Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP, will become chief of the Nancy and Richard Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, effective September 1, 2022. Dickstein will succeed Joseph Gold, MD, who has successfully led the division for more than 20 years.
While Gold is stepping down from his role as division chief, he will continue to serve as McLean’s chief medical officer with expanded responsibilities. Gold will also continue as head of eastern region of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for pediatricians.
“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Dr. Gold. Working collaboratively with program leadership, his accomplishments as the leader of our child and adolescent service are remarkable,” said Scott. L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief for McLean.
“The child division has made a profound impact on patients and families worldwide.”
“Among his achievements are the development of innovative and evidence-based programs across inpatient, partial hospital, outpatient, and consultative services, which have allowed McLean to care for more children and adolescents than ever before in our history,” continued Rauch.
“I know I speak for the tens of thousands of patients, students, and family members whose lives have been positively affected by Dr. Gold’s leadership, vision, and commitment to our mission when I say thank you.”
Leveraging the strong foundation established by Gold, Dickstein will continue to encourage growth of the child division and play an integral role in the development of the new planned child and adolescent campus.
Since joining the McLean community in 2020 as the director of research for the child division and director of PediMIND (pediatric mood, imaging, and neurodevelopment) Program, Dickstein has introduced a new focus integrating child and adolescent research to the division’s clinical programs.
In 2021, Dickstein was named associate division chief and has made significant strides integrating clinical care, scientific discovery, and education of trainees throughout the division.
Over the last year, he has introduced the Child and Adolescent Routine Evaluation (CARE) division-wide initiative: a new model for diagnosis and outcomes measurement.