Lisa Zakhary, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Center for OCD and Related Disorders
Director of Psychopharmacology, Excoriation Clinic and Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
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 an Assistant Professor of 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.