Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar MD PhD
  • Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, MD PhD

    University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Psychiatry Office Address(es): Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic 3811 O'Hara Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Phone: (412) 624-1000

Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, MD PhD

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Psychiatry Office Address(es): Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic 3811 O'Hara Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Phone: (412) 624-1000

Profile:

University of Pittsburgh Physicians
Department of Psychiatry

Office Address(es):
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 624-1000

Specialty:
Psychiatry

Board Certifications:
Psychiatry

Education:
Christian Medical College, Vellore Tamilnadu, India
Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Residency:
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
Maudsley College Hospitals, London UK,

Fellowships:
University of London, London,

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Language (in addition to English): Bengali
Hindi
Marathi

Dr. Nimgaonkar currently heads the Cross-National Program in Genetic Epidemiology of Psychotic Disorders, which researches the genetics of psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and related illnesses.

With funds from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Nimgaonkar oversees several international research projects involving the recruitment of families with one of more ill persons, including large-scale studies in the United States, India and Canada. He also is working to expand collaborations established with investigators in Egypt and South Korea.

Dr. Nimgaonkar received his M.D. with honors from the University of Madras and his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford (UK). His clinical training includes residencies at the Maudsley Hospital, London, UK, and at WPIC. Dr. Nimgaonkar's post-doctoral work consisted of a fellowship in clinical and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Before joining the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor of psychiatry, Dr. Nimgaonkar was an honorary lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK. Since 1991, Dr. Nimgaonkar also has served as an associate professor of human genetics at the University of Pittsburgh.

A member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Dr. Nimgaonkar is the recipient of several honors, including a Rhodes scholarship, the National Institute of Mental Health Scientists Development Award for Clinicians (1992-1997) and the Independent Scientist Award (1998-2003).

Dr. Nimgaonkar's bibliography contains over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, review articles and abstracts.