Visiting Professor Lecture Series: ADHD and Substance Use Disorder – Tim Wilens, MD
ADHD and Substance Use Disorder: A Combustible Combo
- Understand relationship between ADHD and SUD.
- Learn strategies to treat individuals with ADHD and SUD.
- Learn about the misuse of stimulants.
About the Professor
Tim Wilens, MD
Dr. Timothy E. Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), (co) director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH, and the MGH Trustees Chair in Addiction Medicine. He is a professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Wilens earned his BS in literature, science, and arts at the University of Michigan Honors College and his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. His residency in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital under the auspices of Harvard Medical School. He is triple board certified in child/adolescent, adult, and addiction psychiatry.
Dr. Wilens’ research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders; embedded health care models, and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD across the lifespan. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, concerning these and related topics, in prestigious journals such as JAMA, American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. Dr. Wilens has also coedited/published more than 80 book chapters, 4 books, and 300 abstracts and presentations for national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Wilens is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), serves as the chair of new research and psychopharmacology committees for AACAP, is on the editorial boards or is a scientific reviewer for more than 35 journals, and is active in a number of other local and national professional societies.
Dr. Wilens is named consistently among “The Best of Boston” in Child/Adult Psychiatry and “The Best Doctors in America.”
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. These lectures are open to the public and are available live via webinar, but are not available for viewing after the event. Continuing medical education credits (CME) are offered for medical professionals through our partnership with Northwell Health.