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Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD

Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD Physician

Director, Neuropsychiatry Program
Karl and Linda Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Radiology

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Gur is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Psychiatry

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 10 Gates 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 866-301-4PBH (4724)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • CVS Health
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine

Education and Training

Residency: Alameda County Mental Health Services
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Neurology, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2000), American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, APA/NIMH DSM-V Research Planning Neuroscience Work Group (1999-present), Imaging and Treating the Human Brain: Ethical and Social Implications, The Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania (2000), Institute of Medicine, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (1998-present), MacArthur Foundation Network I Scientific Core Group (1988-1993), NIH Co-Chair of Neuroscience and Behavior Working Group, Beyond Hunt Valley: Research on Women's’ Health for the 21st century (1996), NIMH Clinical Centers and Special Projects Review Committee (1991-1995), NIMH Intramural Research Program Planning Committee (1996), NIMH National Plan for Schizophrenia Research (1988), NIMH Psychopathology and Clinical Biology Study Section (1982-1986), NIMH Psychopathology and Clinical Biology Study Section (1987-1991), Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, Society for Neuroscience, Society of Biological Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Neuroimaging Center (1994), University of Pittsburgh Neuroscience Center (1995),

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gur is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Gunning-Dixon FM, Gur RC, Perkins AC, Schroeder L, Turner T, Turetsky BI, Chan RM, Loughead JW, Alsop DC, Maldjian J, Gur RE: Age-related differences in brain activation during emotional face processing Neurobiology of Aging 24 : 285-295,2003.

Ragland JD, Moelter ST, McGrath C, Hill SK, Gur RE, Bilker WB, Siegel Sj, Gur RC: Levels –of-processing effect on word recognition in schizophrenia Biological Psychiatry : 2003.

Turetsky BI, Moberg PJ, Owzar K, Johnson SC, Doty RL, Gur RE: Physiological Impairment of Olfactory Stimulus Processing in Schizophrenia Biological Psychiatry : 2003.

Bilker WB, Brensinger C, Kurtz MM, Kohler CK, Gur RC, Siegel SJ, Gur RE: Development of an abbreviated schizophrenia quality of life scale using a new method Neuropsychopharmacology : 2003.

Turetsky BI, Moberg PJ, Arnold SE, Doty RL, Gur RE: Reduced olfactory bulb volume in 1st-degree relatives of patients with schizophrenia American Journal of Psychiatry 160 : 703-708,2003.

Siegel SJ, Connolly P, Liang Y, Lenox RH, Gur RE, Bilker WB, Kanes SJ, Turetsky BI: The effects of strain, novelty and NMDA blockade on auditory evoked potentials in mice: Novelty related auditory evoked potentials in mice Neuropsychopharmacology 28 : 675-682,2003.

Gur RC, Gur RE: Neuroimaging applications in the elderly American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 10 : 5-11,2002.

Gur RC, Schroeder L, Turner T, McGrath C, Chan RM, Turetsky BI, Alsop D, Maldjian J, Gur RE: Brain activation during facial emotion processing NeuroImage 16 : 651-662,2002.

Gur RC, Sara R, Hagendoorn M, Marom O, Hughett P, Macy L, Turner T, Bajcsy R, Gur RE: A method for obtaining 3-dimensional facial expressions and its standardization for use in neurocognitive studies Journal of Neuroscience Methods 115 : 137-143,2002.

Gur RC, Gunning-Dixon FM, Turetsky BI, Bilker WB, Gur RE: Brain region and sex differences in age association with brain volume: A quantitative MRI study of healthy young adults American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 10 : 72-80,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatry Section
10 Gates Building
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-2915
Fax: (215) 662-7903
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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