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Photo of Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H.Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H.
Sports & Pediatric Concussions
Bazarian Lab

Dr. Bazarian is an emergency physician with an active concussion clinic and research program. He has served on several traumatic brain injury-related task forces and panels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute of Medicine. In 2008, he worked with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center to develop mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) management guidelines for returning troops.

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Marina Rubin Connolly, M.D.
Sports, Non-Sports & Pediatric Concussions

Dr. Connolly is board certified in Pediatric Neurology. She is currently an instructor of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York where he teaches and has an active child neurology practice. She continues to be interested in patients with chronic pain. She has also joined the team of physicians in the Neurofibromatosis clinic as many patients with NF experience pain during their lifetime and Dr. Connolly enjoys developing long-term relationships with patients.

Robert HollowayRobert Holloway, M.D., M.P.H.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions
Robert G. Holloway Jr., MD, MPH, is Professor and Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He received his undergraduate (1985) and medical degrees from the University of Connecticut (1989), and his neurology (1993) and health services research training (MPH, 1996) at the University of Rochester. He has been on the faculty since 1993 and became Chair in 2013. Dr. Holloway is boarded in both Neurology and Palliative Medicine. His research interests are broad and include experimental therapeutics and outcomes research covering many areas of neurology. He is the PI on several institutional awards that support clinical trial research and career development.

Ralph JozefowiczRalph Jozefowicz, M.D.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions
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.

Photo of Maria V. Karipidis Pouria, M.D., M.D.Maria V. Karipidis Pouria, M.D.
Sports & Pediatric Concussions

Dr. Karipidis Pouria has joined UR Medicine's Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics. She specializes in non-operative sports medicine and her background expertise encompasses the care of pediatric athletes to the geriatric population. She has special interests in sports related concussions, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, sport-related spine injuries, and the medical management of athletes.

Seth KolkinSeth Kolkin, M.D.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions

Harold LesserHarold Lesser, M.D., Ph.D.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions
Harold Lesser, MD, PhD is Professor of Clinical Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Lesser received his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Cornell University. His medical degree and Ph.D. were received from the University of Rochester. His clinical training included an internship at the University of Rochester followed by a Neurology Residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After completing his residency in 1993, Dr. Lesser was a Neuromuscular Fellow at the University of Michigan. He returned to Rochester in 1994 first as a Senior Instructor in Neurology and then as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology. He provided both inpatient and outpatient care at Rochester General Hospital. In 1998 he established a private practice in Neurology. He was a local principal investigator for several clinical trials on the treatment of diabetic neuropathy and neuropathic pain. Dr. Lesser is board certified in both Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Photo of Mark H. Mirabelli, M.D.Mark H. Mirabelli, M.D.
Sports & Pediatric Concussions

Dr. Mirabelli is a primary care sports medicine physician. He provides comprehensive care to athletes, including the evaluation of sports concussion. Dr. Mirabelli has lectured regionally on the evaluation, and management, of acute sports concussion and serves as team physician for St. John Fisher College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Rochester Knighthawks. He also serves as the supervising physician for University Sports Medicine athletic trainers at several area high schools.

Anthony MaroldoAnthony Maroldo, M.D.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions

Peter ObournPeter Obourn, D.O.
Sports & Pediatric Concussions

UR Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of Peter J. Obourn, DO to the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. Dr. Obourn is joining our team after completing a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. During this time, he was a physician for several high school football teams and provided coverage for the University's football, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey teams. Dr. Obourn also completed a residency with Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. There, he supplied team coverage for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL hockey team, as well as physicals and event coverage for MMA fights and the Pennsylvania Special Olympics. Dr. Obourn treats a wide variety of injuries, including ankle, knee, hip, and elbow injuries, through non-surgical options. Some of his research has also focused on the effects of congestion on the rate of injuries among athletes.

Photo of Katherine Rizzone, M.D.Katherine Rizzone, M.D, M.P.H.
Sports & Pediatric Concussions

Dr. Katherine H. Rizzone is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics. She specializes in non-operative sports medicine. Her special interests include musculoskeletal ailments including strains, sprains, tendonitis, fractures, sports concussions, and arthritis, as well as medical problems unique to the female athlete, and runners. 

Photo of Marc SchieberMarc H. Schieber, M.D., Ph.D.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions
Schieber Lab

Dr. Schieber studies brain control movements of the body, translating our findings to advance brain-machine interface technology for restoration and repair of lost or damaged neurological function. A longstanding line of investigation explores control of fine finger movements, like those used in typing, playing a musical instrument, or performing delicate surgery. More recent work explores the combination of reaching, grasping, and manipulating. In both realms, we study how the brain controls a rather complex set of muscles to achieve the required movement.

Colleen TomcikColleen Tomcik, M.D.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions

Photo of Raissa VillanuevaRaissa Villanueva, M.D., M.P.H.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions

Dr. Villanueva leads URMC's General Neurology Division, with a clinical practice that focuses on the full range of neurologic disorders. She has established herself as a national leader in neurology practice, being appointed in 2013 to the American Academy of Neurology's Practice Committee. In addition to her clinical work and leadership responsibilities, she is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and advanced clinical fellows.

Maria VivinoMaria Vivino, M.D.
Sports & Non-Sports Concussions

Advance Practice Providers

Photo of Lisa Fitzpatrick, PALisa Fitzpatrick, PA
Ortho Sports Medicine

Photo of Pam Mapstone, NPPam Mapstone, DNP, CPNP-PC
Neurology

Cynthia TenHoopen

Cynthia tenHoopen, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Child Neurology

Rehab Clinicians Treating Concussion

Otolaryngology (ENT) PT

AnsonEric Anson, PT, PhD

Ortho PT

  • Chris McConnell 
  • Nicole Nolan
  • Geena Brady
  • Elisabeth Wentlent
  • Stephanie Cantos
  • Bryan Guzski
  • ​Theresa Barry
  • Corrine Keller
  • Jenna Johnstone
  • Matt Berliner
  • Charles D'Agostino
  • Scott Millman

PM&R PT

  • Julie Streeter
  • Renee Hetzler
  • Nicholas Rozestraten
  • Samantha Putnam​
  • Kim Barker

PM&R OT

  • Simon Carson
  • Chris Stavisky
  • Nancy Dukelow
  • Lisa Walther