Lab Director

Gary B. Kaplan, M.D.
Director, Mental Health Service, VA Boston Healthcare System
Chief, Psychiatry Service, VA Boston Healthcare System
Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Psychology at Boston University School
of Medicine
Gary.Kaplan@va.gov

Background

Gary B. Kaplan, M.D. is the Director of Mental Health of the VA Boston Healthcare System and a Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Psychology at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical training at Hahnemann University School of Medicine. His residency training in Psychiatry at Tufts-New England Medical Center was followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Kaplan had served as Chief of the Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service at the Providence VA Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Professor and Molecular Pharmacology at Brown Medical School. Kaplan has established a national reputation as a preclinical and clinical researcher in the area of the neurobiology of addiction. His basic research examines the role of midbrain neurotransmitter systems on motivational neural circuitry and behavior in opiate addiction models. His clinical research examines the psychopharmacology of co-morbid addictive disorders in schizophrenia. He has been a teacher for undergraduates, medical students and residents in areas of psychiatry, neuroscience and pharmacology. He has also achieved national recognition for teaching in psychiatry and neuroscience via the publication of an important textbook with American Psychiatric Press Inc.

 

Positions and Honors

 

Postdoctoral Training:

1983-1986

Resident in Psychiatry (PGY1-PGY3), Tufts University School of Medicine & New England Medical Center

1986-1987

Chief Resident(PGY4), Tufts University School of Medicine & New England Medical Center

1987-1989

Research Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology (PGY5-6), Tufts University School of Medicine & New England Medical Center

Licensure and Certification:

1983

Massachusetts License (No 54034)

1988

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Diplomate (No 30661)

Appointments:

1989-1991

Staff Physician, Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA

1989-1991

Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

1989-1991

Research Associate, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

1989-1991

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

1991-1995

Career Development Research Associate, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI

1991-2000

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

1993-2005

Graduate Training, Faculty, Dept of Neuroscience Brown University, Providence, RI

1993-2005

Graduate Training, Faculty & Core Faculty, Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI

1994-2005

Director of Training and Education, Mental Health Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI

1995-2000

Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, Mental Health Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI

1995-2005

Graduate Training, Faculty, Dept of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology, Brown University, Providence, RI

1996-2002

Adjunct Faculty in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Rhode Island, North Kingston, RI

1999-2005

Faculty, Brain Science Program, Brown University, Providence, RI

2000-2005

Chief, Mental Health, Service Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI

2000-2005

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

2000-2005

Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology, Brown Medical School, Providence ,RI

2005-

Director, Mental Health Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston MA

2005-

Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2006-

Chief, Psychiatry Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA

2006-

Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

2007-

Professor of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA