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John W. Stakes, III, MD

"It is a priviledge to practice Neurology. I derive professional satisfaction from patient care, and from teaching fellows, medical students and residents."
Clinical Overview


  • Title(s)

    Director of Specialty Care Development, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Member of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

  • Department + Services


  • My Expertise

    General neurology, Sleep Disorders Medicine

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Neurology
    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Publications & Research

Karakis I, Chiappa KH, San Luciano M, Sassower KC, Stakes JW, Cole AJ. The utility of routine EEG in the diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Aug; 29(4):333-8. View in: PubMed

Makris N, Worth AJ, Sorensen AG, Papadimitriou GM, Wu O, Reese TG, Wedeen VJ, Davis TL, Stakes JW, Caviness VS, Kaplan E, Rosen BR, Pandya DN, Kennedy DN. Morphometry of in vivo human white matter association pathways with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Ann Neurol. 1997 Dec; 42(6):951-62. View in: PubMed

Greenberg SM, Vonsattel JP, Stakes JW, Gruber M, Finklestein SP. The clinical spectrum of cerebral amyloid angiopathy: presentations without lobar hemorrhage. Neurology. 1993 Oct; 43(10):2073-9. View in: PubMed

Weilburg JB, Stakes JW, Brotman A, Herzog D. Sleep architecture in bulimia: a pilot study. Biol Psychiatry. 1985 Feb; 20(2):225-8. View in: PubMed

Schwartz WJ, Stakes JW, Hobson JA. Transient cataplexy after removal of a craniopharyngioma. Neurology. 1984 Oct; 34(10):1372-5. View in: PubMed



Degree & Residencies

Medical School: Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

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(617) 724-0897
Physician referrals only


Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

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