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George A Ricaurte, Jr, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Languages: English, Spanish
Expertise: Movement Disorders, Neurology, Parkinson's Disease
Research Interests: Neurotoxicology
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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.
- Professor of Neurology
Centers & Institutes
- MD; Medicine, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (1981)
- Stanford University School of Medicine (1987)
- The University of Chicago (1983)
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1988)
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology (2000, 2011)
Research & Publications
Clinical Trial KeywordsParkinson's disease
Activities & Honors
- Senior Scientist (KO5) Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2005 - 2010
- American College of Neuropsychopharmacology