Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar, M.D., Ph.D

Veterans Health Foundation

Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar, M.D., Ph.D


Dr. Nimgaonkar oversees research projects and research training in the United States, India and Egypt.  Dr. Nimgaonkar’ training includes Medicine (MBBS) from the University of Madras; Ph.D. (DPhil) from the University of Oxford, UK; psychiatric residency training at the Maudsley Hospital, London, UK, and post-doctoral training at the University of London, UK.  He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  Dr. Nimgaonkar has received a Rhodes scholarship, the Sir Dennis Hill Prize from the Institute of Psychiatry, London, the NIMH Independent Scientist Award, the Harry Levin Award for Clinical Excellence from Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and an Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Affiliations:

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Director, Program in Genetics and Psychoses, University of Pittsburgh
  • Associate Chief of Staff / Vice President, Behavioral Health, VA Pittsburgh

What are the most important questions that define your research program?

  • Causation and treatment of severe psychiatric illnesses, including genetic and environmental factors.

What are examples of technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  • Functional effects of identified risk factors using iPSC-based technologies.