Raymon Durso, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Raymon Durso
150 S Huntington Avenue


Raymon Durso, MD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He also acts as a mentor for graduate medical students at the university. Dr. Durso arrived at the university after completing his fellowship at the NIH/Experimental Therapeutics Branch in Bethesda. Since 2001 he has been a member of the editorial board of Clinical Drug Reviews, an NIH peer review consultant, and has won a VA Merit Review Award. Currently, Dr. Durso directs the Neuropharmacology Laboratory. He has a special interest in Parkinson’s disease and was featured in a Who’s Who in the East.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, MD
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, BS


  • Published on 8/21/2023

    Sparrow D, DeMolles D, Dubaz O, Durso R, Rosner B. Design issues in crossover trials involving patients with Parkinson's disease. Front Neurol. 2023; 14:1197281. PMID: 37670777.

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  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Smart K, Durso R, Morgan J, McNamara P. A potential case of remission of Parkinson's disease. J Complement Integr Med. 2016 Sep 01; 13(3):311-315. PMID: 27379905.

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  • Published on 7/20/2016

    Morgan J, Clark D, Tripodis Y, Halloran CS, Minsky A, Wildman WJ, Durso R, McNamara P. Impacts of religious semantic priming on an intertemporal discounting task: Response time effects and neural correlates. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Aug; 89:403-13. PMID: 27450269.

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  • Published on 5/4/2016

    Harris E, McNamara P, Durso R. Possible selves in patients with right- versus left-onset Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2017 Mar; 24(2):198-215. PMID: 27141970.

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  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Harris E, McNamara P, Durso R. Novelty seeking in patients with right- versus left-onset Parkinson disease. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2015 Mar; 28(1):11-6. PMID: 25812126.

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  • Published on 12/30/2014

    Ratner MH, Farb DH, Ozer J, Feldman RG, Durso R. Younger age at onset of sporadic Parkinson's disease among subjects occupationally exposed to metals and pesticides. Interdiscip Toxicol. 2014 Sep; 7(3):123-33. PMID: 26109889.

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  • Published on 4/12/2013

    Harris E, McNamara P, Durso R. Apathy in patients with Parkinson disease as a function of side of onset. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2013 Jun; 26(2):95-104. PMID: 23584852.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Modak A, Durso R, Josephs E, Rosen D. A rapid non invasive L-DOPA-¹³C breath test for optimally suppressing extracerebral AADC enzyme activity - toward individualizing carbidopa therapy in Parkinson’s disease. J Parkinsons Dis. 2012; 2(4):349-56. PMID: 23646099.

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  • Published on 6/28/2011

    Butler PM, McNamara P, Ghofrani J, Durso R. Disease-associated differences in religious cognition in patients with Parkinson's disease. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2011 Oct; 33(8):917-28. PMID: 21656414.

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  • Published on 1/1/2011

    Butler PM, McNamara P, Durso R. Side of onset in Parkinson's disease and alterations in religiosity: novel behavioral phenotypes. Behav Neurol. 2011; 24(2):133-41. PMID: 21606574.

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