Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Kostas Lyketsos

SAB, Chairman


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Dr. Lyketsos has been the founding director of Johns Hopkins Neuropsychiatry 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. Prior to assuming leadership position at Johns Hopkins Bayview, he was and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. He has held a joint faculty appointment at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 1994. A world expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimers and related dementias (AD), he has carried out pioneering work on the epidemiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric features of AD. His team is developing biomarkers to accelerate treatment development for AD and other forms of brain injury while designing and implementing innovative clinical trials. Dr. Lyketsos was the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award from AAGP and of the 2006 William S. Proxmire Award for “extraordinary leadership in the fight against Alzheimers.” He has authored over 350 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, commentaries, as well as five books. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Review of Psychiatry, Deputy Editor of International Psychogeriatrics and on the boards of American Journal of Psychiatry and Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Castle-Connolly has named Dr. Lyketsos as one of America’s Top Doctors every year since 2001.