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Gregory Michael Pontone, M.D.
Director, Parkinson's Disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Dementia, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Complications of Movement Disorders, Neuropsychiatry, Parkinson's Disease, Psychiatric Complications of Neurological Diseases, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ...read more
Research Interests: Neuropsychiatric complications of Parkinson's disease
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Gregory Pontone, M.D., M.H.S. is an Associate 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. He also completed a fellowship in Clinical Trial Methods in Neurology sponsored by theNational 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 serves on the standards committee of an international consortium of Parkinson's disease researchers, the Parkinson Study Group.
He is currently an Attending Psychiatrist in the Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry division where he treats patients with neurodegenerative disorders (including Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, Alzheimer’s dementia), and behavioral disturbances resulting from these diseases. Dr. Pontone is the director of the Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic, which focuses on diagnosing and treating the neuropsychiatric aspects of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. His research focuses on the interaction between neuropsychiatric symptoms such as cognitive impairment, anxiety, and depression and motor impairment in Parkinson’s disease.
- Director, Parkinson's Disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Associate Professor of Neurology
Centers & Institutes
- MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2002)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Psychiatry (2006)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Geriatric Psychiatry (2008)
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Geriatric Psychiatry (2010)
Research & Publications
Clinical Trial KeywordsAnxiety disorders in Parkinson''s disease
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Pontone GM, Bakker CC, Chen S, Mari Z, Marsh L, Rabins PV, Williams JR, Bassett SS. The longitudinal impact of depression on disability in Parkinson disease. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2016 May;31(5):458-65. PMID: 26284815
Pontone GM, Williams JR, Anderson KE, Chase G, Goldstein SA, Grill S, Hirsch ES, Lehmann S, Little JT, Margolis RL, Rabins PV, Weiss HD, Marsh L. Prevalence of anxiety disorders and anxiety subtypes in patients with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2009 Jul 15;24(9):1333-8. PubMed PMID: 19425086; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2830642
Pontone GM, Palanci J, Bienvenu OJ, Liang KY, Nestadt G, Rabins PV, Williams JR, Marsh L. Familial aggregation of panic disturbances in Parkinson's disease. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Fall;23(4):417-24. PubMed PMID: 22231313; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3547673
Pontone GM, Williams JR, Anderson KE, Chase G, Goldstein SR, Grill S, Hirsch ES, Lehmann S, Little JT, Margolis RL, Palanci J, Rabins PV, Weiss HD, Marsh L. Pharmacologic treatment of anxiety disorders in Parkinson disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Jun;21(6):520-8. PubMed PMID: 23567419; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3655116
Pontone GM, Williams J, Anderson K, Chase G, Goldstein S, Grill S, Hirsch E, Lehmann S, Little J, Margolis R, Rabins P, Weiss H, Marsh L. Anxiety and self-perceived health status in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2011;17(4):249-254
Activities & Honors
- American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
- Parkinson Study Group Standards Committee