Richard L. Barbano, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard L. Barbano, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 276-6558

Professional Bio

Dr. Richard Barbano is a Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Movement Disorders Division, and Associate Chair for Regional Development at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He has been at the University of Rochester since 1993, and over the years has developed a special interest in the evaluation, treatment, and long term care of patients with dystonia. This evolved into an interest in movement disorders in general, including Parkinson's disease, tremor, Huntington's disease and other movement disorders. He has been the Director of the Botulinum Toxin Clinic since 1995. He is a long-term adapter in the use of botulinum toxins in the treatment of neurologic disorders. He actively participates in projects aimed at better understanding movement disorders as well as those aimed at developing and improving treatment options.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Patient Satisfaction Award, Strong Memorial Hospital 2013
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology 2005
Neurology Faculty Residency Teaching Award 1994 - 1995
Andrew Doyle Memorial Award for Excellence in Neurology 1989
International Health Fellowship Award recipient to study health care in Chile, SA 1989
Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York at Albany 1979

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 26 available »

Viollet L, Glusman G, Murphy KJ, Newcomb TM, Reyna SP, Sweney M, Nelson B, Andermann F, Andermann E, Acsadi G, Barbano RL, Brown C, Brunkow ME, Chugani HT, Cheyette SR, Collins A, DeBrosse SD, Galas D, Friedman J, Hood L, Huff C, Jorde LB, King MD, LaSalle B, Leventer RJ, Lewelt AJ, Massart MB, Mérida MR, Ptá?ek LJ, Roach JC, Rust RS, Renault F, Sanger TD, Sotero de Menezes MA, Tennyson R, Uldall P, Zhang Y, Zupanc M, Xin W, Silver K, Swoboda KJ. "Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood: Retrospective Genetic Study and Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in 187 Subjects from the US AHCF Registry." PloS one. 2015 10(5):e0127045. Epub 2015 May 21.
2012 Jul
Barbano RL, Hill DF, Snively BM, Light LS, Boggs N, McCall WV, Stacy M, Ozelius L, Sweadner KJ, Brashear A. "New triggers and non-motor findings in a family with rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism." Parkinsonism & related disorders. 2012 Jul; 18(6):737-41. Epub 2012 Apr 24.
2009 Apr
Dworkin RH, Barbano RL, Tyring SK, Betts RF, McDermott MP, Pennella-Vaughan J, Bennett GJ, Berber E, Gnann JW, Irvine C, Kamp C, Kieburtz K, Max MB, Schmader KE. "A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of oxycodone and of gabapentin for acute pain in herpes zoster." Pain. 2009 Apr; 142(3):209-17. Epub 2009 Feb 04.
2006 Jan
Herrmann DN, Pannoni V, Barbano RL, Pennella-Vaughan J, Dworkin RH. "Skin biopsy and quantitative sensory testing do not predict response to lidocaine patch in painful neuropathies." Muscle & nerve. 2006 Jan; 33(1):42-8.
2005 Nov 8
Comella CL, Jankovic J, Shannon KM, Tsui J, Swenson M, Leurgans S, Fan W, . "Comparison of botulinum toxin serotypes A and B for the treatment of cervical dystonia." Neurology. 2005 Nov 8; 65(9):1423-9.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, Neurology - RGH (SMD) - Primary


Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Einstein College Medicine1989
PhD | Pathology | Northwestern Univ Medical Sch1985
BA | Biology | St Univ at Albany1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Internship in Internal Medicine Internship/completed. at Montefiore University Hospital/UPMC07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990