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Ramin Parsey Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Della Pietra Family Chair in Biomedical Imaging, Professor or Radiology, Director of PET Research, Co-Director of Neuroscience Institute Psychiatry Renaissance School of Medicine


Ramin Parsey, a “biological psychiatrist,” focuses on depression and dementia, utilizing novel tools of positron emission tomography (PET) and other cutting-edge brain imaging technologies. Ramin serves as a grant reviewer for the NIH Extramural Program for Autism Center Grants, the NIH Intramural Psychiatry Program, and for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention . Ramin will continue to pursue his PET and other studies of the mechanisms by which antidepressants work, and to identify biomarkers of successful treatment.


  • Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, Duke University School of Medicine
  • MD and PhD, University of Maryland