ABOUT DILIP JESTE
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. is the Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also the Director of the Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research at UCSD, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry.
Dr. Jeste obtained his medical education in Poona, and psychiatry training in Bombay, India. In the USA, he completed psychiatry residency at Cornell University, and Neurology residency at George Washington University. He was a research fellow, and later, Chief of the Units on Movement Disorders and Dementias at NIMH before joining UCSD.
Dr. Jeste has been Principal Investigator on a number of research and training grants. He has published 11 books, and over 550 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 125 invited book chapters. He is:
Dr. Jeste is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and was a member of the National Mental Health Advisory Council and the NIH Council of Councils. He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and has been in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors”--comprising less than 0.5% percent of all publishing researchers of the previous two decades.
Dr. Jeste has received many awards including:
Additionally, he has received awards from the American College of Psychiatrists, International Psychogeriatric Association, Universities of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Maryland, and from Weill Cornell Medical College, Beth Israel Hospital, NY, and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.