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Work experience

Sep 1990Present

Psychiatric Consultant

Arbour Senior Care


Jan 1966Jan 1970


University of Southern California
Sep 1964Jun 1966


Tufts University


Golf, Kayaking, Hiking, Bicycling, Skiing, Occasional Performing in Wellesley Musicals, Singing with a Cappella Men's Group


Dr. Robert Ferrell maintains psychiatric practices in the Massachusetts communities of Newburyport and Wellesley, while also performing as a Psychiatric Consultant at Arbour Senior Care, in Rockland, a role he has held for more than a decade. Catering to a geriatric population, he evaluates and treats those diagnosed with psychiatric conditions. Robert Ferrell, MD, tends to these patients in a range of settings, including rehabilitation centers, day treatment clinics, and long-term care facilities. Previously, Dr. Robert Ferrell held appointments as Chief of Consultation Service and Unit Psychiatrist at Tewksbury State Hospital, in Tewksbury. For nine years, he directed a 20-bed inpatient unit and coordinated a team that evaluated and treated public health patients. Under his leadership, the unit updated its counseling approach, using cognitive-behavioral methods to improve an individual’s coping skills.During this period and earlier, Dr. Robert Ferrell divided his time among several medical facilities. Beginning in 1990, he consulted for Gilead House, in Haverhill. The following year, he also took on a consulting role at Turning Point, Inc., Newburyport, and acted as Medical Director of the Acute Unit at Northampton State Hospital, in Northampton. Earlier, he spent nine years as Director of Psychiatric Service at Anna Jacques Hospital, in Newburyport.Apart from his extensive clinical career, Robert Ferrell, MD, conducted research many years ago while completing psychiatric residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston. His paper, “Living or Dying, Adaptation to Hemodialysis,” was reviewed in Medicine, and “Attitude Of Psychiatric Residents Toward Patient Requests,” was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. During this time, he also developed a training manual for psychiatry residents.