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 (102 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 (102 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

  • 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.

  • Mar 19, 2019


  • Mar 08, 2019

    Excellent care over the past seven years. Dr. Nutt is knowledgeable and demonstrates concern and caring for his patients.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I like the fact that Dr. Nutt took his time with me, and he went through all my charts prior to even talking to me, which I appreciated, and I just liked the diligent work you did and some...excuse me I'm having a hard time talking tonight, but I like the options that he gave to me and followed through. I even got his phone call today personally from him, regarding how to stop one of my medications and gradually stop that. So far I've been just generally pleased that I found him to be my provider. Thank you.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Dr. Nutt is gentle, informed, clear, timely - he examines me fully each visit so my 'progress' is not just accepted as word of mouth.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Dr Nutt spent considerable time verifying his conclusions and ensuring that both my wife and I were comfortable with the outcome.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Dr. Nutt is extremely personable both with the patient and the caregiver. He also makes sure that both the patient and the caregiver understand what is going on Dr. Nutt is patient kind and thorough. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about him along with my husband. We couldn't have had a better doctor.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Dr. Nutt is always very thorough explains information in detail. I always feel confident in the information that he has for me. He's recommended changes in medication followed up closely. He's kind and sensitive and an outstanding physician in all regards.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr Jay Nutt has been with ME since my diagnosis of Parkinsons Disrase in 2008...He responds to question from MyChart...He reflects on my last history...He works to provide assistance and suggestions to my Bend, Iregon Neurologist Dr. Bell...And most importantly HE spends the time in clinic with me to send me back out into The Real Workd Of Parkinsons Disease with knowledge and understanding to keep fighting the good battle...Thanks just doesn?t seem like enough to express my appreciation for his continued dedication to his patients in clinic...

  • Nov 26, 2018

    I had excellent service.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Hi, Dr. Nutt was very responsive to my needs and very tentative. I really enjoyed working with him as my health care provider. Thank you.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    I thought he was very thorough. I guess he could explain things more currently, but I should have known more about it myself because I've had this problem for a long time. It wasn't really his fault, but I guess I just didn't ask the proper questions, so basically, it was my fault.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. John Nutt has been my husband's doctor for over 25 years. He is the most excellent, incredible doctor that we have ever met.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Very thorough. Good listener and answers questions in a clear, concise manner.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    I am lucky to have Dr Nutt as my Neurologist

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Dr. Nutt's exam was thorough and made me feel confident that he had addressed all my concerns.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Dr. Nutt was very informative and spent the time with us to answer all our questions.

  • Sep 18, 2018

    It was great. he wasn't rushed at all and took time with us

  • Aug 28, 2018

    He is very thoughtful and attentive.

  • Jul 30, 2018

    Excellent exam and recommendations given.

  • Jul 30, 2018

    I only waited about 10 minutes in the waiting area. I only waited another 10 minutes in the examining room. These times were very reasonable. The doctor listened to me, and he then offered his suggestions.

  • Jul 18, 2018

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

  • Jul 12, 2018

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

  • Jul 11, 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 11, 2018

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

  • Jul 11, 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 09, 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.

  • Apr 03, 2018

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