Ariel G Gildengers, MD

Ariel G Gildengers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCPsychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCGeriatric Psychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCGeriatric Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Geriatric Psychiatry)

Selected Honors & Awards

Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

Research Interests

Alzheimer's disease/related dementias; Lithium and neuroprotection; Bipolar disorder & aging
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Young RC, Mulsant BH, Sajatovic M, Gildengers AG, Gyulai L, Al-Jurdi RK, Beyer J, Evans J, Banerjee S, Greenberg R, Marino P, Kunik ME, Chen P, Barrett M, Schulberg HC, Bruce ML, Reynolds CF, Alexopoulos, GS: GERI-BD: A randomized, double-blind controlled trial of lithium and divalproex in the treatment of mania in older patients with bipolar disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2017; 174(11) 1086-1093
  2. Gildengers AG, Butters MA, Albert SM, Anderson SJ, Dew MA, Erickson KI, Garand L, Karp JF, Lockovich MH, Morse JQ, Reynolds CF III: The design and implementation of an intervention development study: retaining cognition while avoiding late-life depression (ReCALL). Am J Geriatr Psych. 2016 Jun;24(6):444-54 PMID: 27066730
  3. Gildengers AG, Butters MA Aizenstein HJ, Marron MM, Emanuel J, Anderson SJ, Weissfeld, LA, Becker JT, Lopez OL, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF III: Longer lithium exposure is associated with better white matter integrity in older adults with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2015; 17(3):248-56
  4. Gildengers AG, Chung KH, Huang SH, Aizenstein HJ, Tsai SY: Neuroprogressive effects of lifetime illness duration in older adults with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2014; 16(6):617-23 PMCID: 24716786
  5. Gildengers AG, Chisholm D, Anderson SJ, Begley, A, Holm M, Rogers J, Reynolds CF, Mulsant BH: Two Year Course of Cognitive and IADL Function in Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder: Evidence for Neuroprogression? Psychol Med. 2013;43(4):801-11 PMID 22846332

Clinical Interests

Geriatric psychiatry; Alzheimer's disease/related dementias; Mood disorders

Education Interests

Medical student & resident education; Research mentoring