workers, Pembroke Hospital
    1999-2003    clinical supervision and proctoring of staff psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse clinical specialists, Pembroke Hospital
    2005-2006    teaching of Tufts Medical students on patient interviewing course, Emerson Hospital
    2006-    clinical supervision and proctoring of staff psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse clinical specialist trainees, Emerson Hospital
    2008-    Clinical supervision, psychiatric advanced practice nurses/nurse practitioners
        
Publications and Invited Presentations:
    1972    Some Considerations of Tzotzil-Tzeltal Ethnoastronomy. ms. Harvard Chiapas Project, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
    1983    The Effects of Growth Hormone on Attention in Children with Hypopituitary Short Stature. Thesis presented in partial fulfilment of M.D. degree, Yale University School of Medicine.
    1985    Endogenous growth hormone levels predict attentional performance: a preliminary report. MO Smith PhD, EM Gelwan MD et al. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 6(5):273-8.
    1986    Combining psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in the treatment of the anxiety disorders. Paper presented to Harvard Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education Conference Combining Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology, Cambridge Hospital.
    1986    The issue of pain medication for the addict. Paper presented to Boston City Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry conference Substance Abuse: Help, Hope, Health.
    1987    Issues in referring the anxious patient for a psychopharmacology consult. The Consultant (publication of The Psychopharmacology Clinic of the Cambridge Hospital), August.
    1987    Psychological considerations in treating the substance abuser with AIDS. Ambulatory Care Grand Rounds, Boston City Hospital.
    1987    The approach to the addict with AIDS., Paper presented to Citywide Two-Day Workshop on AIDS and Addiction, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.
    1988    Attention deficit disorder in adults. The Consultant (publication of The Psychopharmacology Clinic of the Cambridge Hospital)
    1988    CFS, FMS, TMJ, PMS: psychiatric or medical? Medical Grand Rounds, Malden Hospital.    
    1989    The relationship between substance abuse and anxiety disorders. Psychopharmacology Rounds, The Cambridge Hospital.
    1989    Controversial Syndromes at the Psychiatry/Medicine Interface. Chapter in The Psychotherapist’s Guide to Pharmacotherapy, ed. J Ellison MD (Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers).
    1989    Recognition and treatment of controversial syndromes. Paper presented to Harvard Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education Conference Psychopharmacology for the non-M.D. Therapist, The Cambridge Hospital.
    1989    Weight gain: an adverse consequence of psychiatric medications. Psychopharmacology Rounds, The Cambridge Hospital.
    1990    Adult attention deficit disorder. Paper presented to the Second International Conference on ADHD, Plymouth MA.
    1990    ADD Adults Discussing Problems and Strategies: An Interactive Workshop. Second International Conference on ADHD, Plymouth MA
    1990    Complex partial seizure symptoms affected by marijuana abuse [letter]. JM Ellison MD, EM Gelwan MD, J Ogletree. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 51(10): 439-40.
    1990    Attention Deficit Disorder Update. Psychopharmacology Rounds, The Cambridge Hospital.
    1991    What’s on the horizon in psychopharmacological treatment? Paper presented to Harvard Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education Conference, Psychopharmacology for the non-M.D.  The Cambridge Hospital.
    1991    Can schizophrenia be localized in the brain? Psychopharmacology Rounds, The Cambridge Hospital.
    1992    The Consumer’s Guide to Psychotherapy. J Engler PhD, EM Gelwan MD and D Goleman PhD (New York, Simon and Schuster).
    1992    Tricyclic antidepressants. Hyperreal Archives (hosted by Erowid).
    1992    The inpatient treatment of the “difficult nonpsychotic patient”. B Szetela MD and EM Gelwan MD, Psychiatric Grand Rounds, UMMC.
    1992    Approaches to the agitated patient. Nursing Grand Rounds, UMMC.
    1993    The assessment and management of sleep disorders. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Northampton Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.
    1993    The treatment of aggression: how to choose? Biological Psychiatry Rounds, UMMC.
    1993    Alphabet soup: syndromes and controversies. Social Work Colloquium, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
    1993    Insomnia: varieties and approaches. Medical Grand Rounds, Berkshire Medical Center.
    1993    The psychiatric reality of controversial syndromes. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Westborough State Hospital.
    1994    Approaches to the spectrum of somatization disorders. Biological Psychiatry Rounds, UMMC.
    1994    The treatment of the borderline patient outside the 50-min. hour. EM Gelwan MD and K Whitley MD. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, UMMC.
    1994    An approach to sleep disorders. Medical Grand Rounds, Harrington Hospital, Southbridge MA.
    1995    Agitation, violence and the ward staff. Social Work Colloquium, Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
    1995    Somatization and controversy. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Lahey Clinic, Burlington MA.
    1995    The forensic patient in the community residential setting. Training videotape, Comm. of MA Dept. of Mental Health, Southeast Region.
    1996    Coping with the borderline-personality-disordered patient in the residential setting.  Training videotape, Dept. of Mental Health, Southeast Region.
    1997    Assessment and risk management of the suicidal and/or violent patient. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Taunton State Hospital.
    1997    Suicide assessment, a comprehensive approach for community treatment. Training videotape, Comm. of MA Dept. of Mental Health, Southeast Region.
    1998    Child and adolescent suicide assessment and management. Hyannis, MA; community outreach series, Pembroke Hospital.
    1998    Are you getting enough sleep? Duxbury, MA; community outreach series, Pembroke Hospital
    1998    Depression: Hope and Challenge. Interview on Harron Cablevision (Southeast MA) commemorating National Mental Health Awareness Month.
    1998    The assessment and management of adolescent self-destructiveness. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Pembroke Hospital.
    1998    Psychiatric evaluation and treatment of the aged: what are the options? Paper presented to Pembroke Hospital/Quincy Hospital conference Geriatric Mental Health Assessment and Treatment, The Biopsychosocial Approach, Rockland MA.
    1999    Agitation, Irritability and Aggression: Choosing Your Interventions. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Pembroke Hospital.
    2000    Stigmatization of the mentally ill. Radio talk on The Practical Psychologist, WATD-FM, Boston/Marshfield.
    2000    Geriatric mental health: the psychiatrist’s role. Paper presented to Westwood Pembroke Health Systems/Professional Counseling Center conference Dementia and Depression in the Elderly: a community-based approach, Randolph MA.
    2001    Modern mental health treatment: expectations and realities. Radio talk on The Practical Psychologist, WATD-FM, Boston/Marshfield.
    2001    Psychiatric aspects of epilepsy. South Shore Registered Nurses' Association continuing education series.
    2001    Psychiatric treatment: what lies ahead? South Shore Manic Depressive and Depressive Association guest lecture.
    2002    The medical-psychiatric interface in inpatient treatment. Psychiatric Teaching Rounds, Pembroke Hospital.
    2002    Mind over matter; matter over mind. Psychiatric Teaching Rounds, Pembroke Hospital.
    2002    How to present a case. Psychiatric Teaching Rounds, Pembroke Hospital.
    2002    The significance of the mental status examination. Psychiatric Teaching Rounds, Pembroke Hospital.
    2002    Social isolation, loneliness and mental illness. South Shore Manic Depressive and Depressive Association guest lecture
    2003    The varieties of depressive experience. South Shore Registered Nurses' Association continuing education series.
    2003    Loneliness, mental illness and the family. South Shore Manic Depressive and Depressive Association guest lecture
    2003    Geropsychiatry enters the 21st century. Goddard House guest lecture, Brookline, MA.
    2004    An overview of personality disorders. South Shore Registered Nurses' Association continuing education series.
    2005    Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Nature and Mechanisms. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds.
    2005    Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders: Assessment and Management. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds.
    2006    Agitation on the Medical Wards. Emerson Hospital Medical Conference.
    2006    Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds.
    2006    The Approach to Agitation on the Medical Wards. Emerson Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds.
    2007    What is This Thing Called Schizophrenia? Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds.
    2007    Polypharmacy in Review. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2007    Medication Treatment of Acute Agitation, Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2007    Understanding PTSD. Emerson Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds
    2007    What’s New in Psychopharmacology. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2007    Further Upcoming Psychopharmacological Developments. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2007    Further Aspects of Trauma-Informed Care. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2007    SGAs in Agitated Dementia. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2008    An Overview of Personality Disorders and Their Treatment. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2008    Antipsychotic Polypharmacy: Problem and Solutions. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2008    Legal Aspects of Inpatient Care: An Overview. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2008    The Traumatized Brain and the Addicted Brain. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2008    What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Concord MA, community outreach series, Emerson Hospital
    2009    Caregiving When the Patient Doesn't Care. Emerson Hospital Schwartz Center Rounds.
    2009    Developing a Common Approach to the Self-Destructive Patient. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2009    Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Concord MA, community outreach series, Emerson Hospital
    2009    How Does Trauma-Informed Care Affect Our Practice? Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2009    Sleep and Sleep Disorders: An Overview. Emerson Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry Teaching Rounds
    2009    Normal and Disturbed Sleep: An Overview. Emerson Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds.