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Dr. Biederman is Chief of the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of the Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical and Research Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders at MGH, and the MGH Trustees Endowed Chair in Pediatric Psychopharmacology. He is a professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Biederman is Board Certified in General and Child Psychiatry. 

He has been the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Blanche Ittelson Award for Excellence in Child Psychiatric Research, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Charlotte Norbert Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement. He has been inducted into the CHADD “Hall of Fame”. Dr Biederman has also been selected every year since its inception into the “The Best Doctors in America” compilation of the best physicians in the country, and was recently named among the top 1% of psychiatrists by US News and World Report.

Dr. Biederman has been a mentor to more than 15 junior investigators in the field. He is on the editorial board of multiple journals, a reviewer for many Psychiatric journals, and has served as a grant reviewer in the Child Psychopathology and Treatment Review Committee of the NIMH. Dr. Biederman is the author and co-author over 800 scientific articles, 650 scientific abstracts, and 70 book chapters. 

Dr. Biederman was the recipient of the 2002 NARSAD Senior Investigator award. From 2005-2018, Dr. Biederman was Chair of the Special Section on ADHD at the World Psychiatric Association. He was also selected by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Awards committee as the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research. In 2007, Dr. Biederman received the Excellence in Research Award from the New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was also awarded the Mentorship Award from the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2008, the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry awarded him the William A. Schonfeld Award for outstanding achievement, excellence and dedication throughout his career in Psychiatry. In 2009, Dr. Biederman received a Distinguished Service Award for dedication to the optimal care of children with psychiatric disorders and devotion to residency education, awarded by the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency. In 2018, Dr. Biederman was elected President of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders.

In October 2007, Dr. Biederman was ranked as the second highest producer of high-impact papers in psychiatry overall throughout the world with 229 papers cited a total of 6769 times over the previous 10 years as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). The same organization ranked Dr. Biederman at #1 in terms of total citations to his papers published on ADD/ADHD in the past decade. Thompson Reuters named Dr. Biederman on their list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, as ranking in the top 1% by citations for the field of psychiatry. Clarivate Analytics has named Dr. Biederman a Highly Cited Researcher each year since 2014. Dr. Biederman's work is supported by multiple federal and pharmaceutical industry grants.