About Physician Health Services

Physician Health Services, Inc. (PHS), is a nonprofit corporation that was founded by the Massachusetts Medical Society to address issues of physician health. PHS is a confidential resource for physicians and medical students who may benefit from help addressing stress, burnout, work-life balance issues, and a variety of physical and behavioral health concerns that sometimes arise in today’s hectic health care environment. These include substance use difficulties, cognitive issues, psychiatric problems, the stress of medicolegal situations, and interpersonal challenges at work or at home. PHS provides resources to those who seek our services, and is designed to provide assessments and also monitor those in need for the recovery of substance use disorders, behavioral health concerns, occupational problems, or mental or physical illness.

Board of Directors

Glenn Pransky, MD, President, Chair
Patrick Aquino, MD 
Ronald Burt, MD
Jennifer Childs-Roshak, MD, MBA 
Lois Cornell
Deborah DeMarco, MD
John S. Hopkins, MD, MSPH 
Stephen Tosi, MD
Amanda von Horn, MD

Glenn Pransky, MD
President & Chair

Glenn Pransky, M.D.

Dr. Pransky is Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Quantitative Health Sciences, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and visiting lecturer at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts/Lowell. He is a senior editor for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. Dr. Pransky founded and directed the Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute from 1999-2017. His research group investigated disability prevention strategies, enhancing recovery in musculoskeletal disorders, work disability in older workers, and interventions to achieve safe, sustained return to work. Dr. Pransky is board certified in occupational medicine and internal medicine, and has co-authored over 130 articles in the scientific literature.  He has served on the PHS Clinical Advisory Committee since 1992, and chairs the PHS Impact and Research Committee.  

Bara Litman-Pike, PsyD.
Executive Director

Bara Litman-PikeDr. Litman-Pike, PsyD, joined the PHS team as Executive Director in April, 2019.  Dr. Litman-Pike, a clinical psychologist, brings a background in behavioral health, addiction, employee assistance, health promotion, and business.  As Vice President of Client Services in a national Employee Assistance Program (EAP), she developed a multi-state Impaired Pharmacist Program, did outreach and program development, was instrumental in increasing revenue through sales, and oversaw quality assurance and risk management.  Most recently, at MIT, she helped choose and launch the first external EAP at MIT, overseeing implementation, quality, and program promotion.  Dr. Litman-Pike has consulted to workplaces, including healthcare systems, on creating programs for safety sensitive positions, including DOT covered jobs, and drug-free workplaces, along with stress management and compassion fatigue assessment and training for healthcare professionals.  She was a Disaster Mental Health Volunteer and Team Lead for the Mass Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross from 2000 – 2013.  She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), now William James College.

Mark J. Albanese, MD
Medical Director

Mark J. Albanese, M.D.Mark Albanese, MD, is the Medical Director of PHS. Dr. Albanese is a graduate of Harvard College and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. He trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Prior to coming to PHS, Dr. Albanese was at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), where his roles included Director of Addictions and Director of Outpatient Psychiatry. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and continues to teach at CHA. He is a longtime MMS member and has also served on the PHS Clinical Advisory Committee for more than 20 years. Dr. Albanese is board-certified in both psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.

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