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 Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also the Director of the Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research at UCSD focusing on psychosis in late-life, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Jeste obtained his medical education in Poona, and psychiatry training in Bombay, India. In the USA, he completed his 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 the NIMH before moving to San Diego.
Dr. Jeste is the Principal Investigator on several research and training grants. He has published six books, and over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and books. He is the past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry (WCCBP), and the Founding President of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and has received several awards including:
He has written articles in supplements to Time and Esquire, has been interviewed on the National Public Radio, and has been cited in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and Reader’s Digest. He is in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors”--comprising less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers of the last two decades.