Connie’s nursing career began in Rochester, NY. In her time there, she worked in the intensive care unit, the emergency department, geriatrics, psychiatry, palliative care, and many years were devoted to coordinating clinical research trials in Alzheimer’s disease. Connie has moved now, and is excited about the transition to managing research studies in Buffalo with UBMD Neurology.
Kelly Andrzejewski, DO, PhD
Dr. Andrzejewski is a neurologist with special training in the treatment of movement disorders, caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease (HD), generalized and focal dystonia, essential tremor, Tourette’s syndrome, tardive dyskinesia and other movement disorders. She created a comprehensive HD clinic in Western New York, at the University at Buffalo, where she ensures that patients receive a team- and family-centered approach to their care. This means that in addition to the medical care patients receive from Andrzejewski, they and their families receive support from a social worker and a genetic counselor. The clinic also offer counseling and genetic testing for individuals that are at risk of having HD.
Andrzejewski’s research is focused on the role of the cannabinoid system in HD, and she collaborates with my basic science colleagues to provide a translational approach in this area of research. Her research efforts also include a study determining the reliability of Parkinson’s disease rating scales assessments performed remotely via virtual telemedicine visits compared to in-person assessments completed as part of an active clinical trial.