David DeMaso

David DeMaso, MD

Psychiatrist-in-Chief; Chairman, The Leon Eisenberg Chair in Psychiatry; Director, Office of Clinician Support

George P. Gardner & Olga E. Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry & Professor of Pediatrics; Harvard Medical School

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Physically Ill Children
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Child Mental Health Advocacy

Departments

  • Psychiatry

Programs

  • Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Service
  • Office of Clinician Support
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-6724 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education

Education

Massachusetts General Hospital, 1975-1976

Boston, MA

Univ. of Michigan Medical School, 1975

Ann Arbor, MI

Children's Hospital Boston, 07/78 to 06/80

Boston, MA

Children's Hospital Boston, 07/80 to 06/81

Certifications

  • Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Publications

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  1. Levine A, Keljo D, DeMaso D, Bousvaros A, Szigethy E. O-017 YI Inflammatory Versus Non-inflammatory Predictors of Specific Depressive Symptoms in a Large Pediatric Cohort with IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Mar; 22 Suppl 1:S6.
  2. Bellinger DC, Watson CG, Rivkin MJ, Robertson RL, Roberts AE, Stopp C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Bernson D, DeMaso DR, Wypij D, Newburger JW. Neuropsychological Status and Structural Brain Imaging in Adolescents With Single Ventricle Who Underwent the Fontan Procedure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Dec; 4(12).
  3. Szigethy E, Youk AO, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Bujoreanu SI, Weisz J, Fairclough D, Ducharme P, Jones N, Lotrich F, Keljo D, Srinath A, Bousvaros A, Kupfer D, DeMaso DR. Effect of 2 psychotherapies on depression and disease activity in pediatric Crohn's disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Jun; 21(6):1321-8.
  4. Holland JE, DeMaso DR, Rosoklija I, Johnson KL, Manning D, Bellows AL, Bauer SB. Self-cathing experience journal: Enhancing the patient and family experience in clean intermittent catheterization. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug; 11(4):187.e1-6.
  5. Cassidy AR, White MT, DeMaso DR, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC. Executive Function in Children and Adolescents with Critical Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2015 Jan; 21(1):34-49.
  6. Neal AE, Stopp C, Wypij D, Bellinger DC, Dunbar-Masterson C, DeMaso DR, Newburger JW. Predictors of health-related quality of life in adolescents with tetralogy of Fallot. J Pediatr. 2015 Jan; 166(1):132-8.
  7. Rollins CK, Watson CG, Asaro LA, Wypij D, Vajapeyam S, Bellinger DC, DeMaso DR, Robertson RL, Newburger JW, Rivkin MJ. White matter microstructure and cognition in adolescents with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 165(5):936-44.e1-2.
  8. Srinath AI, Goyal A, Zimmerman LA, Newara MC, Kirshner MA, McCarthy FN, Keljo D, Binion D, Bousvaros A, DeMaso DR, Youk A, Szigethy EM. Predictors of abdominal pain in depressed pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2014 Aug; 20(8):1329-40.
  9. DeMaso DR, Labella M, Taylor GA, Forbes PW, Stopp C, Bellinger DC, Rivkin MJ, Wypij D, Newburger JW. Psychiatric disorders and function in adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries. J Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 165(4):760-6.
  10. Mullen MP, DeMaso DR. Response. Chest. 2014 Jun; 145(6):1439.
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  12. Szigethy E, Bujoreanu SI, Youk AO, Weisz J, Benhayon D, Fairclough D, Ducharme P, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Keljo D, Srinath A, Bousvaros A, Kirshner M, Newara M, Kupfer D, DeMaso DR. Randomized efficacy trial of two psychotherapies for depression in youth with inflammatory bowel disease. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Jul; 53(7):726-35.
  13. Clark JG, Srinath AI, Youk AO, Kirshner MA, McCarthy FN, Keljo DJ, Bousvaros A, DeMaso DR, Szigethy EM. Predictors of depression in youth with Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May; 58(5):569-73.
  14. Szigethy EM, Youk AO, Benhayon D, Fairclough DL, Newara MC, Kirshner MA, Bujoreanu SI, Mrakotsky C, Bousvaros A, Srinath AI, Keljo DJ, Kupfer DJ, DeMaso DR. Depression subtypes in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May; 58(5):574-81.
  15. Webster G, Panek KA, Labella M, Taylor GA, Gauvreau K, Cecchin F, Martuscello M, Walsh EP, Berul CI, DeMaso DR. Psychiatric functioning and quality of life in young patients with cardiac rhythm devices. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 133(4):e964-72.
  16. Bellinger DC, Rivkin MJ, DeMaso D, Robertson RL, Stopp C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Wypij D, Newburger JW. Adolescents with tetralogy of Fallot: neuropsychological assessment and structural brain imaging. Cardiol Young. 2015 Feb; 25(2):338-47.
  17. Mullen MP, Andrus J, Labella MH, Forbes PW, Rao S, McSweeney JE, Kulik TJ, DeMaso DR. Quality of life and parental adjustment in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Chest. 2014 Feb; 145(2):237-44.
  18. DeMaso DR, Snell C. Promoting coping in children facing pediatric surgery. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 Aug; 22(3):134-8.
  19. DeMaso DR, Bujoreanu IS. Enhancing working relationships between parents and surgeons. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013 Aug; 22(3):139-43.
  20. Kitts RL, Gallagher K, Ibeziako P, Bujoreanu S, Garcia G, Demaso DR. Parent and young adult satisfaction with psychiatry consultation services in a children's hospital. Psychosomatics. 2013 Nov-Dec; 54(6):575-84.
  21. Rivkin MJ, Watson CG, Scoppettuolo LA, Wypij D, Vajapeyam S, Bellinger DC, DeMaso DR, Robertson RL, Newburger JW. Adolescents with D-transposition of the great arteries repaired in early infancy demonstrate reduced white matter microstructure associated with clinical risk factors. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep; 146(3):543-9.e1.
  22. Mezzacappa E, Hamoda HM, DeMaso DR. Promoting scholarship during child and adolescent psychiatry residency. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Nov 1; 36(6):443-7.
  23. Thompson RD, Craig A, Crawford EA, Fairclough D, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Bousvaros A, Noll RB, DeMaso DR, Szigethy E. Longitudinal results of cognitive behavioral treatment for youths with inflammatory bowel disease and depressive symptoms. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2012 Sep; 19(3):329-37.
  24. Ibeziako PI, Belfer ML, Demaso DR. Implementing a global child mental health observership program in a children's hospital: lessons learned. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 1; 36(4):330-4.
  25. Thompson RD, Craig AE, Mrakotsky C, Bousvaros A, DeMaso DR, Szigethy E. Using the Children's Depression Inventory in youth with inflammatory bowel disease: support for a physical illness-related factor. Compr Psychiatry. 2012 Nov; 53(8):1194-9.
  26. Bellinger DC, Wypij D, Rivkin MJ, DeMaso DR, Robertson RL, Dunbar-Masterson C, Rappaport LA, Wernovsky G, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries corrected with the arterial switch procedure: neuropsychological assessment and structural brain imaging. Circulation. 2011 Sep 20; 124(12):1361-9.
  27. Bujoreanu IS, Ibeziako P, Demaso DR. Psychiatric concerns in pediatric epilepsy. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Aug; 58(4):973-88, xii.
  28. Hamoda HM, Bauer MS, DeMaso DR, Sanders KM, Mezzacappa E. A competency-based model for research training during psychiatry residency. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2011 Mar-Apr; 19(2):78-85.
  29. Coakley RM, Forbes PW, Kelley SD, Lebovidge J, Beasley P, Demaso DR, Waber DP. Family functioning and posttraumatic stress symptoms in youth and their parents after unintentional pediatric injury. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Dec; 23(6):807-10.
  30. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Whitney J, Waber D, Forbes P, Hsin O, Faraone SV, Dodds A, Rao S, Mrakotsky C, Macmillan C, Demaso DR, de Moor C, Torres A, Bourgeois B, Biederman J. Adaptive phase I study of OROS methylphenidate treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Jul; 18(3):229-37.
  31. Bujoreanu IS, Ibeziako P, DeMaso DR. Psychiatric concerns in pediatric epilepsy. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2010 Apr; 19(2):371-86, x.
  32. Bers MU, Beals LM, Chau C, Satoh K, Blume ED, DeMaso DR, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Use of a virtual community as a psychosocial support system in pediatric transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Mar; 14(2):261-7.
  33. Shaw RJ, DeMaso DR (editors). Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine. 2010.
  34. Goldman S, Demaso DR, Kemler B. Psychiatry morbidity and mortality rounds: implementation and impact. Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Sep-Oct; 33(5):383-8.
  35. DeMaso DR, Martini DR, Cahen LA, Bukstein O, Walter HJ, Benson S, Chrisman A, Farchione T, Hamilton J, Keable H, Kinlan J, Schoettle U, Siegel M, Stock S, Ptakowski KK, Medicus J. Practice parameter for the psychiatric assessment and management of physically ill children and adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009 Feb; 48(2):213-33.
  36. Szigethy E, Craig AE, Iobst EA, Grand RJ, Keljo D, DeMaso D, Noll R. Profile of depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: implications for treatment. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009 Jan; 15(1):69-74.
  37. DeMaso DR, Neto LB, Hirshberg J. Psychological and quality-of-life issues in the young patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Jan; 6(1):130-2.
  38. Rosenberg E, DeMaso DR. A doubtful guest: managed care and mental health. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2008 Jan; 17(1):53-66, viii-ix.
  39. Shaw RJ, Dayal S, Hartman JK, DeMaso DR. Factitious disorder by proxy: pediatric condition falsification. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2008; 16(4):215-24.
  40. Szigethy E, Kenney E, Carpenter J, Hardy DM, Fairclough D, Bousvaros A, Keljo D, Weisz J, Beardslee WR, Noll R, DeMaso DR. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease and subsyndromal depression. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 Oct; 46(10):1290-8.
  41. Zuckerman ML, Vaughan BL, Whitney J, Dodds A, Yakhkind A, MacMillan C, Raches D, Pravdova I, DeMaso DR, Beardslee WR, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Tolerability of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in thirty-nine children under age seven: a retrospective chart review. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2007 Apr; 17(2):165-74.
  42. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Dodds A, Whitney J, MacMillan C, Waber D, Faraone SV, Boyer K, Mrakotsky C, DeMaso D, Bourgeois B, Biederman J. Psychiatric disorders and behavioral characteristics of pediatric patients with both epilepsy and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Epilepsy Behav. 2007 May; 10(3):384-8.
  43. Mrakotsky C, Masek B, Biederman J, Raches D, Hsin O, Forbes P, de Moor C, DeMaso DR, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Prospective open-label pilot trial of mirtazapine in children and adolescents with social phobia. J Anxiety Disord. 2008; 22(1):88-97.
  44. Farley LM, DeMaso DR, D'Angelo E, Kinnamon C, Bastardi H, Hill CE, Blume ED, Logan DE. Parenting stress and parental post-traumatic stress disorder in families after pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Feb; 26(2):120-6.
  45. Szigethy E, Carpenter J, Baum E, Kenney E, Baptista-Neto L, Beardslee WR, Demaso DR. Case study: longitudinal treatment of adolescents with depression and inflammatory bowel disease. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Apr; 45(4):396-400.
  46. Demaso DR, Marcus NE, Kinnamon C, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Depression experience journal: a computer-based intervention for families facing childhood depression. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Feb; 45(2):158-65.
  47. Shaw RJ, DeMaso DR. Clinical Manual of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine. Mental Health Consultation With Physically Ill Children and Adolescents. 2006.
  48. Szigethy E, Whitton SW, Levy-Warren A, DeMaso DR, Weisz J, Beardslee WR. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: a pilot study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2004 Dec; 43(12):1469-77.
  49. DeMaso DR, Douglas Kelley S, Bastardi H, O'Brien P, Blume ED. The longitudinal impact of psychological functioning, medical severity, and family functioning in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Apr; 23(4):473-80.
  50. DeMaso DR, Lauretti A, Spieth L, van der Feen JR, Jay KS, Gauvreau K, Walsh EP, Berul CI. Psychosocial factors and quality of life in children and adolescents with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Mar 1; 93(5):582-7.
  51. Bers MU, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Demaso DR. Use of a computer-based application in a pediatric hemodialysis unit: a pilot study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003 Apr; 42(4):493-6.
  52. Bromberg JI, Beasley PJ, D'Angelo EJ, Landzberg M, DeMaso DR. Depression and anxiety in adults with congenital heart disease: a pilot study. Heart Lung. 2003 Mar-Apr; 32(2):105-10.
  53. Friedman RA, Walsh EP, Silka MJ, Calkins H, Stevenson WG, Rhodes LA, Deal BJ, Wolff GS, Demaso DR, Hanisch D, Van Hare GF. NASPE Expert Consensus Conference: Radiofrequency catheter ablation in children with and without congenital heart disease. Report of the writing committee. North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2002 Jun; 25(6):1000-17.
  54. Szigethy EM, Ruiz P, DeMaso DR, Shapiro F, Beardslee WR. Consultation-liaison psychiatry: a longitudinal and integrated approach. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Mar; 159(3):373-8.
  55. Bers MU, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, DeMaso DR. Future of technology to augment patient support in hospitals. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002; 80:231-44.
  56. Cesena M, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Szigethy E, Kohlenberg TM, DeMaso DR. A case series of eight aggressive young children treated with risperidone. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2002; 12(4):337-45.
  57. Kelley SD, Van Horn M, DeMaso DR. Using process evaluation to describe a hospital-based clinic for children coping with medical stressors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2001 Oct-Nov; 26(7):407-15.
  58. Van Horn M, DeMaso DR, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Erickson JD. Illness-related concerns of mothers of children with congenital heart disease. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2001 Jul; 40(7):847-54.
  59. Hagan JF, Coleman WL, Foy JM, Goldson E, Navarro A, Tanner JL, Tolmas HC, Armstrong FD, DeMaso DR, Longstaffe S, Gilbertson P, Cohen GJ, Smith K. The prenatal visit. Pediatrics. 2001 Jun; 107(6):1456-8.
  60. Bers MU, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Raches D, DeMaso DR. Zora: a pilot virtual community in the pediatric dialysis unit. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2001; 84(Pt 1):800-4.
  61. Laussen PC, Murphy JA, Zurakowski D, Sullivan LJ, McGowan FX, Demaso DR. Bispectral index monitoring in children undergoing mild hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass. Paediatr Anaesth. 2001; 11(5):567-73.
  62. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, DeMaso DR, Irwin C, Steingard RJ, Kohane IS, Beardslee WR. Implementation of an electronic medical record system in a pediatric psychopharmacology program. Int J Med Inform. 2000 Jul; 57(2-3):109-16.
  63. DeMaso DR, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Erickson JD, Grimes VP, Strohecker C. The experience journal: a computer-based intervention for families facing congenital heart disease. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2000 Jun; 39(6):727-34.
  64. DeMaso DR, Spratt EG, Vaughan BL, D'Angelo EJ, Van der Feen JR, Walsh E. Psychological functioning in children and adolescents undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation. Psychosomatics. 2000 Mar-Apr; 41(2):134-9.
  65. Laussen PC, Bichell DP, McGowan FX, Zurakowski D, DeMaso DR, del Nido PJ. Postoperative recovery in children after minimum versus full-length sternotomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Feb; 69(2):591-6.
  66. Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Bromley D, Strohecker C, Marks J, DeMaso DR, Ackermann E, Gibson S, Shen C, Umaschi M. Experience journals: using computers to share personal stories about illness and medical intervention. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998; 52 Pt 2:1325-9.
  67. DeMaso DR, Meyer EC, Beasley PJ. What do I say to my surviving children? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997 Sep; 36(9):1299-302.
  68. Lee DO, Helmers SL, Steingard RJ, DeMaso DR. Case study: seizure disorder presenting as panic disorder with agoraphobia. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997 Sep; 36(9):1295-8.
  69. Steingard RJ, Zimnitzky B, DeMaso DR, Bauman ML, Bucci JP. Sertraline treatment of transition-associated anxiety and agitation in children with autistic disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 1997; 7(1):9-15.
  70. DeMaso DR, Meyer EC. A psychiatric consultant's survival guide to the pediatric intensive care unit. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1996 Oct; 35(10):1411-3.
  71. Zimnitzky BM, DeMaso DR, Steingard RJ. Use of risperidone in psychotic disorder following ischemic brain damage. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 1996; 6(1):75-8.
  72. DeMaso DR, Twente AW, Spratt EG, O'Brien P. Impact of psychologic functioning, medical severity, and family functioning in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1995 Nov-Dec; 14(6 Pt 1):1102-8.
  73. Steingard RJ, DeMaso DR, Goldman SJ, Shorrock KL, Bucci JP. Current perspectives on the pharmacotherapy of depressive disorders in children and adolescents. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 1995 Mar-Apr; 2(6):313-26.
  74. Campis LB, DeMaso DR, Twente AW. The role of maternal factors in the adaptation of children with craniofacial disfigurement. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 1995 Jan; 32(1):55-61.
  75. DeMaso DR, Ross L, Beardslee WR. Depressive disorders and suicidal intent in adolescent suicide attempters. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1994 Apr; 15(2):74-7.
  76. Steingard RJ, Goldberg M, Lee D, DeMaso DR. Adjunctive clonazepam treatment of tic symptoms in children with comorbid tic disorders and ADHD. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1994 Mar-Apr; 33(3):394-9.
  77. Goldman SJ, D'Angelo EJ, DeMaso DR. Psychopathology in the families of children and adolescents with borderline personality disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Dec; 150(12):1832-5.
  78. Campis LB, Hebden-Curtis J, DeMaso DR. Developmental differences in detection and disclosure of sexual abuse. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1993 Sep; 32(5):920-4.
  79. Goldman SJ, D'Angelo EJ, DeMaso DR, Mezzacappa E. Physical and sexual abuse histories among children with borderline personality disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1992 Dec; 149(12):1723-6.
  80. Woodbury MM, DeMaso DR, Goldman SJ. An integrated medical and psychiatric approach to conversion symptoms in a four-year-old. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1992 Nov; 31(6):1095-7.
  81. DeMaso DR, Mezzacappa E, Goldman SJ. Recruitment and training of child and adolescent psychiatry residents from pediatrics. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1992 Nov; 31(6):1100-4.
  82. DeMaso DR, Campis LK, Wypij D, Bertram S, Lipshitz M, Freed M. The impact of maternal perceptions and medical severity on the adjustment of children with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr Psychol. 1991 Apr; 16(2):137-49.
  83. DeMaso DR, Beardslee WR, Silbert AR, Fyler DC. Psychological functioning in children with cyanotic heart defects. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1990 Dec; 11(6):289-94.
  84. DeMaso DR, Masek BJ, Wentzel K, Lang P. Depression in a pediatric intensive care unit nursing staff. Crit Care Med. 1990 Jun; 18(6):669-72.
  85. Koocher GP, DeMaso DR. Children's competence to consent to medical procedures. Pediatrician. 1990; 17(2):68-73.
  86. DeMaso DR, Hunter TA. Combining fluoxetine with desipramine. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1990 Jan; 29(1):151.
  87. Beardslee WR, DeMaso DR. Staff groups in a pediatric hospital: content and coping. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1982 Oct; 52(4):712-8.
  88. Braasch ER, Demaso DR. Effect of electroconvulsive therapy on serum isoenzymes. Am J Psychiatry. 1980 May; 137(5):625-6.
  89. Melges FT, DeMaso DR. Grief-resolution therapy: reliving, revising, and revisiting. Am J Psychother. 1980 Jan; 34(1):51-61.
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