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.
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.
Associate Chair, Acute Care
Curt Benesch, MD, MPH
Purpose: To provide leadership, management and quality oversight of acute care services to achieve the mission and goals of the Medical Center and Department of Neurology.
Associate Chair, Ambulatory Care
Raissa Villanueva, MD, MPH
Purpose: To optimize clinical and financial operations of Department of Neurology ambulatory clinic practices.
Associate Chair, Regional Programs
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 Medical Center and the Department of Neurology.
Associate Chair, Research
Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD
Purpose: To enhance research in the Department of Neurology by creating an environment that enhances the research portfolio and rewards excellence in research.
Associate Chair, Education
Ralph Jozefowicz, MD
Purpose: To ensure excellence in education for Department of Neurology for all trainees groups: medical students, residents, fellows and APPs.
Associate Chair, Academic Affairs
Robert Gross, MD, PhD
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.