Faculty Member

Gregory M. Pontone, MD

University of Florida College of Medicine

Gregory M. Pontone, MD

Professor and Division Chief, Aging, Behavioral, and Cognitive Neurology


Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS, is an associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology 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 2-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 the National 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 Scientific Review Committee and as the chair of the Cognitive/Psychiatric Working Group for an international consortium of Parkinson’s disease researchers, the Parkinson Study Group. He is an associate editorial board member for the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is an attending psychiatrist in the geriatric and neuropsychiatry division where he treats patients with neurodegenerative disorders (including Parkinson’s disease and related disorders and Alzheimer’s dementia) and behavioral disturbances resulting from these diseases. Dr. Pontone is the director of the Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic. His research focuses on the interaction between neuropsychiatric symptoms such as cognitive impairment, anxiety, psychosis, and depression and motor impairment in Parkinson’s disease.


  • MD; University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (2002)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2006)


  • Geriatric Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)


  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Parkinson Study Group Standards Committee