BiographyDr. Lohr received his BA from the University of Chicago and MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. From there, he went to the University of Pittsburgh where he completed his residency in General Psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, and then completed a Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington DC. He joined the Department of Psychiatry faculty at UCSD in 1987, and for 12 years was the Chief of Psychiatry at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. For the last three years he has been Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, and Clinical Service Chief for the Department as well. He oversees the clinical operations for all mental health services at UCSD. He is also the Director of the Psychopharmacology Research Initiatives Center of Excellence (PRICE) in the Department of Psychiatry, which coordinates studies of psychotropic medications.
Research InterestsDr. Lohr’s primary research interest has been neuropsychiatric movement disorders and the major psychotic illnesses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He has been involved in studies of motor function, brain imaging, oxidative metabolism, and lateralized hemispheric functioning in these disorders, as well as studies of psychopharmacology and of healthcare systems and delivery.
Clinical FocusDr. Lohr’s primary clinical focus is on serious mental disorders, predominantly the major psychotic disorders of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder.