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George A Ricaurte, MD

Professor of Neurology
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410-550-7095

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Titles

  • Professor of Neurology

Centers & Institutes

  • Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Expertise

Movement Disorders, Neurology, Parkinson's Disease

Research Interests

Neurotoxicology

Biography

Dr. George Ricaurte has a weekly clinic that focuses on Parkinsons 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 Parkinsons 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 Parkinsons disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Ricaurtes work also has implications for the drug abuse field and substance abuse neuropsychiatric disorders.

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 Parkinsons Institute in California.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Parkinson's disease

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    Training

    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine ( Chicago IL) (1981)

    Residencies

    • Stanford University School of Medicine ( Stanford CA) (1987)

    Fellowships

    • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center ( San Jose CA) (1988)
    • The University of Chicago ( Chicago IL) (1983)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2011)
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    Honors

    Senior Scientist (KO5) Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2005 - 2010.
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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
    Asthma and Allergy Center
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-7095
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    Department/Division

    • Neurology - Movement Disorders

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