- Staff Psychiatrist, Brockton, MA VA Medical Center
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School & Associate Chief of Psychiatry, VA Boston Healthcare System; Director, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Programs and Emergency and Consultation Services, Mental Health Service, VA Boston Healthcare System
Ronald J. Gurrera, M.D. has been on the medical staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Brockton, MA since 1986. He is the Associate Chief of Psychiatry and Director, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Programs and Emergency and Consultation Services in the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Gurrera is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and completed his post-graduate training as a Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief Resident, Affective Disorders Unit at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA.
Dr. Gurrera’s major research interest is in clinical psychopharmacology, in particular the neuroleptic malignant syndrome and he has published numerous original research reports and a series of papers that advance an original hypothesis regarding the pathophysiology of the disorder. His clinical research in this area is recognized at national and international levels. In addition, he has a major research interest in the neurobiological substrates of personality and has published a series of reports describing associations between behavioral and personality measures and a variety of neurobiological variables including sensory evoked potentials, auditory event-related cortical potentials, cognitive performance, and quantitative neuroimaging measures.
Dr. Gurrera is a member of the editorial board of several medical journals and is the recipient of numerous awards.