March 29, 2012
Constantine (Kostas) Lyketsos, M.D., MHS, Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor in Alzheimer’s disease Research; director, Johns Hopkins Memory & Alzheimer’s Treatment Center; and chair, Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview, received the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). It is the highest national honor for a geriatric psychiatrist.
A world expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (AD), Dr. Lyketsos has performed pioneering research on the epidemiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric features of AD. He and his team are developing biomarkers of AD and applying them to innovative clinical trials to accelerate treatment development. Dr. Lyketsos also leads efforts to provide state-of-the-art care so that people living with AD—and their caregivers—will benefit from available treatments that can change their lives and help them stay at home as long as possible.
Dr. Lyketsos has written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters and commentaries. He serves as editor of International Review of Psychiatry and deputy editor of International Psychogeriatrics. He is co-author of Practical Dementia Care, a widely used “how to” manual for clinicians caring for AD patients.
Dr. Lyketsos is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American College of Psychiatrists. For the past 10 years, he has been consistently named one of America’s Top Doctors.