Eitan Z. KimchiMD
Eitan Kimchi, MD, is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program and his geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He subsequently joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins before relocating to the Chicagoland area. He currently serves as Associate Medical Director of the Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry, and Associate Residency Training Director of Psychiatry at Rush University.
Kimchi’s clinical and research interests revolve around decision-making capacity and dementia. His areas of expertise include evaluations of dementia and other cognitive disorders, need for guardianship, testamentary capacity, undue influence, and elder abuse and exploitation. He is formally trained in performing forensic evaluations for competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. Kimchi has been qualified as an expert witness in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. At Johns Hopkins University, he founded and directed Psychiatric Legal Evaluations for Elders (PLEE). PLEE is a service that evaluated older individuals and provided expert opinion for defense and plaintiff attorneys. Kimchi has given numerous talks on dementia and decision-making capacity for attorneys, physicians, students, and social workers.
Kimchi’s current clinical duties include evaluating and treating adult and elderly patients on an inpatient, outpatient, and emergent basis, treating a wide range of psychopathology. He provides psychiatric consultations to other clinicians throughout the hospital. Kimchi dedicates a significant portion of his time to training and supervising residents. In his role as Associate Residency Training Director of the Department of Psychiatry, he coordinates all aspects of the four years of psychiatry residency training. Kimchi is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and serves on its Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning.