Rauch, Paula, MD

Director, Family Program, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Founding Director, Majorie E. Korff PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time) Program Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Paula Rauch is the Founding Director for the Marjorie E. Korff PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time) Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Cancer Center. Dr. Rauch also serves as Director of the Family Support component of the Red Sox Foundation Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for veterans of lraq and Afghanistan and their fam ilies. She recently stepped down as Chief of the Child Psychiatry Consultation Service to Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital to devote more time to PACT and Home Base. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rauch has been honored with numerous awards throughout her distinguished career, including the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award in 2003, the Partner's in Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation, The Medical Economics Award for Doctors Who Go the Extra Mile and both teaching and mentoring awards from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is also the 2011 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation A ward recipient.

Upon graduating magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1977, Dr. Rauch was awarded the John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship for the Study of Medicine, prior to earning her medical degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Rauch completed her medical internship at Yale University, her Psychiatry residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rauch currently serves on the Amherst College Board of Trustees. She is married to Dr. Aubrey Dickman with whom she has three young adult children. Dr. Rauch is the co-author of "Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child when a Parent is Sick."