Robert I. Thompson-Stone, M.D.

Robert I. Thompson-Stone, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 631
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2808
Fax: (585) 275-3683

Professional Bio

Dr. Thompson Stone is a pediatric neurologist and neuroimmunologist who specializes in the care of children with all neurological disorders as well as childen and adults with multiple sclerosis and related disorders (such as optic neurits, transverse myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and neuromyelitis optica). He went to medical school at New York University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member). He went on to study adult and child neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and graduated from residency in June of 2011. Since then he has been been on faculty at the University of Rochester in the departments of Neurology and Pediatrics. Dr. Thompson Stone is the founder and director of the University of Rochester Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis clinic, and is an active member of the adult Rochester Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Dr. Thompson Stone is highly active in medical education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He serves as Director of the Child Neurology Residency Program, and Co-Director of the 3rd year medical student neurology clerkship. He also has a significant amount of teaching experience including as liason to neurologic education to the pediatrics residency, and instructor in the 2nd year medical student neuroscience course. He was awarded one of the Dean's Teaching Fellowships from 2012 - 2014, and has been involved in several educational projects and initiatives.

Awards & Honors (National)

Arnold P. Gold: Humanism in Medicine Award | Arnold P. Hold Honor Society 2008 - Present
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member | Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 2005 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Leonard Tow 2014 Humanism in Medicine Award | Arnold P. Gold Foundation 2014
Special Commendation for Third Year Medical Student Teaching | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2012 - 2013
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award: Pediatric and Medicine/Pediatric Residents | University of Rochester Pediatrics Residency 2012 - 2013
Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation | Strong Memorial Hospital 2008 - 2009

Recent Journal Articles

2013 Jan
Goodman AD, Stone RT. "Enhancing neural transmission in multiple sclerosis (4-aminopyridine therapy)." Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics.. 2013 Jan; 10(1):106-10.
O'Donnell RW. Johnson DK. Ziegler LM. DiMattina AJ. Stone RI. Holland JA. "Endothelial NADPH Oxidase: Mechanism of Activation by Low-Density Lipoprotein." Endothelium. 2003; 10: 291-297.
Goodwin LO, Karabinus DS, Schiliro D, Stone R, Miller R, Pergolizzi B. "CD34 Stem Cell Antigen Transcripts Present in Mature Sperm: Contribution in Sperm-Egg Adhesion and Fusion." Andrology. 2000; 21: 94.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Child Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | New York Univ Sch Medicine2005
BS | Biology | SUNY Coll at Geneseo2001

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Pediatric Neurology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry06/30/2005 - 06/30/2006