Anand Kumar MD MHA


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Anand Kumar MD MHA

Anand Kumar
  • Department Head
  • Lizzie Gilman Professor
Contact Information
  • anandk [at]
  • (312) 996-7383
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Darcel Brothers
  • (312) 996-6243
  • (312) 996-2344
  • darcel40 [at]

Anand Kumar, M.D., is Lizzie Gilman Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Kumar received his medical degree from Madras Medical College in Madras, India. He completed his Residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and subsequently served as a Medical Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Kumar’s research focuses on late-life depression and mental disorders of the elderly, including Alzheimer’s disease. He has been consistently funded by NIH research grants for over 18 years and is author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His papers have been published in prestigious journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Archives of General Psychiatry, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kumar is renowned in Geriatric Psychiatry as an educator and mentor; his former trainees have been awarded clinical, research, and/or training positions at such esteemed institutions as UCLA, Brown, Emory, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and Yale University. Recently, Dr. Kumar was awarded the Jack Weinberg Award for Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association.

  • psychiatry

    Geriatric Psychiatry, and specifically late-life depression and dementia

  • Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry (3rd Edition), Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, (Abou-Saleh, M., C. Katona and A. Kumar, Eds.), 2011.

    Kumar, A., R. Gupta, A. Thomas, O. Ajilore, and G. Hellemann. Focal Subcortical Biophysical Abnormalities in Patients Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Depression. Archives of General Psychiatry 66(3): 324-330, 2009.

    Ballmaier, M., K. Narr, A. Toga, V. Elderkin-Thompson, P. Thompson, L. Hamilton, E. Haroon, D. Pham, A. Heinz, and A. Kumar. Hippocampal Morphology Distinguishing Late-Onset from Early-Onset Elderly Depression. The American Journal of Psychiatry165(2): 229-237, 2008.

    Steffens, D.C., E. Otey, G.S. Alexopoulos, M.A. Butters, B. Cuthbert, M. Ganguli, Y. Geda, H.C. Hendrie, R.R. Krishnan, A. Kumar, O.L. Lopez, C.G. Lyketsos, B.T. Mast, J.C. Morris, M.C. Norton, G.M. Peavy, R.C. Petersen, C.F. Reynolds, S.  Salloway, K.A. Welsh-Bohmer, and J. Yesavage. Perspectives on Depression, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Cognitive Decline. Archives of General Psychiatry 63(2): 130-139, 2006.

    Ballmaier, M., A.W. Toga, R.E. Blanton, E.R. Sowell, H. Lavretsky, J. Peterson, D. Pham, and A. Kumar. Anterior Cingulate, Gyrus Rectus and Orbitofrontal Abnormalities in Elderly Depressed Patients: An MRI-based parcellation of the prefrontal cortex. American Journal of Psychiatry 161: 99-108, 2004.

    Kumar, A., A. Thomas, H. Lavretsky, K. Yue, A. Huda, J. Curran, T. Venkatramam, L. Estanol, J. Mintz, M. Mega, and A. Toga.  Frontal White Matter Biochemical Abnormalities in Late-Life Major Depression Detected Using Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. American Journal of Psychiatry 154(9): 630-636, 2002.

    Kumar, A., J. Mintz, W. Bilker, and G. Gottlieb. Autonomous Neurobiological Pathways to Late-Life Major Depressive Disorder: Clinical and pathophysiological implications. Neuropsychopharmacology 26(2): 229-236, 2002.

    Kumar, A., Z. Jin, W. Bilker, J. Udupa, and G. Gottlieb. Late-onset Minor and Major Depression: Early evidence for common neuroanatomical substrates detected by Using MRI. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 95: 7654-7658, 1998.

    Kumar, A., E. Schweizer, Z. Jin, D. Miller, W. Bilker, L.L. Swan, and G. Gottlieb. Neuroanatomical Substrates of Late-Life Minor Depression: A quantitative magnetic resonance imaging study. Archives of Neurology 54: 613-617, 1997.

    Kumar, A., A. Newberg, A. Alavi, J. Berlin, R. Smith, and M. Reivich. Regional Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Late-Life Depression and Alzheimer Disease: A preliminary positron emission tomography study. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 90: 7019-7023, 1993.

    Kumar, A., M.B. Schapiro, C.L. Grady, M.F. Matocha, J.V. Haxby, A.M. Moore, J.S. Luxenberg, P.H. George-Hyslop, C.D. Robinette, and M.J. Ball. Anatomic, Metabolic, Neuropsychological, and Molecular Genetic Studies of Three Pairs of Identical Twins Discordant for Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type. Archives of Neurology 48: 160-168, 1991.