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Nestadt, Gerald, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gerald Nestadt

Director, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program

Main Office Address

Meyer 113
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-4838
Fax: 410-614-5913


Administrative Assistant

Marianne Kistner




University of the Witwatersrand



Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Medicine Internship 

Franklin Square Hospital


Psychiatry Residency

Johns Hopkins


Psychiatric Epidemiology Fellowship

Johns Hopkins

Professional Interests

  • Epidemiology, genetics, and treatment of OCD
  • Epidemiology of psychopathology 
  • Genetics of schizophrenia & bipolar disorder

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Click here for a Hopkins Brain Wise Newsletter article about Dr. Nestadt's work

Selected Publications

Nestadt G, Lan T, Samuels J, Riddle M, Bienvenu OJ 3rd, Liang KY, Hoehn-Saric R, Cullen B, Grados M, Beaty TH, Shugart YY. Complex segregation analysis provides compelling evidence for a major gene underlying obsessive-compulsive disorder and for heterogeneity by sex. Am J Hum Genet. 2000 Dec;67(6):1611-6.  

Nestadt G, Samuels J, Riddle M, Bienvenu OJ 3rd, Liang KY, LaBuda M, Walkup J, Grados M, Hoehn-Saric R. A family study of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2000 Apr;57(4):358-63.   

Fallin MD, Lasseter VK, Wolyniec PS, McGrath JA, Nestadt G, Valle D, Liang KY, Pulver AE. Genomewide Linkage Scan for Schizophrenia Susceptibility Loci among Ashkenazi Jewish Families Shows Evidence of Linkage on Chromosome 10q22. Am J Hum Genet. 2003 Sep;73(3):601-11.  

Samuels J, Eaton WW, Bienvenu OJ 3rd, Brown CH, Costa PT Jr, Nestadt G. Prevalence and correlates of personality disorders in a community sample. Br J Psychiatry. 2002 Jun;180:536-42.   

Nestadt G, Samuels J, Riddle MA, Liang KY, Bienvenu OJ, Hoehn-Saric R, Grados M, Cullen B. The relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety and affective disorders: results from the Johns Hopkins OCD Family Study. Psychol Med. 2001 Apr;31(3):481-7.         

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