The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
JHAAC Rm. 5-B71
5501 Hopkins Bayview Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
Dr. George Ricaurte received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and his doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Chicago. He then completed his residency in neurology at Stanford University Medical Center and did a one year fellowship at the Parkinson’s Institute in California.
Now Professor in Neurology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ricaurte has a weekly clinic that focuses on Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. In addition, he attends on the consult and in-patient neurology services at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Dr. Ricaurte’s research interests center on amphetamine-type stimulants and their potential to damage brain monoamine-containing neurons, including dopamine neurons (which degenerate in Parkinson’s disease). Dr. Ricaurte and his colleagues are particularly interested in mechanisms of dopamine nerve cell degeneration. The long-term goal of this neurotoxicology research is to help find ways to prevent -- or retard--the progression of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Ricaurte’s work also has implications for the drug abuse field and substance abuse neuropsychiatric disorders.
Dr. Ricaurte currently sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center located in Baltimore on Tuesdays.
2000, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology