Tina Lusignolo, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry, Newton Wellesley Hospital
Curriculum development. Perception versus reality: Evaluation of resident understanding of ethical and legal issues in the practice of medicine
Dr. Tina Lusignolo is a consult and forensic psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Newton Wellesley Hospital and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lusignolo completed her undergraduate education in biochemistry at Boston College. Following graduation from Boston College, Dr. Lusignolo returned to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio and worked as an analytic chemist in medical nutritional research and development. Prior to starting medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Lusignolo lived in Houston, Texas and worked at a shelter for survivors of domestic violence from Central and South America. During her time at The Ohio State University, Dr. Lusignolo was active in areas of public health, including serving at the Columbus Free Clinic. Dr. Lusignolo also completed a research fellowship at University of California-Los Angeles in the Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine, sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research. She completed her clinical training during medical school at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and then returned to the Boston area to complete her psychiatry residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Training Program. She was selected to serve as chief resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center during her fourth year of psychiatry residency. Following her residency, Dr. Lusignolo completed training in forensic psychiatry at the nationally recognized program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Bridgewater State Hospital. She is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry with added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.
As a Rabkin Fellow, Dr. Lusignolo worked on a project examining psychiatric residents understanding of legal factors involved in psychiatric consultations.