Dr. John Beyer is a Professor of Psychiatry and Division Director for Geropsychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He serves as the director of the Duke Mood Disorders Clinic and is the Medical Director of the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic. He is board certified in Psychiatry (1995) and Geriatric Psychiatry (1996).
Dr. Beyer was born and reared in Texas. He completed his medical degree from Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1989, and his residency in psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in 1993. Prior to his return to Duke, Dr. Beyer was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center serving as the director of the inpatient services at the VA Hospital, and the interim director of the Vanderbilt Mood Disorder Clinic.
Dr. Beyer's main research is in the etiology and treatment of mood disorders, with special emphasis in the elderly population. He has written numerous journal articles and chapters on mood disorders in the elderly and in the neuroimaging of bipolar disorder. He has also published a textbook on ECT. Dr. Beyer has active studies in mood and cognitive disorders sponsored by the National Institute for Mental Health and various pharmaceutical companies.
This event is sponsored by Busse Memorial Lecture