Lawrence R. Herz, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Lawrence Herz


Dr. Herz is a general adult psychiatrist who has spent most of his career working with veterans. He has been the principal evaluations clinic psychiatrist and Chief of General Outpatient Mental Health at the Bedford VAH for 20 years. Recently, he became Acting Chief of Psychiatry. Dr. Herz is the director of the Bedford VAH MH Grand Rounds (a Boston Univeristy CME series).
After training in Psychiatry at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine (BUSM), Dr. Herz completed a fellowship in Clinical Geriatrics and Gerontology. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at BUSM, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Dr. Herz’s other professional interests include research in antipsychotic therapy, geriatric psychiatry, psychiatric nosology, chronobiology, and sleep medicine.

Other Positions

  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp



  • University of Kentucky, MD
  • Harvard College, BA


  • Published on 6/20/2018

    Bormann JE, Thorp SR, Smith E, Glickman M, Beck D, Plumb D, Zhao S, Ackland PE, Rodgers CS, Heppner P, Herz LR, Elwy AR. Individual Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Using Mantram Repetition: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Psychiatry. 2018 10 01; 175(10):979-988. PMID: 29921143.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Osei-Bonsu PE, Bolton RE, Wiltsey Stirman S, Eisen SV, Herz L, Pellowe ME. Mental Health Providers' Decision-Making Around the Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment for PTSD. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr; 44(2):213-223. PMID: 26743770.

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  • Published on 10/1/2015

    Stankiewicz BW, Smith EG, Herz L. Brief CBT and Suicide Risk: Ruling Out Nonspecific Effects of Individual Therapy. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 172(10):1022. PMID: 26423482.

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  • Published on 7/17/2012

    Osei-Bonsu PE, Spiro A, Schultz MR, Ryabchenko KA, Smith E, Herz L, Eisen SV. Is DSM-IV criterion A2 associated with PTSD diagnosis and symptom severity? J Trauma Stress. 2012 Aug; 25(4):368-75. PMID: 22806767.

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  • Published on 4/19/2011

    Kalman D, Herz L, Monti P, Kahler CW, Mooney M, Rodrigues S, O'Connor K. Incremental efficacy of adding bupropion to the nicotine patch for smoking cessation in smokers with a recent history of alcohol dependence: results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Nov 1; 118(2-3):111-8. PMID: 21507585.

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  • Published on 4/1/2011

    Eisen SV, Bottonari KA, Glickman ME, Spiro A, Schultz MR, Herz L, Rosenheck R, Rofman ES. The incremental value of self-reported mental health measures in predicting functional outcomes of veterans. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2011 Apr; 38(2):170-90. PMID: 21191819.

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  • Published on 10/12/2009

    Ren XS, Herz L, Qian S, Smith E, Kazis LE. Measurement of treatment adherence with antipsychotic agents in patients with schizophrenia. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2009; 5:491-8. PMID: 19851516.

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  • Published on 6/1/2006

    Sloan KL, Montez-Rath ME, Spiro A, Christiansen CL, Loveland S, Shokeen P, Herz L, Eisen S, Breckenridge JN, Rosen AK. Development and validation of a psychiatric case-mix system. Med Care. 2006 Jun; 44(6):568-80. PMID: 16708006.

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  • Published on 2/1/2006

    Ren XS, Qian S, Lee AF, Herz L, Miller DR, Kazis LE. Treatment persistence: a comparison among patients with schizophrenia who were initiated on atypical antipsychotic agents. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2006 Feb; 31(1):57-65. PMID: 16476121.

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  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Yu W, Ren XS, Lee AF, Herz L, Huang YH, Kazis LE. Association of co-morbidities with prescribing patterns and cost savings: olanzapine versus risperidone for schizophrenia. Pharmacoeconomics. 2006; 24(12):1233-48. PMID: 17129077.

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