Gerald A. Cephas, MD

Principal Investigator
Dr. Gerald Cephas has lived many places both in the United States and abroad, but considers Virginia to be home. Dr. Cephas received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 1990, before completing medical school at the University of Virginia in 1994. He remained at UVA to complete his residency program in General Surgery in 2001. Dr. Cephas conducted laboratory research under a grant administered by the National Institutes of Health, which he continued until 2004, when he worked with a private medical group in Southern California. In 2008, Dr. Cephas began his career in clinical research, working as both a Study Coordinator and an Investigator. Dr. Cephas has conducted research in the areas of general medicine, psychiatry, and neuroscience; including trials in hypertension, diabetes, gout, major depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, binge-eating disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor disorder, tardive dyskinesia, and multiple sclerosis. When not working, Dr. Cephas enjoys music, traveling, and spending time with his family – including his two feline overlords Casper and Chaucer.

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