Heidi B. Schwarz, M.D.

Heidi B. Schwarz, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 681
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 341-0100

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Professional Bio

Resident and Assistant Resident in Medicine
University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1983-1985



Assistant and Associate Resident in Neurology
University of Rochester, 1985-1987

Chief Resident in Neurology
University of Rochester 1987-1988

Fellow and Instructor in Movement and Inherited Neurologic Disease,
Department of Neurology, University of Rochester 1988-1989

Neurology Consultant
Partner in Ontario Neurology Associates
(Covering Geneva General Hospital, Clifton Springs Hospital, FF Thompson Hospital, Newark Wayne Hospital) 1989-2002

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester, 1991-2002

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester 2003-2004

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Chief of Highalnd Neurology
Director of the Highland Stroke Center
University of Rochester 2004-Present

Patient Care Bio

I am a seasoned clinician in general neurology with special interests in movement disorders (fellowship trained), headache, stroke, vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy, neurologic complications of bariatric surgery and celiac disease. Prior to returning to the University of Rochester, I was in private practice in the Finger Lakes region for over 13 years. I am currently the Chief of Highland Neurology where I have a variety of clinical, administrative and teaching responsibilites. Often I will see patients with a combination of medical students, nurse practitioners or residents. I have wonderful colleagues at Highland Neurology including Paul Twydell who is a neuromuscular specialist, Dr. Leslie Lee who is interested in general neurology and epilepsy, and Dr. Yurcheshen who is a sleep specialist seeing general neurology patients in the Highland Neurology Office.

Awards & Honors (National)

Leadership Development Fellowship | American Academy of Neurology | Washington, D. C. 2008 - 2008
A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award | American Academy of Neurology | Chicago, IL 2008 - Present
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology | American Academy of Neurology | Minneapolis, MN 2008 - Present
Alpha Omeag Alpha Awardee | AOA 1983 - Present
Citation for Fourth Year Medical Students | American Medical Women's Association | Rochester, NY 1983
Phi Beta Kappa Inductee | Phi Beta Kappa Society | South Hadley, MA 1979 - Present
American Chemical Society Award | American Chemical Society | South Hadley, MA 1979
Sigma Xi Inductee | Sigma Xi Society | South Hadley, MA 1979

Awards & Honors (Local)

Chief Resident Teaching Award | Department of Neurology URMC | Rochester, NY 2004
Mary P. Dole Fellowship | Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association | Rochester, NY 1981
Mary Lyons Scholar | Mount Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA 1979
Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry | Mount Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA 1979
Sarah Williston Scholar | Mount Holyoke College | South Hadley, MA 1977

Current Appointments

Professor of Clinical (Part-Time) - Department of Neurology, General Neurology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1983
BA | Chemistry | Mount Holyoke College1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Movement and Inherited Neurologic Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1983 - 06/30/1984