University of Rochester Medical Center

University of Rochester Medical Center


Contact Information

  University of Rochester Medical Center
919 Westfall Road, Building C, Suite 220
Rochester, New York 14618

  Amy Chesire (585) 341-7519



Site Coordinators

Amy Chesire
Phone: (585) 341-7519

Charlyne Hickey, RN, MS
Phone: (585) 341-7500

Carol Zimmerman, RN

Ashley Owens

Paul DeRitis

Mike Bull

Site Investigators

Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA

Dr. Ray Dorsey is David M. Levy Professor of Neurology and Director of the CHET at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Dorsey is helping investigate new treatments for movement disorders and improve the way care is delivered for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders. Using simple web-based video conferencing, he and his colleagues are seeking to provide care to individuals with Parkinson and neurological diseases anywhere that they live.




Karl D. Kieburtz, MD, MPH

Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH, is the Robert J. Joynt Professor in Neurology, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Director of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is also Professor of Public Health Sciences and of Environmental Medicine, and was the founding Director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET). CHET conducts learning phase clinical trials in a wide spectrum of disorders in collaboration with investigators within the URMC as well as with colleagues throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Dr Kieburtz’s primary clinical and research interests are neurodegenerative diseases affecting the basal ganglia, particularly Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, and HIV related neurologic disorders. He is the principal investigator for the NINDS sponsored trials of neuroprotective agents for PD (NET-PD) and directed the Coordination Center for an NEI-funded consortium in Neuro-opthalmology.


marshall_U of RFrederick J. Marshall, MD

Dr. Marshall graduated with high-honors from Swarthmore College where he studied Psychology, Philosophy and Biology. He attended Harvard Medical School and did his residency at the Harvard-Longwood Neurological Training Program, serving as Chief Resident prior to moving to Rochester. He completed his NINDS-funded fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders at the University of Rochester, and joined the UR faculty in 1996. He is Chief of Neurology at Monroe Community Hospital, Chief of the Geriatric Neurology Unit in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Director of Strong’s Memory Care Program.




Richard L. Barbano, M.D, PhD








Kevin M. Biglan, MD, MPH

Kevin Biglan, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Neurology and associate chair of clinical research in the department of neurology and the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester. He serves as director of the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and the HDSA Center of Excellence at the UofR. He is fellowship trained in movement disorders and provides comprehensive services to individuals with PD, HD, tremors, dystonia and other movement disorders.




SchneiderRuth Schneider, MD

Dr. Schneider graduated from Brown University in 2006 and received her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010. She remained at the University of Rochester completing a neurology residency in 2014 and a movement disorders fellowship in 2015. She joined the faculty in 2015 and specializes in the care of patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.