Claudia Epelbaum, MD
Dr. Claudia Epelbaum is originally from Argentina. She went to medical school at the University of Buenos Aires, where she graduated first in her class in 1996. Following medical school, she completed her residency training in Family Practice at the Hospital Italiano, University of Buenos Aires, in 2001. After she moved to the US, she completed a second residency in 2006 at Harvard Medical School's Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program, where she trained at Beth Israel, Brigham & Women's and Faulker Hospitals. After graduation from the Longwood Residency Program, Dr. Epelbaum joined Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) as an attending psychiatrist for six years, specializing in the treatment of cultural minority groups. She also performed educational duties as a supervisor and mentor for the CHA Harvard Integrated Clerkship, a program pursuant to which medical school students train with physicians in a clinical setting.
Dr. Epelbaum conducts research in association with the CHA faculty writing group (focusing on topics related to medical education), as well as the Center for Multicultural Research at CHA and Harvard Medical School. Her most recent publications can be found at the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and the Journal of Academic Psychiatry. She is also interviewed for television and radio, focusing on mental health in the Latino Community.
Dr. Epelbaum joined the staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in September 2012 as the Director of the Latino Mental Health Program and as a staff psychiatrist in the Cognitive Neurology Unit. In addition to her leadership responsabilities, Dr. Epelbaum offers psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment to both Latino and non-Latino patients in an outpatient setting. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and holds an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.