Dr. James Brasic is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. His areas of clinical expertise include neurology, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. He conducts nuclear neuroimaging, including positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), to investigate nervous and mental disorders.
Dr. Brasic earned his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. He participated in the Honor/Accelerated Six-Year Program in Liberal Arts and Medical Education at Boston University. He also has degrees from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Washington University in St. Louis, as well as the Mailman School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University. He completed residencies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in child psychiatry, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, 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 conducts clinical translational research in autism spectrum disorder, Tourette syndrome, and other neurodevelopmental disorders, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders, substance use disorders, schizophrenia, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. He conducts breakthrough investigations to diagnose, treat, cure, and ultimately prevent nervous and mental disorders. He enjoys teaching students nationally and internationally. He speaks to professional audiences domestically and abroad. He welcomes collaborations with colleagues around the world.
Dr. Brasic has been selected for the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award of Marquis Who's Who. He was awarded the status of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.