Gerard Limerick, M.D., Ph.D.

Gerard Ransford Limerick, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Back Pain, Cancer Pain, Chronic Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Comprehensive Pain Treatment, Critical Care Medicine, Diabetic Neuropathy, Disc Pain, Interventional Pain Management, Joint Pain, Myofascial Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Injury, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Phantom Limb Pain, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome more

Research Interests

neural pathways; peripheral neuropathies; diabetic neuropathy; management of neuropathic pain more

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Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033
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4924 Campbell Boulevard
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Nottingham, MD 21236
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Gerard Limerick, M.D., Ph.D., is a rehabilitation physician who specializes in treating patients who have chronic pain. He sees patients with all types of pain — most commonly pain stemming from muscle and joint conditions. He also has expertise in treating pain due to nerve damage related to diabetes (diabetic neuropathy).

Dr. Limerick obtained his medical degree, followed by a doctorate degree in cellular and developmental biology, from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He then completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Temple University Hospital/MossRehab in Philadelphia. He also completed clinical and research fellowships in pain medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Limerick’s clinical and translational research focuses on understanding neural pathways that transmit pain signals, with an emphasis on painful peripheral neuropathies (such as diabetic neuropathy). He is also interested in exploring new treatment approaches for management of neuropathic pain. 

Dr. Limerick is passionate about mentoring and training future pain medicine doctors. He is the associate director for the TIME Pain Medicine course, an introductory course on pain medicine for first-year students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also associate program director for the Pain Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, and he regularly conducts bedside teaching with the program’s fellows. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2016)


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Temple University Medical Center (2020)


  • Pain Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Pain Medicine) (2022)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) (2022)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Manchikanti L, Knezevic NN, Navani A, Christo PJ, Limerick G, Calodney AK, Grider J, Harned ME, Cintron L, Gharibo CG, Shah S, Nampiaparampil DE, Candido KD, Soin A, Kaye AD, Kosanovic R, Magee TR, Beall DP, Atluri S, Gupta M, Helm Ii S, Wargo BW, Diwan S, Aydin SM, Boswell MV, Haney BW, Albers SL, Latchaw R, Abd-Elsayed A, Conn A, Hansen H, Simopoulos TT, Swicegood JR, Bryce DA, Singh V, Abdi S, Bakshi S, Buenaventura RM, Cabaret JA, Jameson J, Jha S, Kaye AM, Pasupuleti R, Rajput K, Sanapati MR, Sehgal N, Trescot AM, Racz GB, Gupta S, Sharma ML, Grami V, Parr AT, Knezevic E, Datta S, Patel KG, Tracy DH, Cordner HJ, Snook LT, Benyamin RM, Hirsch JA. Epidural Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines. Pain Physician. 2021 Jan;24(S1):S27-S208. PMID: 33492918.

Limerick G, Tang X, Lee WS, Mohamed A, Al-Aamiri A, Wadsworth WG. A Statistically-Oriented Asymmetric Localization (SOAL) Model for Neuronal Outgrowth Patterning by Caenorhabditis elegans UNC-5 (UNC5) and UNC-40 (DCC) Netrin Receptors. Genetics. 2018 Jan;208(1):245-272. doi: 10.1534/genetics.117.300460. Epub 2017 Nov 1. PMID: 29092889; PMCID: PMC5753861.

Kulkarni G, Xu Z, Mohamed AM, Li H, Tang X, Limerick G, Wadsworth WG. Experimental evidence for UNC-6 (netrin) axon guidance by stochastic fluctuations of intracellular UNC-40 (DCC) outgrowth activity. Biol Open. 2013 Dec 15;2(12):1300-12. doi: 10.1242/bio.20136346. PMID: 24337114; PMCID: PMC3863414.

Activities & Honors


  • Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2020
  • North American Spine Society, 2019
  • National Medical Association, 2018
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2017
  • American Medical Association, 2007
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