Prof. Perry F. Renshaw, PhD

  • PhD in Biophysics

Perry Renshaw, MD, PhD, MBA, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He also completed his PhD in Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA at the McCallum Graduate School of Business, Bentley College, in Waltham, MA. Dr. Renshaw serves as the Medical Director of the VISN 19 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

His training as a biophysicist and psychiatrist has led to a primary research interest in the use of multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) neuroimaging to identify changes in brain chemistry associated with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse.

Over the past 20 years, he has conducted more than 1,000 MRS brain scans of individuals with mood disorders, with the goal of characterizing the cross-sectional and longitudinal alterations in brain chemistry associated with mood disorders and their treatment.

As Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, he has a notable publication record having served as an author on more than 300 publications. His research projects have been funded by the NIH for 18 years, including a NIDA K05 and a collaborative R01 grant.

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