A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Öngür obtained his M.D./Ph.D. degree from Washington University in St.Louis in 2000 and completed his psychiatric residency training at the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry program. He is currently the Chief of the Psychotic Disorders Division, responsible for all clinical services serving patients with psychotic disorders including a first episode psychosis subspecialty program. In addition to his clinical work, he receives funding from the National Institute of Mental Health for clinical and brain imaging research in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He is the PI of a P50 Center grant from the NIMH focused on early psychosis research. He is the William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of more than 190 articles on research into neurobiology, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. He has won awards from the Harvard Medical School for his teaching and mentoring. He is the Editor in Chief of JAMA Psychiatry, a premier journal in the field. He is also a fellow of the ACNP and the APA, and a member of the NARSAD Scientific Council.