John O. Gaston, M.D.

John O. Gaston, M.D. 


Morehouse School of Medicine

Vice Chief of Service

Grady Memorial Hospital


Yale University, New Haven, CT
Resident / Chief Resident
Residency: Psychiatry

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Research Interests

Psychosomatic Medicine

Clinical Interests

Psychopharmacology, Cultural Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders, Depression

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • Gaston, J.O. (Chair) American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (APA) Workshop: “Empowering Trainees and Guiding Careers:  Mentors and Sponsors in Clinical and Organized Psychiatry,” San Diego, CA, May 2017
  • Wrenn, G.L. (Author), Howard, J. (Author and Presenter), Kumari, M. (Author), Ede, V. (Author), Schwartz, A. (Author), Cuebas, A. (Author), Gaston, J., American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, “Difficult Interactions as a Reason for Psychiatric Consultation”, Atlanta, GA, May 2016
  • Gaston, MD, J.O., Georgia State Bar Association, “Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Back Pain”, Atlanta, GA, October 2015
  • Gaston, J.O., Georgia State Bar Association, “Use of Narcotics and Risk Assessment in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy”, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, September 2014
  • Solomon Carter Fuller Award Lecture, “Policy to Practice: Challenges for Effective Mental Healthcare”, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Solomon Carter Fuller Award, American Psychiatric Association
  • Heart of Grady Award
  • Program Director Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine