Joseph S. Goveas, MD

Joseph Goveas, MDAssociate Professor

Training Director, MCW Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Dr. Goveas completed his medical training at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, adult psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago, and the geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Goveas’ research focuses on understanding the relationship between late-life depression and cognitive impairment, and has received funding from the 2008 National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator, the Extendicare Foundation and from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment to MCW. He is also the recipient of a New Investigator award from the Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grant program to utilize multimodal imaging to study brain networks in depressed adults at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Goveas also served as a co-investigator for the NIH-funded Women’s Health Initiative Memory MRI-2 study at the Milwaukee Field Center, and is currently a consultant for the WHI Midwest center.

He is also an invited reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, has received several awards including the Golden Apple teaching award from psychiatry residents, junior faculty award from Academic Psychiatry, has been selected every year since 2009 as Best Doctors in America and is elected as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. He was a participant of the NIMH-supported summer research institute in geriatric psychiatry, and is a MCW NIH-funded K30 program clinical scholar, was selected as one of the 16 promising junior investigators in Alzheimer’s disease by the 2012-2013 Charleston Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, and is the recipient of the Investigator of the year award by the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin. He has several peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and has given local, national and international presentations related to geriatric depression, preclinical and clinical Alzheimer’s disease and associated behavioral disturbances.

Dr. Goveas's academic interests include geriatric psychiatry, psychiatric manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric issues at long-term care facilities, and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Goveas sees patients at the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital Campus Senior Health program (414) 955-7070, and at the Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Clinic at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Campus Neurosciences Clinics (414) 805-5224.

Selected publications:

  • Goveas JS, Espeland M, Woods NF, Smoller-Wassertheil S, Kotchen J (2011). Depressive symptoms and incidence of mild cognitive impairment and probable dementia: Women’s Health Initiative Memory study. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 59(1): 57-66 (PMCID-in process).
  • Goveas JS, Xie C, Wu Z, Ward BD, Li W, Franczak MB, Jones JL, Antuono PG, Yang Z, Li S-J (2011). Neural correlates of the interactive relationship between memory deficits and depressive symptoms in non-demented elderly: Resting fMRI study. Behavioral Brain Research, 219(2):205-12[Epub ahead of print] (PMCID-in process).
  • Goveas JS, Espeland MA, Hogan P, Dotson V, Tarima S, Coker LH, Ockene J, Brunner R, Woods NF, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Kotchen JM, Resnick SM (2011). Depressive symptoms, brain volumes and subclinical cerebrovascular disease in postmenopausal women:  The Women's Health Initiative MRI Study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 132(1-2): 275-84 (PMCID-in process).
  • Goveas JS, Xie C, Ward BD, Wu Z, Li W, Franczak M, Jones JL, Antuono PG, Li S-J (2011).Recovery of Hippocampal Network Connectivity Correlates with Cognitive Improvement in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Treated with Donepezil: Resting-State fMRI study. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 34(4): 764-73 (PMCID-in process).
  • Casanova R, Espeland M, Goveas JS, Davatzikos C, Gaussoin SA, Maldjian JA, Brunner RL, Kuller LH, Johnson KC, Mysiuw WJ, Wagner B, Resnick SM (2011). Application of machine learning methods to describe the effects of conjugated equine estrogens therapy on region-specific brain volumes. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 29(4): 546-53 (PMCID-in process).
  • Espeland MA, Miller ME, Goveas JS, Hogan PA, Coker LH, Williamson JD, Naughton MJ, Resnick SM (2011). Cognitive Function and Fine Motor Speed in Older Women with Diabetes Mellitus: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative Study of Cognitive Aging. Journal of Women’s Health, 20(10): 1435-43 (PMCID-in process).
  • Xie C, Goveas J, Wu Z, Li W, Chen G, Franczak M, Antuono PG, Jones JL, Zhang Z, Li SJ (2012). Neural basis of the association between depressive symptoms and memory deficits in nondemented subjects: resting-state fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 33(6):1352-63. [Epub ahead of print] (PMCID-in process).
  • Goveas JS, Hogan PE, Kotchen JM, Smoller JW, Denburg NL, Manson JE, Tummala A, Mysiw WJ, Ockene JK, Woods NF, Espeland MA, Wassertheil-Smoller S (2012). Depressive symptoms, antidepressant use and future cognitive health in postmenopausal women: The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(8):1252-64.
  • Xie C, Li W, Chen G, Ward BD, Franczak MB, Jones JL, Antuono PG, Li SJ, Goveas JS. The co-existence of geriatric depression and amnestic mild cognitive impairment detrimentally affect gray matter volumes: Voxel-based morphometry study (2012). Behavioural Brain Research. 235(2):244-50.
  • Goveas JS, Xie, C, Chen G, Li W, Ward BD, Franczak MB, Jones JL, Antuono PG, Li S-J.Functional Network Endophenotypes Unravel the Effects of Apolipoprotein E Epsilon 4 in Middle-Aged Adults (2013). PLoS One (available online).

Books, Chapters & Reviews:

  • Goveas JS, Caroff, SN, Riggio S (2006). Beware ictal activity that mimics psychiatric illness: How to detect and halt nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Current Psychiatry, 5(7): 69-86.
  • Goveas JS, Dixon-Holbrook M, Kerwin D, Antuono P (2008). Mild Cognitive Impairment: How  can you be sure? Current Psychiatry (by invitation), 7(4): 37-50.
  • Goveas JS, Harsch H (2008). Emergency Geriatric Psychiatry. In: Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice, 1st edition, Glick RL, Berlin JS, Fishkind A, Zeller S (Ed), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD.
  • Goveas, JS (2009). Neuroimaging and Laboratory Evaluation. In: Clinical Psychiatry Essentials, 1st edition, Roberts L, Hoop JG, Heinrich TW (Ed), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, MD.

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