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Dr Gregory Pontone

Gregory Pontone, MD

Co-Investigator, Clinical and Neuropathological Core

Gregory Pontone, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After completing a medicine internship and residency training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, Dr Pontone completed a two-year fellowship in geriatric psychiatry and movement disorders focusing on Parkinson’s disease through the Clinical Research Program of the Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins.

Dr Pontone also completed a fellowship in Clinical Trial Methods in Neurology sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has an added certification in the specialty of geriatric psychiatry. He is currently an Attending Psychiatrist in the Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry division.

Dr Pontone is the director of the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorder Psychiatry Clinic, which focuses on diagnosing and treating the non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. His research focuses on the clinical correlates of anxiety in Parkinson’s disease and identifying non-motor signs of Parkinson's that may be present before motor symptoms begin.

He is a member of an international consortium of Parkinson's disease researchers, the Parkinson Study Group, where he serves both as an investigator and as a member of the Mentoring Committee and Biomarkers Working Group. As a co-investigator for the Udall Center's Clinical and Neuropathological Core he performs the clinical evaluations of Parkinson's patients enrolled in the longitudinal study. Using the infrastructure provided by the Udall Center, Dr Pontone conducts several international, multi-site, clinical trials that offer new treatments for the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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