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Davangere P. Devanand, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology, Columbia University

Davangere P. Devanand MD

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology

Columbia University


Davangere P. Devanand, M.D., is Division Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He is also Co-Director of the Memory Disorders Center, and Co-Director of the Late Life Depression Clinic, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Devanand completed medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore, in India, and trained in psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India. He finished psychiatry residency training at S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, and Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a clinical research fellowship at Columbia University, and has continued on the faculty at Columbia University since 1987.

His investigations involve Alzheimer’s disease and depression in the elderly. He has been principal investigator on several research grants from the National Institute of Aging and the National Institute of Mental Health. He has also been funded by the Alzheimer’s Association, NARSAD, and the Dana Foundation. He has received the International Psychogeriatrics Association Research Award and the Indo-American Psychiatric Association scientific research award.

Dr. Devanand has published over 200 research papers and articles, and is the author of three books.

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