Davangere Devanand, MD, Chief
The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry was formed in early 2007 after the former Department of Biological Psychiatry was split into the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Division of Brain Stimulation. The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry is engaged in a wide range of preclinical and clinical research efforts focused on investigational studies and somatic therapies in geriatric psychiatry. These include the operation of three outpatient research clinics: Late Life Depression Clinic, Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, and Memory Disorders Center. The department has laboratories for the study of psychiatric treatments in preclinical models, laboratories and research projects in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and is about to begin a program in deep brain stimulation (DBS).