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Department Leadership

The role of the Executive Leadership Team is to advise and guide the Chair in his work to:

  • Set the strategic direction, priorities, goals and metrics for the Department
  • Create conditions for a high performance environment and success for the Department
  • Strengthen and promote the reputation and interests of the Department of Neurology both inside and outside of URMC

Please find the members of the Chair's Executive Leadership Team and a brief description of their role below.

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Chair, Department of Neurology

Robert Holloway, MD, MPH

Purpose: To ensure the achievement of excellence in our mission to learn, discover, heal, create and make the world ever better for patients and families with neurological disorders: provide the highest quality, patient-centered care possible; educate our students, residents and fellows in accordance with highest professional standards; conduct innovative research that will expand the frontiers of neurological science so that we will alleviate human suffering through the prevention and treatment of disease; and be the most trusted and influential leaders in shaping the future to advance neurological health.

Financial Advisory Committee

Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD, David Herrmann, MD, Raissa Villanueva, MD, MPH, Mike Yurcheshen, MD, Sara Uschold

Purpose: To assist and advise the Chair of Neurology in his/her responsibility to meet the Department’s academic strategic objectives while maintaining a financially successful Department.

Neurology Senior Advisory Committee

Robert Griggs, MD, Richard Moxley, MD, Gary Myers, MD, Steve Feldon, MD, Gary Paige, MD, PhD

Purpose: To provide guidance to the Chair and Executive Leadership Team on long range strategic planning for the Department.

Vice Chair, Neurology

Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD

Purpose: To assist the Chair to ensure achievement of excellence in our mission to learn, discover, heal, create and make the world ever better for patients and families with neurological disorders.

Associate Chair, Clinical Affairs and Acute Care Clinical Services

Curt Benesch, MD, MPH

Purpose: To provide leadership, management and quality oversight of acute care services to achieve the mission and goals of the Department of Neurology.

Associate Chair, Ambulatory Care and Clinical Innovation

Tony Maroldo, MD

Purpose: To optimize clinical and financial operations of Department of Neurology ambulatory clinic practices.

Associate Chair, Community Outreach and Regional Development

Richard Barbano, MD, PhD

Purpose: To serve as departmental liaison to community and regional providers and to increase the Department’s presence within our community and greater region to help achieve the mission and goals of the Department of Neurology.

Associate Chair, Education

Ralph Jozefowicz, MD

Purpose: To ensure excellence in education for Department of Neurology medical students, residents and fellows.

Associate Chair, Academic Affairs

Robert Gross, MD, MPH

Purpose: To oversee faculty development efforts in the Department of Neurology, including overseeing the mentor development program, chairing the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and leadership development.

Associate Chair, Clinical Research

Kevin Biglan, MD, MPH

Purpose: To enhance research in the Department of Neurology creating an environment that enhances the status of physician scientists and promotes and rewards excellence in clinical research.

Associate Chair, Basic Research

Marc Halterman, MD, PhD

Purpose: To enhance research in the Department of Neurology creating an environment that enhances the status of physician scientists and promotes and rewards excellence in basic research.

Associate Chair, Administration and Finance

Christy Miller, RHIT, RN, MPA

Purpose: To ensure effective administrative operations across the Department of Neurology in support of Department’s mission.

Director, Neurology Advanced Practice Providers

Kathy England, RN, MS, FNP

Purpose: To provide leadership, management, and quality oversight of Neurology Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) to achieve the mission and goals of the Department of Neurology.