Dr. Bukstein is currently Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Boston in March 2016, Dr Bukstein spent several years in Houston, Texas at the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center in Houston where he was Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and at DePelchin Children’s Center where he was Medical Director. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and has a master’s degree in public health from the UT- Houston. He has over 30 years of practice experience with particular clinical and research expertise in treating youth with substance use disorders, and other disruptive behavior disorders. Dr Bukstein has a substantial academic record, having authored or co-authored over 150 papers, chapters, or books and has received funding by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.
Dr. Bukstein spent 28 years at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) and the University Of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he achieved the rank of Professor of Psychiatry. He is presently co-chair of the Committee on Quality Issues, the component of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry that develops clinical practice guidelines for professionals treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.