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Timothy Scarella, M.D.


Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Boston, MA2016Residency in Psychiatry
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, ILMD2012Medicine
Trinity College, Hartford, CTBS2008Chemistry and Neuroscience
Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Faculty Teaching Award
BIDMC Department of Psychiatry Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship
Henry G. Altman Award for excellence in medical education
Harvard Medical School Teaching Award

Dr. Scarella is an instructor in psychiatry in the department of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a staff psychiatrist on the Consultation-Liaison and Ambulatory Psychiatry services in the hospital, and is an Associate Program Director for the BIDMC-Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program. His clinical interests include somatic symptom disorders, illness anxiety, and functional neurologic disorder. Other interests include physician wellness and curricular development for graduate medical education.

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  1. Wu A, Parris RS, Scarella TM, Tibbles CD, Torous J, Hill KP. What gets resident physicians stressed and how would they prefer to be supported? A best-worst scaling study. Postgrad Med J. 2021 Nov 22. PMID: 34810273.
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  2. Wu A, Radhakrishnan V, Targan E, Scarella TM, Torous J, Hill KP. Self-Reported Preferences for Help-Seeking and Barriers to Using Mental Health Supports Among Internal Medicine Residents: Exploratory Use of an Econometric Best-Worst Scaling Framework for Gathering Physician Wellness Preferences. JMIR Med Educ. 2021 Oct 06; 7(4):e28623. PMID: 34612838.
  3. Scarella TM, Boland RJ, Barsky AJ. Illness Anxiety Disorder: Psychopathology, Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics, and Treatment. Psychosom Med. 2019 06; 81(5):398-407. PMID: 30920464.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Scarella, Timothy M. "Somatoform Disorders". Neurology and Psychiatry in Women: A Guide to Gender-based Issues in Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Ed. by O'Neal MA. 2019; 47-67.
  5. Scarella TM, Teslyar P. Prolonged Psychosis With Catatonia due to 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Bromoamphetamine: Case Report and Literature Review. Psychosomatics. 2019 Nov - Dec; 60(6):599-602. PMID: 30583875.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Scarella, TM. Switching Methods to Avoid Impasses: A Potential Problem with Psychotherapy Training in Residency Education. American Journal of Psychiatry Resident's Journal. 2017; 12(3):2.
  7. Scarella TM, Franzen JR. Case report: Improvement in dissociative symptoms with mixed amphetamine salts. J Trauma Dissociation. 2017 Oct-Dec; 18(5):649-662. PMID: 27841738.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Scarella TM, Nelligan J, Roberts J, Boland RJ. Effect of call organization on burnout and quality of life in psychiatry residents. Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Feb; 25:27-30. PMID: 28262169.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Scarella, TM. How Old Are You: A Dilemma in Gratification for Psychiatry Residents Learning Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Contemporary Psychotherapy. 2016; 14:1-14.
  10. Scarella TM, Laferton JA, Ahern DK, Fallon BA, Barsky A. The Relationship of Hypochondriasis to Anxiety, Depressive, and Somatoform Disorders. Psychosomatics. 2016 Mar-Apr; 57(2):200-7. PMID: 26785798.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Scarella, TM. "Substance Abuse and Dependence", in First Aid for the Neurology Boards 2nd Edition. Ed. Raffi M and Cochrane T. 2015.
  12. Scarella TM. "Anxiety and Related Disorders" in First Aid for the Neurology Boards 2nd Edition. Ed. Raffi M and Cochrane T. 2015.
  13. Scarella T, Macken MP, Gerard E, Schuele SU. Psychogenic gelastic seizures in a patient with hypothalamic hamartoma. Epileptic Disord. 2012 Jun; 14(2):187-9. PMID: 22595332.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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