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.  

Paul G. Simeone, PhD, MA
Executive Director

Paul SimeonePaul Simeone, PhD, is the Executive Director of PHS. Before coming to PHS, he was the VP & Chief Medical Executive of Behavioral Health at Lee Health in Southwest Florida, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine. Prior to this, he was Associate Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at The Cambridge Health Alliance and maintained a private independent practice in Belmont, Mass.

He received his MA in experimental psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from The Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in New York.

He completed his clinical training at The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass., where he was a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was also awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in HMO Mental Health at Harvard Community Health Plan, where, as a staff member, he held a variety of clinical, leadership and teaching positions. As a psychologist at McLean-Massachusetts General Hospital he joined the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has taught at HMS and at other institutions for the last 30 years. His clinical & academic interests include: integrative models of evidenced-based/informed psychotherapy, cultural aspects of psychopathology and normal functioning, and population health and wellness, especially in the health care provider community.

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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