S. Charles Schulz, MD

S. Charles Schulz, MD

Dr. S. Charles Schulz, M.D. performed his undergraduate training at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, he attended UCLA for Medical School and his psychiatric residency training. Dr. Schulz then became a clinical associate at the National Institute of Mental Health where he worked in the Biological Psychiatry Branch at the Clinical Center.

From NIMH, Dr. Schulz moved to the Medical College of Virginia where he founded the Schizophrenia Program. His research interests focused on neuropsychiatric studies of teenagers suffering from schizophrenia, including CT scan research. He worked on the research team that demonstrated the efficacy of the “low-dose neuroleptic” strategy for borderline personality disorder. In 1983, he became Medical Director of the Schizophrenia Module at University of Pittsburgh where his research focused on treatment-refractory schizophrenia.

In 1986, he moved to the NIMH extramural program where he contributed to the National Plan on Schizophrenia Research and became Chief of the Schizophrenia Research Branch. Along with Dr. Carol Tamminga, he started the biennial International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Also, he received a Public Health Service Medal of Commendation for initiating the Public Academic Liaison (PAL) program.

Dr Schulz was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland from 1989-1999. His research interests were MRI imaging in adolescents with schizophrenia and bipolar illness. He was active in clinical trails with antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder.

Since 1999, Dr. Schulz has been Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. In 2007, he was awarded the Donald W. Hastings Endowed Chair. His research work has continued in psychopharmacology and brain imaging of schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. He is active in community work with People, Inc., SAVE, and NAMI. He is the author of over 140 refereed journal articles and six books.