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Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

J Wesley “Wes” Boyd, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and is the founder and co-director of the Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at CHA. He is also on the faculty of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.

At CHA Wes is a psychiatrist for one of the principle training and teaching teams and works closely with psychiatry residents and medical students, along with staff members and trainees in various other mental health disciplines. From 2004 until 2010, he served as an Associate Director for Physician Health Services (a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Medical Society) in Massachusetts, in which he met with, assessed, and oversaw treatment of physicians with mental health and substance abuse issues. From 2010 to 2013, he also worked in the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.


  • 2008–present
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • 2004–present
    Staff Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Allliance