Ralph F. Jozefowicz, M.D.

Ralph F. Jozefowicz, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-1200

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD received his BA degree in Biology, with honors from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975 and his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979. A member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, he completed residencies in Internal Medicine and in Neurology, as well as a fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York. He is presently Professor of Neurology and Medicine and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester, and serves as director for the second year medical student "Mind, Brain and Behavior"

course and the third year Neurology Clerkship. He is also the Neurology Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester. His many teaching accomplishments include the Fullbright Scholar Award for Lecturing in Neural Sciences, Neuromuscular Diseases and Clinical Neurology from the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Krakow, Poland in 1993; the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Alumni Association of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1998; the Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Neurological Association in 1998; and the Robert J. Glaser Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges in 2002. In 2003 he was made an Honorary Professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, one of the oldest Universities in Europe. Dr. Józefowicz holds numerous leadership positions in national medical societies, and currently serves as chair of the Education Committee of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a neurology director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and was recently appointed to the Neurology Review Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Patient Care Bio

Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD received his BA degree in Biology, with honors from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975 and his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979. A member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, he completed residencies in Internal Medicine and in Neurology, as well as a fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York. He is presently Professor of Neurology and Medicine and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester, and serves as director for the second year medical student "Mind, Brain and Behavior"

course and the third year Neurology Clerkship. He is also the Neurology Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester. His many teaching accomplishments include the Fullbright Scholar Award for Lecturing in Neural Sciences, Neuromuscular Diseases and Clinical Neurology from the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Krakow, Poland in 1993; the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Alumni Association of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1998; the Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Neurological Association in 1998; and the Robert J. Glaser Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges in 2002. In 2003 he was made an Honorary Professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, one of the oldest Universities in Europe. In May 2010, Dr. Józefowicz received the A. B. Baker Lifetime Achievement Award for Neurologic Education from the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Józefowicz holds numerous leadership positions in national medical societies, and currently serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Neurology and on the board of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a neurology director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and sits on the Neurology Review Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Awards & Honors (National)

Edithe J. Levit Distinguished Service Award | National Board of Medical Examiners | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2011
American Academy of Neurology | American Academy of Neurology | Toronto, Ontario Canada 2010
American Academy of Neurology Consortium of Neurology Program Directors Recognition Award | American Academy of Neurology | Seattle, Washington 2009
Best Doctors in America | Best Doctors, Inc. | Aiken, South Carolina 2009
Outstanding Instructor in Clinical Education | Jagiellonian University College of Medicine | Krakow, Poland 2007
Best Doctors in America | Best Doctors, Inc. | Aiken, SC 2007
Best Doctors in America | Best Doctors, Inc. | Aiken, SC 2006
Outstanding Instructor in Clinical Education | Jagiellonian University College of Medicine | Krakow, Poland 2005
Outstanding Success in Encouragin Medical Students to Elect Careers in Neurology | Association of University Professors of Neurology | San Diego, CA 2005
Best Doctors in America | Best Doctors, Inc. | Aiken, SC 2005
Honorary Professor of Jagiellonian University | Senate of the Jagiellonian University | Jagiellonian University College of Medicine, Krakow Poland 2003
Robert J. Glaser Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award | Association of American Medical Colleges | San Francisco, CA 2002
Distinguished Teacher Award | American Neurological Association | Minneapolis, MN 1998
Fullbright Scholar Award: Lecturing in Neural Sciences, Neuromuscular Diseases and Clinical Neurology | Jagiellonian University College of Medicine 1992 - 1993

Awards & Honors (Local)

Best Doctors in America | Best Doctors, Inc. | Aiken, South Carolina 2008
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2007
Paul Griner Dean's Senior Teaching Scholar Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2007
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2006
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2005
Keith Miner Ford Award for Excellence in Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2005
Mayor's Renaissance Award | City of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2005
Herbert W. Mapstone Award for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2004
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2004
Neurology Senior Faculty Award | Department of Neurology | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2004
Herbert W. Mapstone Award for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2003
Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2003
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2002
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2001
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1998
Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education | Alumni Association of the University of Rochester | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1998
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1997
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1996
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1995
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1995
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1994
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1994
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1993
Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1993
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1992
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1991
Herbert W. Mapstone Award for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1991
Commendation for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1990
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1988
Manuel D. Goldman Award for Excellence in First Year Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1987

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Columbia Univ Coll P&s1979
BA | Biology | Johns Hopkins University1975

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1985 - 06/30/87
Residency in Neurology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1982 - 06/30/85
Residency in Neurology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1980 - 06/30/82
Internship in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1979 - 6/30/1980