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Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nimgaonkar also heads the Program in Genetics and Psychoses.  His research focus is on the causation of severe psychiatric illnesses, including genetic and environmental factors.  With funds from the NIH, Dr. Nimgaonkar oversees several international research projects, including large-scale studies in the United States, India and Egypt.  Dr. Nimgaonkar received his MD 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 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh.  Dr. Nimgaonkar’s post-doctoral work consisted of a fellowship in Molecular Biology at the University of London, UK.  He has also trained in Clinical and Molecular Genetics at 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 Sir Dennis Hill Prize, the NIMH Independent Scientist Award (1998-2003), the Harry Levin Award for Clinical Excellence (WPIC, 2000) and an Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2006).



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