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Maria Caserta MD PhD

Maria Caserta
  • Associate Head, Education
  • Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Contact Information
  • mcaserta [at]
  • (312) 355-3347
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:430

Maria T. Caserta, MD, PhD, is Professor of psychiatry and Vice Chair for Clinical Services as well as Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Director for the UI Health Plus Program .Dr. Caserta joined Department of Psychiatry in July 2009 and has held in variety of roles including co- director of the Memory and Aging Clinic and interim director of the Women’s Mental Health program . She is past recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award in Geriatric Mental Health. She is board certified in Psychiatry as well as Geriatric Psychiatry Dr. Caserta’s research interests have included imaging techniques in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease and quantitative imaging( NMRS) with subjects exhibiting mild cognitive impairment, ( MCI )which is considered a possible precursor of Alzheimer’s. She has also published work related to bipolar disorder . This allows her to bring a unique perspective on the intertwining of these two disorders.

  • psychiatry

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

  • 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