Taub Institute: Genomics Core


Columbia University
Medical Center
Neurological Institute

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

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About Us

Taub Faculty

Devangere P. Devanand, M.D.

Devangere P. Devanand, M.D.

Professor, Clinical Psychiatry in Neurology

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

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

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

Dr. D. P. Devanand is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. 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, and Yale University School of Medicine. 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 Co-Director of the Memory Disorders Center, and Co-Director of the Late Life Depression Clinic, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His research studies involve Alzheimer’s disease, geriatric depression and electroconvulsive therapy. His research has helped define the clinical features and treatment response in elderly patients with chronic mild to moderate depression, or dysthymic disorder.

He pioneered studies on the interface between depression and cognitive impairment in the elderly, and he is also known for his research into early diagnostic markers of Alzheimer’s disease and the treatment of behavioral complications in Alzheimer’s disease. 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 published over 180 research papers and articles, and is the author of three books.

Education and Training:

Medical School: Christian Medical College, M.D., 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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