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Craig Surman MD

Craig Surman, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and for over a decade has been the Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The Program has helped develop several current treatments for ADHD that are widely in use.

Dr. Surman is co-author of the self-help book FAST MINDS: What to Do if You Have ADHD Or Think You Might, to be published this Spring. This book offers adults with ADHD or people that care about them to implement personalized strategies based in the latest clinical science. He also recently organized an international collaboration to educate clinicians on best treatments for adults ADHD, to be published this Spring as A Practical Guide to the Management of ADHD in Adults.  He is a member of the Professional Advisory Board to Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(CHADD).

Dr. Surman trained at Harvard Medical School, studying Psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Program, and Neuropsychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Surman has directed or facilitated over forty studies related to ADHD in adults.  His work has demonstrated the broad impact of ADHD on daily life, including its impact on sleep, eating patterns, and emotions.  He has studied several treatments for ADHD with his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital, including medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and nutritional supplement interventions. He teaches courses on management of ADHD, and presnts his research, nationally and internationally.  His work has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry. He directs education on treatment of ADHD for psychiatrists in training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and lectures to teaches doctors in training at Harvard Medical School and other institutions.