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Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology

About Us

Diseases of the brain often produce both mental and physical symptoms. Patients with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, brain infection, or traumatic brain injury often experience cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral problems as a consequence of their illness. To understand and help patients with complex neuropsychiatric illnesses like these a practitioner must have a good knowledge of both the mental and physical aspects of the illnesses. Psychiatrists who specialize in neuropsychiatry usually complete a general psychiatry residency and then complete one to two years of additional training in the assessment and treatment of patients with complex brain/mind illnesses. In the Neuropsychiatry Program at UIC we work with our colleagues in neurology, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation, and others to provide the best possible care for patients with complex illnesses that fall into the overlap area between the traditional specialties of psychiatry and neurology.

Our Services


Neuropsychiatry Clinics


Electroconvulsive Therapy Service (ECT)


Memory and Aging Clinic

Treatment Team

Eitan Kimchi MD

  • Director, Clinician Educator Track
  • Director of Academic Initiatives
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago

Dr. Kimchi is Director of Academic Initiatives, and Director of the Clinician Educator Track at the University of Illinois Chicago. He completed his residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program and his geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He subsequently joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins before relocating to the Chicagoland area. He was on faculty at Rush University Medical Center from 2016 to 2022 where he served as Associate Residency Training Director of Psychiatry, Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry, and Associate Medical Director of the Section of Geriatric Psychiatry. There he chaired the Emergency Department’s Mental Health Committee and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Faculty Development Committee. His clinical and research interests lie in medical education, decision-making capacity, dementia, and emergency psychiatric care. He has authored several textbook chapters on emergency geriatric psychiatry, cognitive disorders, behavioral disturbances in dementia, and decision-making capacity. Dr. Kimchi has been invited to give Grand Rounds at academic medical centers and to chair panels at national conferences on decision-making capacity.

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