Ciraulo, Domenic, MD

Director of Alcohol Pharmacotherapy Research
Center for Addiction Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. Ciraulo has been Professor and Chairman of the Division of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in Chief at Boston Medical Center since 1996. He leads a research team that studies alcoholism and addiction. Research support for his work has been provided by NIAAA, NIDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. His research in alcoholism and addiction has focused on medication development, the interaction of psychosocial therapy and medication therapy, neuroimaging, and clinical psychopharmacology. 

Dr. Ciraulo has served on several national committees, including FDA advisory panels, NIH scientific review groups, and the American Psychiatry Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 

Dr. Ciraulo has authored or co-authored more than one hundred fifty papers and book chapters and co-edited five books. He is also a Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Lecturer in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Tufts University School of Medicine. He was formerly a Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts (1992-96). He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975 and was a psychiatric resident at the Institute of Living (1975-77) and Chief Resident of the Somatic Therapies Unit, Clinical Fellow Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center (1977-78). 

Dr. Ciraulo's expertise includes: Clinical pharmacology of addictive disorders; Non-invasive brain stimulation; Medication development.