Karl D. Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.

Karl D. Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Center for Human Exp. Therapeutics
Box 694
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-2153
Administrative: (585) 273-2153
Fax: (585) 273-1074

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  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH, is the T1 Translation Key Function Director and the Director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET) at the URMC. He is the Robert J. Joynt Professor in Neurology and Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and Environmental Medicine. CHET conducts learning phase clinical trials in a wide spectrum of disorders in collaboration with investigators within the University of Rochester Medical Center (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 directs the Coordination Center for an NEI-funded consortium in Neuro-opthalmology.

He completed his MD and MPH degrees at the University of Rochester, as well as his Neurology residency and a fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics.

Current Appointments

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Research - Department of Dean's Office, SMD (SMD)
Director - Clinical & Translational Science Institute - Primary Administrative
Robert J. Joynt Professorship in Neurology - Department of Neurology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Neurology, Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1985
M.P.H. | University of Rochester1985
BA | Neuroscience and Religion | Amherst College1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Practice at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1986 - 07/01/1989
Internship in Neurology at Highland Hospital of Rochester06/17/1985 - 06/22/1986