Pioneer researcher on dementia and Alzheimers
Constantine Lyketsos is a researcher on Alzheimers and related dementias. He is a world expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimers and related dementias and has carried out pioneering work on the epidemiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric features of AD.
Dr. Lyketsos” research interests include the epidemiology of dementia, the epidemiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in dementia, and the etiology and effect of mood disorders occurring in patients with Alzheimer’s. His team is developing biomarkers to accelerate treatment development for AD and other forms of brain injury while designing and implementing innovative clinical trials.
He was born and raised in Athens, Greece. In 1980 he graduated from Athens College in Greece and continued his studies in Northwestern University where he received his Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology (1980 – 1984). He has a MD in Medicine (1984 – 1988) from Washington University in St. Louis and a MHS in Epidemiology (1992 – 1994) from The Johns Hopkins University in United States.
Dr. Lyketsos was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Neuropsychiatry Service, which he led for over a decade. He developed one of the largest and most successful academic neuropsychiatry programs in the USA with special expertise in dementia and traumatic brain injury. From 2006 until present he is the Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview in United States.
He received the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the 2006 William S. Proxmire Award recipient for extraordinary leadership in the fight against Alzheimer. He is among the writers of the book Practical Dementia Care and the editor of the Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approaches to Patient Care. He has been cited as one of America’s Top Doctors for the past decade.