Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., is senior associate dean for healthy aging and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California, San Diego, His main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, and successful aging. He has published 14 books, including Wiser (Sounds True, 2020), an exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom. He is past president of the American Psychiatric Association and editor-in-chief of International Psychogeriatrics. He served as chief of the Units on Movement Disorders and Dementias at the National Institutes of Health, and later won its Mental Health MERIT Award. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Jeste obtained psychiatry training in Mumbai, India. In the US, he completed his psychiatry residency at Cornell and his neurology residency at George Washington University.