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Gary Steven Wand, M.D.

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  • Director, Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Medicine


Endocrinology, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Pituitary Disorders

Research Interests

Neurobiology of substance abuse; Physiogenetics of the stress response

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Dr. Gary Wand is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. His areas of clinical expertise include endocrinology, neuroendocrine disorders and pituitary disorders. Dr. Wand serves as the director of the fellowship program and the director of the endocrine training program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Wand earned his M.D. and completed his residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He performed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Johns Hopkins.

His research interests include the neurobiology of substance abuse and the physiogenetics of the stress response.

Dr. Wand has been recognized in “Best Doctors in America” and is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Merit Award. more


  • Director, Fellowship Program
  • Director of Endocrine Training
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • MD, The George Washington University School of Medicine (1980)


  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences / Internal Medicine (1983)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Endocrinology (1985)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Endocrinology and Metabolism (1985)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1983)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Mangold D and Wand G. (2006) Cortisol and ACTH responses to naloxone in subjects with high and low neuroticism. Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Oct 15;60(8):850-5.

Uhart M, Oswald L, McCaul M, Chong R, Wand G. (2006). Hormone responses and family history of alcoholism. Neuropsychopharmacology 31:2255-2263.

Oswald L, Zandi P, Nestadt G, Potash J, Kalaydijian A, Wand G. (2006) Relationship between cortisol responses to stress and personality. Neuropsychopharmacology: 31(7):1583-91.

Uhart M, Chong R, Oswald, L, Ping L, Wand G. (2006) Gender differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity. Psychoneuroendocrinology: 31(5):642-52.

Munro C, McCaul M, Wong DF, Zhou Y, Kuwabara H, Choi L, Brasic J, Wand G. (2006) Family history of alcoholism and striatal dopamine release. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Jul;30(7):1143-51.

Alvanzo AA, Wand GS, Kuwabara H, Wong DF, Xu X, McCaul ME. "Family history of alcoholism is related to increased D2 /D3 receptor binding potential: a marker of resilience or risk?" Addict Biol. 2015 Sep 29. doi: 10.1111/adb.12300. [Epub ahead of print]

Joseph JJ, Wang X, Spanakis E, Seeman T, Wand G, Needham B, Golden SH. "Diurnal salivary cortisol, glycemia and insulin resistance: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis." Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Aug 28;62:327-335. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.08.021. [Epub ahead of print]

Oswald LM, Wand GS. "Comments and controversies: Piecing together the neurobiology of decision-making." Neuroimage. 2015 Aug 15. pii: S1053-8119(15)00733-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.089. [Epub ahead of print]

Cervera-Juanes R, Wilhem LJ, Park B, Lee R, Locke J, Helms C, Gonzales S, Wand G, Jones SR, Grant KA, Ferguson B. "MAOA expression predicts vulnerability for alcohol use." Mol Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 7. doi: 10.1038/mp.2015.93. [Epub ahead of print]

Oswald LM, Wand GS, Wong DF, Brown CH, Kuwabara H, Brašic JR. "Risky decision-making and ventral striatal dopamine responses to amphetamine: a positron emission tomography [(11)C]raclopride study in healthy adults." Neuroimage. 2015 Jun;113:26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.022. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

Activities & Honors


  • Best Doctors in America
  • Merit Award, The National Institutes of Health

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