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

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (138 Ratings, 37 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders


  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas 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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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (138 Ratings, 37 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

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Very professional and easy to talk to

  • May 02, 2019

    Excellent knowledge and understanding. Answered our questions completely.

  • May 01, 2019

    The experience was pleasant and helpful. The wait time seemed a little long but apparently the office was backed up which does happen later in the day.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    I've been seeing Dr. Nutt for several years for my Parkinson's and find him to be knowledgeable, informative, reassuring and willing to listen to the patient's concerns.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Dr. Nutt is the most incredible doctor we have ever met. Been the same doctor for almost 30 years and he is absolutely fantastic.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    prompt satisfactory

  • Apr 16, 2019

    This was my 1st time seeing anyone at OHSU, and I feel it was one of the most positive experiences I've had at a medical facility in a very long time. Dr. Nutt was very patient in my interview, and recommended DEleram Safarpour as my new neurologist. He went the extra step to provide me with a PT to help me with balance issues, and a Dr. who will work with me with Botox injections for spastic dystonia issues of my right arm and hand. I am so glad that I changed my health plan to OHSU, and after years of dealing with these issues that weren't being dealt with from my past provider, I am finally getting the help I need to resolve these issues.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Dr. Nutt is a blessing.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Under ground parking was easy my appointment was on time we were finished within an hour

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Visit was very thorough but got a number of issues to address. Looking forward to some success and that regard.