Steven E. Gelda, MD

Steven E. Gelda, MD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Steven E. Gelda, MD, focuses his clinical interest and expertise on ways to help stabilize psychiatrically hospitalized patients who enter the hospital in crisis due to environmental and interpersonal factors as well as those experiencing an episode of major mental illness. His skills include the ability to complete a rapid and thorough psychiatric assessment, knowledge of interventions with somatic therapies including psychopharmacology, TMS, and ECT, as well as interventions that involve the larger social systems in which patients are embedded family, work, and health care systems, to name a few.

As part of his efforts to provide expert and compassionate care for patients and families, Dr. Gelda teaches and supervises residents, students, and mental health staff from multiple disciplines. As the medical director of the Short Term Unit, he finds team building and program development to be among the most satisfying aspects of being a clinician-educator, and administrator.


Education & Training

  • 1974 BA, Oberlin College
  • 1981 MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • 1981-1986 Residency, The New York Hospital Westchester Division
Board Certifications:
  • 1987 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1988 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Phone: 617.855.2859
Office Address: Belmont campus - Admissions Building Room 319