John Nutt M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Co-founder and Director Emeritus of the OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Program

Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (158 Ratings, 21 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders


  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas 0 1970
  • Residency:

    • Neurology - University of Washington, Seattle
  • Fellowship:

    • Clinical fellowship, Addiction Research Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, 1973


Co-founder and Director Emeritus of the OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Program

Dr. Nutt sees new patients in consultation only. If they wish to continue being seen at the center, he will recommend one of his colleagues to see them on a regular basis.

Dr. Nutt joined the OHSU movement disorders faculty in 1978 and is currently a professor of neurology. He is an expert clinician, scientist and teacher.

Dr. Nutt has gained international recognition for his innovative research in movement disorders and is widely used as a scientific consultant in the development of many new therapeutic agents for Parkinson's disease. He is widely recognized for his work on the pharmacokinetics of levodopa which has provided significant clinical and scientific insight on this important therapy for PD. His background in pharmacology has made him a world leader in testing many novel therapeutics for Parkinson's disease as well as new neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapies. He has also become a world leader and international expert in understanding the gait and balance problems of PD and ways to better manage these problems.

Dr. Nutt is an expert clinician for all movement disorders.

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  • English

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (158 Ratings, 21 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jul 16, 2018

    The experience was excellent, as it has been over the 7 or 8 years I've been seeing Dr. Nutt.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    I was very pleased with what he did and what he had to say. He was very knowledgeable.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    As the patient's spouse who attended the appointment with [Name], at the Neurology Department at the CHH/OHSU, I was impressed at every level. The quality of the building, the attentive attitude of all the staff, Ground Floor and Eighth Floor, and last but no means least by the experience and knowledge of the good Dr. Nutt.Frankly, it was a privilege to meet Dr. Nutt and observe his professional competence first hand. Knowing that the team at CHH will be available to support [Name] and me as the months and years pass by is a source of very great comfort.You will undoubtedly gather that we approved of the experience!!

  • Jul 10, 2018

    Very skilled Doctor, relates very well to the patient. Fully trusted to provide the best care.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    I am very pleased with Dr. Nutt and always have been. I find him so qualified and feel "I am in good hands" with him. I hate to see him retire as I know I won't be as pleased with anyone else as I have been with him. But I felt that way when Dr. Cook passed away and we lost him, he was one of the great ones!! It's hard for me to get used to some of the "new" methods some of the newer doctors use..........guess I'm old fashioned and like that "personal touch".

  • Jul 03, 2018

    Straight forward, helpful

  • Jun 22, 2018

    Dr.Nutt is revered in the Parkinson's community and provides a high quality of care and concern. It would be great if he would share a little more about the research being done in the fight to cure/stop Parkinson's. We learned in the Oregonian the day after we were there about a possible breakthrough in finding the cause of PD and about the trials being conducted in 30 universities. Dr. Nutt did not share this with us which could be because I wouldn't be eligible. However breakthroughs give hope even to those of us further along in the course of our disease.

  • Mar 20, 2018

    Dr. Nutt was great! He took the time to answer all of our questions, discuss options, provide a thorough examination.

  • May 30, 2017

    Outstanding exam. Dr. Nutt was knowledgeable, considerate, thorough, and very helpful.

  • May 16, 2017

    Dr. Nutt is veryngood.

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