Brookhaven Retreat is pleased to announce that Dr. Julia Wood will be joining our team as the new Medical Director. Dr. Julia Wood graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and McLean Hospital where she served as chief resident. During her training she was a part of The Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, providing evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, medication management during pregnancy and the postpartum period and mood changes associated with menopause. Following residency she served as an attending psychiatrist in the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Program at McLean Hospital and as an instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She continues to serve as an editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. Dr. Wood is passionate about women’s mental health and has a particular interest in working with trauma survivors and women with borderline personality disorder. She moved to Tennessee in July 2012 to be closer to family and to join the staff at Brookhaven Retreat.
As the new Medical Director, Dr. Wood will provide clinical leadership necessary to achieve Brookhaven Retreat’s mission and objectives. Also, she will be assisting with the overall Medical Quality management of the facility, providing leadership and guidance for physicians, allied staff and facility’s clinical staff.