The MENTOR Network

Clinical Advisory Council

Edwin Mikkelsen, M.D.

Dr. Mikkelsen is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a consultant to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Department of Developmental Services. He is Board Certified in both Adult and Child Psychiatry and has served as an Examiner for both Boards since 1980. He has also served as a consultant to numerous state and national organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. Dr. Mikkelsen received Massachusetts’ Department of Developmental Services Special Recognition for Human Rights Advocacy in 2000, the Institute on Dual Diagnosis Award of Excellence for “exemplary innovations in thought and practice regarding people who have dual diagnosis” and the American Psychiatric Association’s 2003 Frank J. Menolascino Award in recognition of his contributions to providing psychiatric services for persons with developmental disabilities. In 2014 he received the Alan Crocker “Health Services Award” from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. He is also a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Dr. Mikkelsen maintains a bibliography of more than 100 professional publications and three books including The Rational Use of Psychotropic Medication in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. He has been the Medical Director for The MENTOR Network since 1990.