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

4.9 out of 5 (149 Ratings, 15 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

4.9 out of 5 (149 Ratings, 15 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.9
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.9
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.9
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.8
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.8
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 5

Patient Comments

  • 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.

  • May 15, 2017

    outstanding as usual.

  • Jan 30, 2017

    Wonderful experience. Very pleased with amount of time Dr. Nutt spent with me and thoroughness of his work.

  • Dec 20, 2016

    There is a test that could be ordered that we, together, decided not to pursue. However, the explanation of what the test would show was somewhat technical and I was not able to fully explain it to my wife after the visit.

  • Nov 28, 2016

    I participated in an OHSU study that included doing a MRI. I asked a few months in advance of my appointment for Dr Nutt to be sent the scan. That didn't happen so he didn't have all the information that would have been useful. He is pursuing getting the scan which I understand has to be reformatted to be useful for a clinician.

  • Nov 01, 2016

    Dr Nutt has no peer! He's the finest in the country if not the world!

  • Aug 29, 2016

    Dr always spends as much time as needed to discuss my problems.

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