2021 - Timothy Scarella, MD

Health Anxiety and ‘Unexplained’ Symptoms: A Useful Formulation

Timothy Scarella.

Tim Scarella, MD, is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a staff Psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, MA, and an Associate Training Director of the BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University and completed his residency in psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry program.

In addition to seeing patients on the Consultation Liaison and Ambulatory services at BIDMC, he teaches and supervises residents in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

He has been awarded the Henry G. Altman Award for excellence in medical education, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring at BIDMC, and the Faculty Teaching Award for the Harvard-Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program.

He has worked with residents on scholarly projects involving resident wellness and educational curricula. His main clinical interest is in the evaluation and treatment of health anxiety and somatic symptom disorders.