Dr. Post graduated from Yale University in 1964, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1968, and interned at the Einstein School of Medicine in 1969. His Psychiatry residency was completed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, NIMH, and George Washington University. He was Chief, Biological Psychiatry Branch for many of his 36 years at the NIMH where his research focused on better understanding and treating patients with refractory unipolar and bipolar illness. His group has won major awards from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, APA, ACNP, Anna Monika Foundation, NARSAD, NDMDA, and in 2010 NAMI.
He is on multiple editorial boards and has published more than 1,000 manuscripts. He is the author of a recent book entitled: “Treatment of Bipolar Illness: A Casebook for Clinicians and Patients” published by Norton in 2008, and editor of the Bipolar Network News (BNN), a quarterly newsletter available online at www.bipolarnews.org.