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Sherry R. Winternitz, MD

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, is the clinical director of both the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Program and the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program. She began her career as a cardiologist before coming to Boston to pursue training in psychiatry, where she completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center and joined the faculty there upon completion of her training. It was during this time that she developed an interest in working with patients with trauma-related illness. Dr. Winternitz came to McLean in 1998 to work in the trauma program and assumed her current role in 2004. She provides clinical and administrative oversight for the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Inpatient Program and for the Hill Center for Women.

Dr. Winternitz is currently a co-investigator on a research project led by Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD. This study is designed to evaluate the neurobiological basis of traumatic dissociation utilizing structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and genetic analysis.