Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD
Medical Director, MGH OCD and Related Disorders Program
Director of Psychopharmacology, MGH Excoriation Clinic and Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Lisa Zakhary is the Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) OCD and Related Disorders Program and Director of Pharmacology in the MGH Excoriation Clinic and Research Unit. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her general adult psychiatry residency at MGH/McLean. Additionally, she earned a Ph.D. in molecular neurobiology and completed the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute Fellowship during her medical training. She is Assistant in Psychiatry at MGH and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She specializes in providing medication treatments to individuals with OCD and related disorders. Additionally, Dr. Zakhary has a special interest in psychodermatology and as a resident, co-founded the MGH Comprehensive Skin Management Clinic, a psychiatry/dermatology clinic providing multi-disciplinary treatment to individuals with a variety of psychodermatologic conditions including compulsive skin picking, trichotillomania, and body dysmorphic disorder. As staff, she continues to explore ways to optimize psychodermatologic treatment through collaboration, education, and research. Her current research is focused on evaluating novel treatments for trichotillomania.