Chad R. Heatwole, M.D.

Chad R. Heatwole, M.D.

Contact Information

919 Westfall Rd, Clinton Crossings Bldg C, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14618

Office: (585) 275-2559
Fax: (585) 273-1255

Research Bio

Chad Heatwole, MD, MS-CI is a neuromuscular clinician and researcher from the University of Rochester. He has an engineering degree from Virginia Tech, a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, a master's degree in clinical investigation, and has completed a University of Rochester neurology residency, electrophysiology fellowship, and NIH-funded neuromuscular experimental therapeutics fellowship. His research funding has included a National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases K23 award, a Muscular Dystrophy Association TRIG award, and a New York State ECRIP award (among other awards).

Dr. Heatwole's research has led to the development of an international network dedicated to improving the quality-of-life of neuromuscular patients through patient-centered clinical research. His primary professional interests include providing optimal care to patients with neuromuscular disorders, performing electrodiagnostic studies, training medical personnel, evaluating novel experimental therapeutics for neurological diseases though clinical trials, and developing an improved infrastructure to utilize disease-specific, patient-relevant endpoint measures for use in clinical trials and patient monitoring.

Awards & Honors (National)

Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Research Grant (Supervising Mentor for Dr. Nick Johnson) | Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation 2012 - 2014
Clinical Research Loan Repayment Grant Renewal Recipient | NIH 2010
NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Grant Recipient | NIH 2008 - 2010
Clinical Research Loan Repayment Grant Renewal Recipient | NIH 2008
NIH K23 Career Development Grant Award Winner (NIAMS) | NIH 2008 - 2013
NIH Clinical and Translational Science Institute K12 Award Recipient | NIH 2007
NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Grant Recipient | NIH 2006 - 2008
NIH Experimental Therapeutics Grant Recipient for | NIH 2006 - 2007
American Neurology Association Scholarship Winner, Toronto 2004 | American Neurology Association 2004
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
American Neurology Association Scholarship Winner 2004 | Toronto

Awards & Honors (Local)

FDA Research Grant: Mexiletine Treatment in Myotonic Dystrophy Type-1 (Co-Investigator) | FDA 2011 - 2015
NIH Clinical Research Loan REpayment Grant REnewal Recipient | NIH 2010 - 2012
Paul Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center Umbrella Center | MDCRC 2008
2008 Muscular Dystrophy Association Translational Research Infrastructure Grant Award Winner (Funding from 2008-2011) 2008 - 2011
ECRIP (Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program) Grant Award Winner ( 2008 - 2010
Ad Hoc editor for Neurology 2005 - Present
UCB Pharma, Inc. Neurology Resident Scholar 2003
UCB Pharma, Inc. Neurology Resident Scholar. 2003 2003
Student Elective Term Scholarship Winner (MMA) 1999 1999
S.O.M. State Discretionary Scholarship Winner 1998 - 1999
S.O.M. State Discretionary Scholarship Winner 1998, 1999 1998 - 1999
Awarded Virginia Tech's Best ESM 1997 Ind. Senior Project Presentation 1997
Student Elective Term Scholarship Winner (MMA) 1999
Awarded Virginia Tech's Best ESM Ind. Senior Project Presentation 1997 | Virginia Tech
Golden Key Member
Dean's List (General Engineering, and in ESM)
Board of Supervisors Academic Excellence Award
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
Golden Key Member
Dean's List (General Engineering, and in ESM)
Board of Supervisors Academic Excellence Award
Patient and Family-Centered Care award (2011) | The University of Rochester
Patient and Family Centered Care Award | University of Rochester
Strong Star Award for Exceptional Service and Displaying Compassion and Respect to Patients, Familes and Co-workers

Patents

The Myotonic Dystrophy Type-1 Health Index (MDHI)

United States Serial NO.: TXu 1-859-815
Filed Date: March 26, 2013
Title: The Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index (MDHI)
Invented by: Chad Heatwole
The Myotonic Dystrophy Type-1 Health Index (MDHI)

United States Serial NO.: TXu 1-788-261
Filed Date: May 26, 2011
Title: The Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index (MDH)
Invented by: Chad Heatwole
Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: Parent Proxy Instrument

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: January 1, 1899
Title: Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: Parent Proxy Instrument
Invented by: Chad Heatwole, Nicholas Johnson
Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: Instrument for Children Ages 12 to 17

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: January 1, 1899
Title: Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: Instrument for Children Ages 12 to 17
Invented by: Chad Heatwole, Nicholas Johnson
Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: Instrument for Children Ages 8 to 11

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: January 1, 1899
Title: Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: Instrument for Children Ages 8 to 11
Invented by: Chad Heatwole, Nicholas Johnson

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 27 available »

2014 Jun
Heatwole C, Bode R, Johnson N, Dekdebrun J, Dilek N, Heatwole M, Hilbert JE, Luebbe E, Martens W, McDermott MP, Rothrock N, Thornton C, Vickrey BG, Victorson D, Moxley R. "Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: initial evaluation of a disease-specific outcome measure." Muscle & nerve.. 2014 Jun; 49(6):906-14.
2013 Sep
Johnson NE, Heatwole CR, Ferguson M, Sowden JE, Jeanat S, Herrmann DN. "Patient identification of the symptomatic impact of charcot-marie-tooth disease type 1A." Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease. 2013 Sep; 15(1):19-23.
2013 Jun 11
Johnson NE, Heatwole CR. "Teaching video neuroimages: trapezius myotonia percussion sign in myotonic dystrophy type 2." Neurology.. 2013 Jun 11; 80(24):e251.
2013 May
Heatwole CR, Statland JM, Logigian EL. "The diagnosis and treatment of myotonic disorders." Muscle & nerve.. 2013 May; 47(5):632-48. Epub 2013 Mar 27.
2013 Apr 22
Johnson NE, Luebbe E, Eastwood E, Chin N, Moxley RT, Heatwole CR. "The Impact of Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy on Quality of Life: A Qualitative Study of Associated Symptoms." Journal of child neurology.. 2013 Apr 22; 29(7):983-986. Epub 2013 Apr 22.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, NMD (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

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

Education

Masters Degree | Clinical Investigation (MS-CI) | University of Rochester2010
MD | Medicine | Medical College of Virginia2001
BS | Engineering | Virginia Polytech Inst & St U1997

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neurophysiology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/2005 - 07/01/2006
Residency in Neurology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office06/01/2002 - 06/30/2005
Internship at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office06/24/2001 - 5/31/2002