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Maria T. Caserta


University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, NPI 4th floor Chicago IL 60612

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Caserta, M.T., Ragin, A, Hermida, A., Ahrens, RJ Wise, L,: (2008) Single voxel MR spectroscopy at 3T in a memory disorders clinic: a preliminary evaluation of bilateral hippocampal areas. Psychiatry Res: Neuroimaging: 164 : 154-159

Caserta MT and E. Sullivan ( 2009) Huntington’s Disease Masquerading as Normal Pressure Hydopcephalus . J. of Neuropsychiatry and ClinicalNeurosciences, 21: 97-98

Caserta, MT.,Bannon, Y , Fernandez, F. Giunta, B., Schoenberg, M., Tan, J. (2009) Normal Aging: Clinical, Imaging and Neuropathological Features in International Review of Neurobiology, Vol. 84 , edited by A Minagar: Academic Press, pp. 1-19.

Zandi PP, Belmonte PL, Willour VL, Goes FS, Badner JA, Simpson SG, Gershon ES, McMahon FJ, DePaulo JR Jr, Potash JB; Bipolar Disorder Phenome Group; National Institute of Mental Health Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium.( 2008) Association study of Wnt signaling pathway genes in bipolar disorder.Arch Gen Psychiatry. ;65(7):785-93.

Mahon PB, Payne JL, MacKinnon F, Mondimore FM, Goes FS, Schweizer B, Jancic D; NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium; BiGS Consortium, Coryell WH, Holmans PA, Shi J, Knowles JA, Scheftner WA, Weissman MM, Levinson DF, DePaulo JR Jr, Zandi PP, Potash JB. ( 2009) .Genome-wide linkage and follow-up association study of postpartum mood symptoms.. Am J Psychiatry. 166(11):1229-37. Epub 2009 Sep 15.

Grover D, Verma R, Goes FS, Mahon PL, Gershon ES, McMahon FJ, Potash JB; NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Collaborative, Bipolar Disorder Phenome Group, Gershon ES, McMahon FJ, Potash JB ( 2009)Family-based association of YWHAH in psychotic bipolar disorder.Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. ;150B(7):977-83.

Payne JL, Klein SR, Zamoiski RB, Zandi PP, Bienvenu OJ, Mackinnon DF, Mondimore FM, Schweizer B, Swartz KL; NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium, Crowe RP, Scheftner WA, Weissman MM, Levinson DF, DePaulo JR Jr, Potash JB. (2009) Premenstrual mood symptoms: study of familiality and personality correlates in mood disorder pedigrees .Arch Womens Ment Health. (1):27-34. Epub 2009 Jan 10.

Willour VL, Chen H, Toolan J, Belmonte P, Cutler DJ, Goes FS, Zandi PP, Lee RS, MacKinnon DF, Mondimore FM, Schweizer B; Bipolar Disorder Phenome Group; NIMH Genetics Initiative Bipolar Disorder Consortium, DePaulo JR Jr, Gershon ES, McMahon FJ, Potash JB.( 2009)Family-based association of FKBP5 in bipolar disorder.Mol Psychiatry. 14(3):261-8. Epub 2008 Jan 8.

Rodriguez, S. Vidal. E, Stewart, J and MT Caserta ( 2010) Management of a Request for Physician Assisted Suicide Am J Hosp Palliat Care.;27(1):63-5. Epub 2009 Aug 7

Gomoll. B. Sanders, B and MT Caserta*. (2014 ) Psychopharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Psychopharm Review 49(1) 9-16

Caserta, M.T ( 2014). Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry ; editors: Dan Blazer, MD., PhD, and David Steffens , MD,PhD in Journal of Physician Practice 20(1) 78

Tadayonnejad, Reza; Gomoll, Brian P.; May, Amber; Bahr Hosseini, Mersedeh; Caserta, Maria T. ( 2014) Delusional Perception and Tilted Vision in a Patient with Confirmed Neurosarcoidosis J. ofNeuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences: in press

Maria T. Caserta, MD, PhD

Co-director of Memory and Aging Clinic

Dr. Caserta is board certified in Adult Psychiatry as well as Geriatric Psychiatry and is Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry as well as the Associate Head for Clinical services. She received her PhD from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences and her MD from the Medical College of PA and completed her Psychiatry residency at John Hopkins Hospital . She also did research fellowships at the NIH and in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research interests have included developing animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders and using quantitative imaging techniques to aid in the early diagnosis of dementing illnesses, primarily Alzheimer’s Disease. She had a Career Development Award in Geriatric Mental Health from the NIMH. She has received numerous other awards for her teaching and mentoring of medical students and Psychiatry residents at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, where she was on faculty prior to joining UIC.

Neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly; Mood disorders in mid and late life ; teaching and mentoring of junior faculty, Psychiatry residents and medical students.


APA, distinguished fellow; American College of Psychiatrists; American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists; Society for Neuroscience., Maintenance of Certification Committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology



  1. Ambulatory Clinic:
    Neuropsychiatric Insitute
    912 S. Wood Steet, Chicago, IL 60612
  2. UIC Hospital
    1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
  3. Institute for Juvenile Research
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
  4. Psychiatric Institute
    1601 W. Taylor St.Chicago, IL 60612

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