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Maria Caserta MD PhD

Maria Caserta
  • Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago
Gender Pronouns
  • she/her
Contact Information
  • mcaserta [at]
  • (312) 355-3347
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612

Dr. Caserta is emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and interim Vice Head for Education. She has been a member of the department since 2009 and has held various roles including Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry and Vice Head for Clinical Services. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and was active in research projects  related to Alzheimer’s disease , including animal models and imaging techniques. She has also been a residency training director and geriatric psychiatry fellowship director and is dedicated to the education of residents and medical students and serves as a mentor for junior faculty in the department. 

  • psychiatry

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

  • Esther Kim, Neil Pliskin and Maria T Caserta. Sustained Long-term Improvement in Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of an Individual with Initial bvFTD Diagnosis: a Case Report. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.35 (1): 76-82 March 2022

    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