McLean Hospital Psychiatrist Receives Prestigious Award

July 20, 2000 -- Belmont, MA -- Paul Barreira, MD, chief of Community Clinical Services and director of Medical Education at McLean Hospital, has received the prestigious Lilo McMillan Award from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). Former Deputy Commissioner of Clinical and Professional Services for DMH, Barreira was honored recently at the third annual DMH Commissioner’s Reception.

The award is presented annually to a person who best reflects the values and qualities held by the late Lilo McMillan of Ayer, a visionary, an activist and a long-time advocate for mental health services.

“Paul’s exemplary work in establishing clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults, his leadership of an interagency team to develop and implement a community-based treatment program for individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance disorders, and his work in promoting closer coordination of medical and psychiatric care for the mentally ill are among his lasting legacies at the department,” said Marylou Sudders, DMH commissioner.

Barreira is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine internship at Hartford Hospital and his adult psychiatry residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. During the 1980s, Barreira was a staff psychiatrist at McLean. He rejoined the hospital in his current role in April.