Dr. Russell L. Margolis is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Margolis received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and completed residency training in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in neurobiology at the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Margolis serves as Clinical Director of the Schizophrenia Center, Director of the Schizoaffective Disorder Precision Medicine Center of Excellence, and Director of the Laboratory of Genetic Neurobiology. He treats patients at the Johns Hopkins inpatient Schizophrenia Unit and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic, and teaches students at all levels. He also provides consultative second opinion evaluations for individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and related conditions.
His research interests include the pathogenesis of hereditary neurodegenerative disorders (including two discovered by his group), the phenotypic features that may distinguish different subtypes of schizophrenia, the application of advanced neuroimaging to schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, and the application of neurogenetic techniques to characterize the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.