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Tyson, John, MD

Assistant in Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Program
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Tyson is Assistant in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Tyson is a graduate of the Massachusetts General/Mclean Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and did his adult psychiatry training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, in Boston, MA. Dr. Tyson is a graduate of the the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program in Medical Education.

Following fellowship, Dr. Tyson joined the staff of the MGH First Episode and Early Psychosis Program and the Acute Psychiatry Service. In these roles, Dr. Tyson is responsible for direct clinical care of complex patients as well as supervision and teaching of adult psychiatry residents, child psychiatry fellows, medical students, and psychology trainees.

Dr. Tyson has lectured locally and regionally to residents, fellows, medical students, and university health systems on first episode psychosis, emergency psychiatry, and diagnostic phenomenology of psychotic disorders. His clinical and research interests include diagnostic assessments of adolescents with psychosis, phenomenology of schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and prevention and resilience enhancement in those at risk for severe mental illness.