Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health


Michael E. Thase, MD

Michael Edward Thase, M.D., graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and is Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, where he directs the Mood and Anxiety Disorders section.  Dr. Thase is a member of the Corporal Michael Crescenz veterans Affairs Medical Center and is the Medical Director of Penn's Cohen Veterans Clinic.  His research explores the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, including studies of the differential therapeutics of both depression and bipolar affective disorder.  Dr. Thase published nearly 700 papers in peer reviewed journals and had authored or co-authored 16 books.  A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Thase is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Network of Depression Centers, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and the President Elect of the American Society of the Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Raquel E. Gur, MD PhD

The study of brain and behavior in schizophrenia across the lifespan has been the mission of Dr. Gur's career.  She is the Karl and Linda Rickels Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research Development and, Director of the Lifespan Brain Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  She holds secondary professorial appointments at the school in Neurology and Radiology.  Dr. Gur has served as President of the Society for Biological Psychiatry and of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

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