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Dost Öngür, MD, PhD

Dost Öngür, MD, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:

Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division; Director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program

Harvard Medical School Title:

Associate Professor of Psychiatry


A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Öngür has a background in neuroscience and clinical psychiatry. He is currently the chief of the Psychotic Disorders Division, responsible for two inpatient units, a residential facility, and a specialty outpatient clinic. In addition to his clinical work, he receives funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and others for his research using brain imaging techniques to study chemical abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Dr. Öngür is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of more than 80 articles on research into the neurobiology of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He has won awards from Harvard Medical School for his teaching of medical students and residents and for mentoring, and also serves as the associate editor of JAMA Psychiatry, a premier journal in the field.

  • 1992 BA, Oberlin College
  • 1994 MS in Neuroscience, Yale University
  • 2000 MD, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2001-2004 Resident in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
  • 2000-2001 Medicine Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital/Mt. Auburn Hospital
Board Certifications:

  • 2002 Massachusetts Medical License Registration
  • 2005 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


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