A native of Athens, Greece, Dr. Lyketsos graduated from Athens College, Northwestern University and Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. He completed residency and Chief Residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, as well as a fellowship in clinical epidemiology. An active clinician, teacher, and researcher he founded the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Center which he directs. Dr. Lyketsos leads the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence on Alzheimer’s Disease, and is Associate Director of NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
A world authority in treatment development for Alzheimer’s, he has received multiple major awards, and authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, commentaries, as well as five books. His work has been cited over 52,000 times with an h-index of 123 (Google Scholar). Castle-Connolly has named him as one of America’s Top Doctors every year since 2001.
Regarding his specific expertise on Mental Health, Dr. Lyketsos developed one of the largest and most successful academic neuropsychiatry programs in the USA. Prior to taking leadership of Johns Hopkins Bayview Psychiatry, he was co-director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.
He has received numerous internationally recognized Honors and Awards, he is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, American College of Psychiatrists, and an Associate Editor of American Journal of Psychiatry, Deputy Editor of International Psychogeriatrics, Editor of International Review of Psychiatry, and Lead Editor of Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approaches to Patient Care.