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Michael Jellinek, MD

Michael S. Jellinek, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  He has served as Chief Clinical Officer, Partners HealthCare (2012-2014) and as President, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, (2001-2012).  Dr. Jellinek earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, completed pediatrics training at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, and residencies in child psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, MA, and in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital also in Boston.

Dr. Jellinek was Chief of Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital for 32 years from 1979-2012.  He has written or co-written over 300 original reports, articles, and chapters, and with Michael Murphy, Ed.D., he developed the Pediatric Symptom Checklist, which is the most widely used brief screening instrument that has been validated to help primary care pediatricians identify children with emotional problems.  This questionnaire has recently achieved endorsement by the National Quality Forum and is being used both in the United States and internationally.  The American Academy of Pediatrics in 1996 appointed him as Chair for Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providing guidelines on mental health promotion for infants, children, and adolescents.  Dr. Jellinek’s collaboration with pediatrics has been acknowledged by awards including the Simon Wile Award and Irving Phillips Award for Prevention from the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award (prevention) from the American Psychiatric Association, and The Richmond/Coleman Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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Michael S. Jellinek, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck St.
Boston, MA 02115