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Laszlo Gyulai, MD

Laszlo Gyulai, MD Physician

Director, Bipolar Disorders Unit Emeritus Associate Professor CE of Psychiatry

Languages spoken:

  • Hungarian

Dr. Gyulai is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Laszlo Gyulai

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2018

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psychiatry, 1991

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • eLAP Services
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Semmelweis Oorvostudomanyi Egyetem
Residency: Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Abbott Laboratories, Glaxo-Wellcome, Bristol-Meyers-Squibb, American Psychiatric Association, American Suicide Foundation, Data Monitoring Board for "Reducing the Efficacy-Effectiveness Gap in Bipolar Disorder" (P.I.: Dr. Mark S. Bauer), Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington D.C., Institutional Development Grant Program, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Society of Nuclear Medicine, Special Programs, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gyulai is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Gyulai, L., Bauer M., Bauer, M.S., Espana-Garcia, F, Whybrow, P.C.: Lithium challenge to the thyroid axis in rapid cycling bipolar affective disorder and healthy controls Biological Psychiatry 53 : 899-905,2003.

Gyulai L. Bowden CL. McElroy SL. Calabrese JR. Petty F. Swann AC. Chou JC. Wassef A. Risch CS. Hirschfeld RM. Nemeroff CB. Keck PE Jr. Evans DL. Wozniak PJ. : Maintenance efficacy of divalproex in the prevention of bipolar depression Neuropsychopharmacology 28 : 374-82,2003.

Gyulai, L., Bauer, M., Garcia-Espana, F., Hierholzer, J., Baumgartner, A., Whybrow, P.C.: Supressive doses of thyroxine and bone mineral density in pre- and postmenopasual women with affective disorder J. of Affective Disorders 66 : 185-191,2001.

Nemeroff, C., Evans, D., Gyulai, L., Sachs, G., Bowden, C., Young, M., Pitts, C., Oaks, R., Gergel, I.: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled comparison of imipramine and paroxetine in the treatment of bipolar depression American Journal of Psychiatry 158 : 906-912,2001.

Cory Newman, Noreen Reilly-Harrington, Laszlo Gyulai, Aaron T. Beck: Cognitive Therapy of Bipolar Disorder : 2001.

Bowden, C. H., Calabrese, J., McElroy, S., Gyulai, L., Wassef, A., Petty, F., Pope, HG., Chou C-Y., Keck, P., Rhodes, L., Swann, A., Hirschfeld, RM., Wozniak, P.: Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Divalproex Versus Lithium in Maintenance Therapy of Bipolar Disorder Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 57 : 481-489,2000.

Sachs GS. Printz DJ. Kahn DA. Carpenter D. Docherty JP. : The Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Medication Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 2000 Postgraduate Medicine : 1-104,2000.

Bauer, M, Berghoefer, A, Baumgartner, A, Gyulai, L, Whybrow, P.C.: T4 Enhancement in Bipolar and Unipolar Illness Neuropsychopharmacology 23 : S68,2000.

Hahn, C., Pawlyk A.C., Whybrow, P.C., Gyulai, L., Tejani-Butt, S.M.: Lithium Administration Affects Gene Expression of Thyroid Hormone Receptors in Rat Brain Life Sciences 64 (20): 1793-1802,1999.

Rapaport, M.H., Gyulai, L. Whybrow, P.C.: Immune Parameters in Rapid Cycling Bipolar patients Before and After Lithium Treatment J. Psychiatry Research 33 : 335-340,1999.

Academic Contact Info


Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-4387
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)