David W Volk, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Neuroscience
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCPsychiatry

Research Interests

Schizophrenia; Neuroscience
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Volk DW. Role of microglia disturbances and immune-related marker abnormalities in cortical circuitry dysfunction in schizophrenia. Neurobiology of Disease,99:58-65, 2017(11): 1112-1121, 2015
  2. Volk DW, Huang Y, Edelson JR, Sampson AR, & Lewis DA. Cortical GABA markers identify a molecular subtype of psychotic and bipolar disorders. Psychological Medicine, 46(12):2501-2512, 2016.
  3. Volk DW, Edelson JR, & Lewis DA. Altered expression of developmental regulators of parvalbumin and somatostatin neurons in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 177(1-3):3-9, 2016
  4. Volk DW, Chitrapu A, Edelson JR, Roman KM, Morocco AE, & Lewis DA. Molecular mechanisms and timing of cortical immune activation in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172(11): 1112-1121, 2015
  5. Volk DW, Matsubara T, Li S, Sengupta EJ, Georgiev D, Minabe Y, Sampson A, Hashimoto T, & Lewis DA. Deficits in transcriptional regulators of cortical parvalbumin neurons in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169(10):1082-1091, 2012

Clinical Interests

Emergency psychiatric services

Education Interests

Research training for residents; Emergency psychiatric services