Dost Ongur, M.D., Ph.D.

Dost Ongur, M.D., Ph.D.


Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division
McLean Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Harvard University

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Öngür obtained his MD/PhD at Washington University in St.Louis and his adult psychiatry residency training at the MGH/McLean program. He is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Psychotic Disorders Division at McLean Hospital. His research is funded by the NIMH and focuses on MRI studies of brain abnormalities in individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and related conditions as well as on the cardiovascular health of these patients. In recent years he has had a special focus on abnormal brain bioenergetics and white matter integrity as pathophysiologic factors in these common and severe conditions.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities and research, Dr. Öngür has received awards for his teaching and mentorship and holds a K24 award from the NIMH.

NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 2004, Independent Investigator 2013