Paul M. Morrissey, MD
Dr. Paul Morrissey is a board certified psychiatrist, who provides evaluation and treatment for Boston Center for Memory (BCM) patients with behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia. He has special interest in the science of resilience, person-centered care, the recovery model, and assisting patients in recognizing, building, and using their own strengths to overcome challenges and achieve goals.
After graduating from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree, he earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating summa cum laude. He was an intern in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medical Residency Program, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s’ Hospital. He completed the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, where he was a chief resident in the Clinical Neurosciences Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and he was involved in PTSD research.
Dr. Morrissey served as a United States Army officer and physician, taking care of Active Duty Service Members, their families, and military retirees. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he led combat stress control teams at forward operating bases, bringing care to Soldiers immediately following serious events, and helping them with behavioral problems arising during their deployments. He rose to the rank of Colonel, served in a variety of leadership posts including Chief Medical Officer, and as a senior teacher and faculty member in the Tripler Army Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program in Honolulu, and in the Army Medical Department Center and School program, educating new Army substance use disorder doctors. He retired after 28 years of service and returned to his home state of Massachusetts.
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, received the Order of Military Merit, the “A” Proficiency Designator” Award, and the Department of Defense Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.