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Rauch, Paula, MD

Timothy Christopher Davidson Chair of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Founding Director, Marjorie E. Korff PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time) Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital


Paula Rauch, MD, is the Founding Director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) program. Dr. Rauch is a consultation child psychiatrist; she specializes in the impact of medical illness on families and on the emotional health and well-being of children.

Dr. Rauch has practiced at the MGH since 1982 and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the inaugural incumbent of the Timothy Christopher Davidson Chair of Psychiatry at the MGH.

Dr. Rauch has been honored with numerous clinical and teaching awards, including the Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award and the Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She co-authored the book Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick along with many chapters and journal articles.

Dr. Rauch graduated from Amherst College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her Psychiatry Residency at The Massachusetts General Hospital and her Child Psychiatry Fellowship at Cambridge Hospital. She is board certified in adult and in child and & adolescent psychiatry. She serves on the Science Advisory Board for the Military Child Education Coalition and as consultant to the PBS cartoon, Arthur. She is a trustee emerita at Amherst College.