• Current Title: Professor of Psychiatry
  • Job Field: Mental Health Care
  • Years of Experience: 12+ Years
  • I am interested In: Consulting
  • I’m currently: Currently Working
  • Willing to Relocate: No
  • Willing to Travel: Do not mind travelling
  • Highest Education: Doctorate
  • Current Career Level: Senior
  • Work Authorization: US Citizen

Dr. David Herzog


Boston-area resident Dr. David Herzog has 37 years of experience in child and adult psychiatry, with much of his career focused on the causalities and treatments of eating disorders. Currently, Dr. David Herzog is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where he began teaching in 1978 as an Instructor. He served as the Director of the Eating Disorders Unit within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) from 1981-2005. Dr. David Herzog began his career after earning his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. Following the completion of his residency in pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Boston City Hospital, he went on to complete a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Judge Baker Guidance Center and then a residency in adult psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Herzog has been awarded Fellow membership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association. In addition, he founded the MGH Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders, where he and a team of experts investigated the course and outcome of eating disorders. He also mentored emerging scientists, and advocated for greater public awareness of these serious illnesses. As an internationally recognized expert on eating disorders, Dr. David Herzog has traveled globally to present at seminars and conferences and he has participated in a number of peer-review editorial boards for major medical and research publications. Dr. Herzog also chaired the Annual Public Forum on Media and Body Image, held at Harvard University from 1997 to 2012.


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rutgers University, Graduated June 1966


Major-Biological Sciences

Employment History

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Professor of Psychiatry January 1978Present

Professor of Psychiatry

Professional Skills

Psychiatry: Expert

Hobbies & Interests