Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases,
Director, Institute for Cell Engineering
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
The Institute for Cell Engineering
733 North Broadway, Suite 731
Baltimore, MD 21205
Dr. Ted Dawson received his medical degree and Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He then completed an internship in medicine at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals before going to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for a neurology residency. Next, he came to The Johns Hopkins where he completed a fellowship in neuroscience and senior clinical fellowship in movement disorders.
Now a Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dawson focuses on movement disorders. Many advances in neurobiology of disease have stemmed from Dr. Dawson's identification of the mechanisms of neuronal cell death and the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. He pioneered the role of nitric oxide in neuronal injury in stroke and excitotoxicity and elucidated the molecular mechanisms by which nitric oxide and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase kills neurons. His studies of nitric oxide led to major insights into the neurotransmitter functions of this gaseous messenger molecule. He co-discovered the neurotrophic properties of non-immunosuppressant immunophilin ligands. Dr. Dawson's discoveries have led to innovative approaches and enhanced the development of new agents to treat neurologic disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease as well as other neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr. Dawson currently sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center located in Baltimore on Tuesdays.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology