Thomas W. Meeks, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry (MC: 116A-1)
Building 13, 4th floor
VA San Diego Medical Center
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
Phone #: 858-657-7880
FAX #: 858-534-6692
Dr. Meeks received his B.S. in biology, summa cum
laude, from Furman University in Greenville, SC. In 2000, he
earned an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in
Augusta, GA. He completed his adult psychiatry residency
training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then
completed a clinical geriatric psychiatry fellowship and a
postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of
California, San Diego. Dr. Meeks is currently an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD.
Dr. Meeks’ research interests include
neuropsychoimmunology in late-life depression and persistent
nonmalignant pain. He is currently the Principal
Investigator on a NARSAD-funded Young Investigator Award to
study this issue. His other scientific interests include
interventions, such as exercise, to promote successful
cognitive and emotional aging.
Dr. Meeks is a California-licensed, Board-certified
psychiatrist, with specialized training in geriatric mental
illnesses and an interest in culturally and linguistically
competent care for older Latinos with dementia and other
Jeste DV, Meeks TW, Kim DS, Zubenko GS. Research agenda for
DSM-V: diagnostic categories and criteria for neuropsychiatric
syndromes in dementia. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and
Neurology. 2006; 19 (3):160-171.
Meeks TW, Wetherell J, Irwin
MA, Jeste DV. Complementary and alternative therapies for
late-life depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance: a review
of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
2007; 68: 1461-1471.
Meeks TW, Dunn LB, Golshan S, Kim D,
Atksinson HA, Lebowitz BD. Clinical associations of chronic pain
in older depressed psychiatric inpatients. International Journal
of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2007; (epub ahead of print).
Holtzheimer PE, Meeks TW, Kelley ME, Mufti M, Young R, McWhorter
K, Vito N, Chrismar R, Quinn S, Dey S, Byrd EH, McDonald WM. A
double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of galantamine
augmentation of antidepressant treatment in older adults with
major depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
2007; (epub ahead of print).
Meeks TW, Jeste DV. Beyond the
black box: the role of antipsychotics in dementia. Current
Psychiatry. 2008 (in press).