Taub Institute: Genomics Core


Columbia University
Irving Medical Center
Neurological Institute

710 West 168th Street, 3rd floor
(212) 305-1818

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About Us

Taub Faculty

Devangere P. Devanand, MBBS, MD

Davangere P. Devanand, MBBS, MD

Professor of Psychiatry (in Neurology and in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) at CUMC

Co-Director, Memory Disorders Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Co-Director, Late Life Depression Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Email: dpd3@cumc.columbia.edu
Tel: 646-774-8658

Dr. D. P. Devanand is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center. He 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 completed psychiatry residency training at S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, and Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He then did a clinical research fellowship in Biological Psychiatry at Columbia University, and has continued on the faculty at Columbia University since 1987. Currently, he is Director of the DIvision of Geriatric Psychiatry, Co-Director of the Memory Disorders Center, and Co-Director of the Adult and Late Life Depression Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His research studies involve Alzheimer's disease and geriatric depression.

His research helped to 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. He has published research articles in major journals including a landmark study on antipsychotic discontinuation in Alzheimer's disease in the New England Journal of Medicine, and articles in several journals including JAMA, Annals of Neurology, Neurology, Archives of General Psychiatry, and American Journal of Psychiatry. 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 Department of Defense, Alzheimer's Association, NARSAD, and the Dana Foundation.

He has received the International Psychogeriatric Association Research Award, the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Distinguished Investigator Award, and the American Psychiatric Association Jack Weinberg Memorial Award in geriatric psychiatry. He has published over 275 research papers and articles, and is the author of three books.

Education and Training:

Medical School: Christian Medical College, MD, 1979
Internship: SUNY UpState Medical Center, Psychiatry, 1980 - 1981
Residency: Yale, Psychiatry, 1982 - 1984
Fellowship: Columbia University, Psychiatry Affective Disorders, 1985 - 1987
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Subspeciality Certifications: Geriatric Psychiatry


  • Neuropsychiatry/Cognitive Disorders
  • Depression

Contact Information:

NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room Annex 425 Unit/Box:126
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032

Phone: 646-774-8658
Fax: 646-774-6398

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