Training Directors


Christie Sams, MD
Director

csams@bidmc.harvard.edu

Christie L. Sams, MD is the Director of BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

Dr. Sams is a graduate of Brown University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed residency at the Harvard Longwood Residency Training Program, of which BIDMC was a core institution, in 2000. She completed the Adams House Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship at the Faulkner Hospital and currently is a candidate at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She became associate training director of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in 2002 and has served as the Director of Residency Training for Harvard Longwood since 2011. She was recently awarded the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society's Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education and maintains a private practice in general psychiatry and psychotherapy.



Christine E. Wittmann, MD
Associate Training Director

cwittman@bidmc.harvard.edu

Christine E. Wittmann, MD, is an Associate Training Director of the BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She has been the Associate Training Director of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 2012. Dr. Wittmann is a graduate of Yale University and of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained in general psychiatry at the Columbia University Residency Training Program, and in child psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital program. She maintains a private practice, where she works with both children and adults.


Timothy M. Scarella, MD
Associate Training Director

tscarell@bidmc.harvard.edu

Tim Scarella, MD, is an Associate Training Director of BIDMC-HPRTP. He graduated the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in 2016. During his residency, he served as the program chief resident, completed the Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and was the recipient of the Henry G. Altman Award for excellence in medical education and the Harvard Medical School Teaching Award. He is also a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to his role in the residency administration, he sees patients on the ambulatory and consultation/liaison services at BIDMC and has a small private practice providing both medication management and psychotherapy.‚Äč