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James Robert Brasic, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Centers & Institutes

  • Positron Emission Tomography Center

Expertise

Diagnostic Radiology, Neuropsychiatry

Research Interests

Neuronuclear Imaging

Biography

Dr. James Brasic is an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. His areas of clinical expertise include diagnostic radiology and pediatric neuropsychiatry.

Dr. Brasic earned his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. He also has degrees from the Graduate School of Arts in St. Louis, Columbia School of Public Health and Columbia University School of General Studies. He completed residencies at New York State Psychiatric Institute in child psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in psychiatry and Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center in neurology. He performed a fellowship in radiology - nuclear medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Brasic's primary research interest is neuronuclear imaging.

Dr. Brasic serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. He was honored in the 2006 and 2007 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and included in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians and Psychiatrists from 2002-2007.

Languages

  • English
  • French

Memberships

Society for Nuclear Medicine, 2008 - present

Community of Science (http://myprofile.cos.com/yrral), 2005 - present

Hopkins Toastmasters, 2004 - present

Movement Disorder Society, 1995 - present

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1980 – present

Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, 1973 - present

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Neuropsychiatry
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Boston University School of Medicine (Boston MA) (1972)
    • Columbia University School of Public Health` (New York NY) (1984)
    • Columbia University School of Public Health` (New York NY) (1983)
    • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Saint Louis MO) (1980)
    • Columbia University School of General Studies (New York NY) (1987)

    Residencies

    • New York State Psychiatric Institute/ Child Psychiatry (New York NY) (1982)
    • Washington University School of Medicine/ Psychiatry (St Louis MO) (1977)
    • Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center/ Neurology (Los Angeles CA) (1975)

    Fellowships

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/ Radiology - Nuclear Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2007)

    Certifications

    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (1988)
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (1984)
    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (1982)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Brasic is a nuclear child neuropsychiatrist who conducts research to characterize neurotransmitters and neuroreceptors in the brain in health and disease. He investigates the density and the distribution of neurochemicals in the central nervous system utilizing nuclear neuroimaging techniques including positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). He is looking at the density and distribution of the neurotransmitters in people with schizophrenia, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (TS), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Rett syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's disease, substance dependence, and other nervous and mental disorders.

    Selected Publications

    Brasic JR, et al. Synapse 2009:63:339-358

    Chen MK, Kuwabara H, Zhou Y, Adams RI, Brasic JR, et al. J Neurochem 2008;105:78-90

    Zhou Y, Ye W, Brasic JR, et al. Neuroimage 2009;44:661-670

    McCann UD, Kuwabara H, Kumar A, Palermo M, Abbey R, Brasic J, et al. Synapse 2008;62:91-100

    Wong DF, Brasic JR, et al. Neuropsychopharmacology 2008;33:1239-1251

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    Honors

    Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2008-2009, 10th Ed. Marquis Who's Who New Providence NJ

    Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2007 Ed. Wash, DC: Consumers Res Coun Am

    Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 9th Ed. 2006-2007. New Providence, NJ. Marquis. Guide to Americas

    Top Physicians, 2006 Ed. Wash, DC: Consumers Res Coun Am

    Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2004-2005 Edition, 2nd Ed. Wash, DC: Consumers Res Coun Am

    Guide to Americas Top Psychiatrists, 2002-2003 Ed. Wash, DC: Consumers Research Council of Am

    NARSAD Young Investigator Awards, 2002, 2000

    Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1st Ed. 1997-1998 New Providence NJ Marquis, 1996 p.125

    Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 4th Ed. 1993-1994. Marquis Whos Who New Providence NJ, 1992 p. 129

    Who's Who in the East, 23rd Ed. 1991-92 Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1990 p.94

    Fellow Amer Acad Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 1988

    Fac Recognition Award, Dept Psychiatry, Wright St U, 1979 Fellow Amer Acad Child Adolescent Psychiatry

    Air Force Commendation Medal USAF, 1979

    Boston U College of Arts + Sciences, Deans Honor List AB cum laude, 1966-72

    Boston U Honors Accel 6-Year Program Liberal Arts + Med Ed, 1966-72

    Professional Activities

    External Reviewer for grant application, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Instituts de recherche en sant du Canada, 2006 - present

    Member, Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., Greater Washington Chapter, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2001 - present

    Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Clinic, Manhattan Borough Developmental Services Office, New York, New York, 1989-95

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Nelson
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-6176
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6500
    Fax: 410-955-0696
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-6176
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6500
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    Department/Division

    • Radiology and Radiological Science - Nuclear Medicine

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