Mr. Dilip Jeste

San Diego

Qualification - M.D., D.P.M.

Mobirise

About -

A global thought leader in the fields of psychiatry and aging,

Pioneering a new clinical approach to medicine, called “Positive Psychiatry”

Geriatric neuro-psychiatrist, who specializes in successful aging, neurobiology of wisdom as well as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in older adults.

Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care

Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences

Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging

University of California San Diego

Trustee for the Dr. N.S. Vahia Foundation, Mumbai

Privious Mentoring Experience -

 

Positions Held

1982‑1986    Chief, Unit on Movement Disorders and Dementias, Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. 20032

1984‑1986    Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

1986- Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurosciences, and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Program at the University of California San Diego

1998- Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry Division, University of California San Diego

2001- Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, University of CaliforniaSan Diego

2004- Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California San Diego

2004- Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California San Diego

2014- Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, University of California San Diego

Major Achievements

 

  1. A) Dilip Jeste is a Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He has been the only Asian-American to date, to preside over this organization, which was established by Benjamin Rush (one of the Founding Fathers of the US) in 1844 and is now the largest psychiatric society in the world, with nearly 40,000 psychiatrist members.
  2. B) He was also the President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry, and the Founding President of the International College of Geriatric Psycho-neuro-pharmacology.
  3. C) He was also the first psychiatrist of Indian descent to be elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
  4. D) He has published 12 books, more than 650 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and over 175 book chapters.
  5. E) He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America,” and also in the Institute for 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.
  6. F) He was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the flagship journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry for 15 years, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics, the flagship journal of the International Psychogeriatric Association.
  7. G) He has received numerous awards, including those from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Institute of Mental Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, Institute of Living, International Psychogeriatric Association, and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
  8. H) He has been the recipient of the award for Research in Psychiatry, the Jack Weinberg Memorial Award in Geriatric Psychiatry, and the George Tarjan Award for Outstanding Contributions from International Medical Graduate, given by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He is the only psychiatrist to receive all three of these APA awards

Special certifications, Honors

1988  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Merit Award

1991  Commendation for Dedicated Service, The American Legion, Veterans Affairs

1992  Listed in “The Best Doctors in America 1992-1996”, edited by Naifeh& Smith

1996  Senior Investigator Award from American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry

2002- National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)     Distinguished Investigator Award

2002  Institute for Scientific Information list of the “world’s most cited authors” comprised of fewer than 0.5% of all the publishing researchers of the previous two decades

2003  C. Charles Burlingame Award for from the Institute of Living, Hartford

2004    Asian Heritage Award for “Excellence in Science, Technology, and Research” from Asia: the Journal of Culture and Commerce

2004    Most Distinguished Physician Teacher / Researcher Award from the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

2005    Geriatric Research Award, American College of Psychiatrists

2005 & 2009   Distinguished Lecturer, American Psychiatric Association

2006    George Tarjan Award for Outstanding Contributions by International Medical Graduate, American Psychiatric Association

2006-      Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

  • Member, National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institutes of Health
  • Member, National Institutes of Health Council of Councils

2011        Lifetime Achievement Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness

2012        Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness

2013        Honorary Professor, Universidad PeruanaCayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

2015               TEDMED speaker

2016       Honorary Fellow, (the highest honor bestowed by) Royal College of Psychiatrists of the UK

Notable achievements.

1998-99          President, American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry

1999-2000      President, West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry

2001-03          Founding President, International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology

2001-2015      Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

2004               Visiting Professor, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

2007-09          President, American Psychiatric Association

2017               Editor-in-Chief, International Psychogeriatrics