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Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Gur is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • eLAP Services
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • NJ Medicaid
  • 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

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


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 Division
3400 Spruce Street, 10th Floor Gates Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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

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