Andrew A Nierenberg


Dr. Andrew A Nierenberg


Massachusetts General Hospital

Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Training and Education, MGH Research Institute
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Professional Interests

Pharmacologic treatment and course of bipolar disorder. Comparative effectiveness studies. Phenomenology, longitudinal course, and treatment of mood disorders.

Research and Collaboration
BMSAdvisorClinical trial servicesConsulting Fees
GenentechAdvisory Board MemberBreakthrough medicines for major diseases of the nervous system.Consulting Fees
GSKPreceptorTherapies for the treatment or prevention of bipolar depression.Consulting Fees
NaurexScientific Advisory Panel MemberTherapies for depression and other diseases of the central nervous systemConsulting Fees
RidgeClinical Advisory Board MemberIn-vitro diagnostic studiesConsulting Fees
SunovianConsultantConsulting Fees
SunovianConsultantConsulting Fees
TakedaConsulting and speakingResearch and education programsConsulting Fees
Professional Highlights
Clinical Role (01/01/2014)

First incumbent of the MGH Thomas P. Hackett, MD, Endowed Chair in Psychiatry.


Dr. Nierenberg is Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, and Associate Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University followed by a residency in psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Hospital and then became a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University. In 1992, he joined the Psychiatry Department at MGH. Dr. Nierenberg has published over 400 papers and has been listed in The Best Doctors in America for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in every edition since 1994. In 2000, he was awarded the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award by the National Depression and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA). In 2013, Dr. Nierenberg was awarded the prestigious Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Colvin Prize for outstanding achievement in mood disorders research. In 2014, he was listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thompson Reuters in recognition of ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited papers in psychiatry worldwide, was awarded the Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award from the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, and awarded the Exceptional Mentorship in the Research Arena Award at MGH.