Paula K. Rauch M.D.
Paula K. Rauch MD is a consultation child psychiatrist who directs the Family Support Team of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. This program serves Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families through clinical care, education, and research. She is the founding director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Since 1997, this program has provided guidance to parents facing life threatening illness to enable them to support the emotional health of their children. She is well known for her outreach to families, hospitals, schools, and communities and her work with the media to support the mental health and well–being of children and adolescents.
Dr. Rauch has worked with children, teen and families at the Massachusetts General Hospital for more than 25 years. She is an associate professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in both adult and child psychiatry. She is a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Military Child Education Coalition and the Board of Trustees at Amherst College.
Dr. Rauch received the 2011 Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award. This American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry award acknowledges outstanding leadership and continuous contributions in the field of liaison child and adolescent psychiatry. She was the 2003 recipient of the Compassionate Caregiver of the Year award by the Schwartz Center. She is an author of many publications including the book Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College, received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and completed her residency and child fellowship at Harvard.
She and her husband are the parents of three adult children and a new granddaughter.