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Davangere P. Devanand


Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Geriatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Dr. Davangere Devanand is a professor of psychiatry and neurology and the director of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. He received his medical degree at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, and completed his psychiatry residency training at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, and Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.

Dr. Devanand’s research has helped define the clinical features and treatment response in elderly patients with dysthymic disorder, a chronic depressive illness. He pioneered studies on the interface between depression and cognitive impairment in the elderly and is well known for his research into early diagnostic markers of Alzheimer’s disease and the treatment of psychosis and agitation in this disorder.

Dr. Devanand currently serves on 3 journal editorial boards and is an associate editor for a peer-reviewed journal. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications in major journals. In addition to his journal work, Dr. Devanand has written and co-written 3 books. He has been the principal investigator on research grants from the National Institute of Aging, National Institute of Mental Health, Alzheimer’s Association, NARSAD, and Dana Foundation.

Dr. Devanand has received several awards, including the International Psychogeriatrics Association Research Award in 1991, Indo-American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Scientist Award in 2000, American Psychiatric Association Jack Weinberg Memorial Award in Geriatric Psychiatry in 2014, American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Distinguished Investigator Award in 2015, and American College of Psychiatrists Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry in 2017.

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