About Daniel Carlat, MD


University of California, San Francisco


Massachusetts General Hospital


Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Board Certification


Hospital Affiliations

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, MelroseWakefield Hospital

Dr. Carlat is a renowned expert and accomplished speaker who has held several hospital and academic appointments, including his recent role as associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2011, he was named as the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and from 2012-2014 he served as director of the prescription project of the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington D.C.

Dr. Carlat is probably best known in the psychiatry field for his publications, including as founder and publisher of three popular newsletters: The Carlat Psychiatry Report, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, and The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report. He is the author of Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice and a well-known The New York Times Magazine article entitled 'Dr. Drug Rep’ that was selected for Harper Perennial's Best Science Writing 2008 anthology and became the basis of his book, Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry - A Doctor's Revelations about a Profession in Crisis.

Contact Info

  • Office Locations:
  • Medical 6
    MelroseWakefield Hospital, 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA 02176
  • 781-979-3836

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