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About Jack

Jack Turban MD is a medical writer and resident child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. His research and writing focuses on children’s mental health, with a focus on pediatric gender identity. Dr. Turban’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, The Journal of Neurosurgery, Scientific Reports, and KevinMD among others. He has provided interviews and technical consulting to VogueABC’s 20/20 with Diane SawyerMedscape, and NBC News. 

Dr. Turban graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in neurobiology before becoming the resident director of the Harvard neuroscience abroad program in Italy. He earned his MD and MHS degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow and graduated with highest honors. He is currently a resident child and adolescent psychiatrist at The Massachusetts General Hospital & McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School).

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