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Dr. Robert Thompson Stone

Robert Thompson-Stone, M.D.
Clinic Director

Dr. Thompson-Stone is pediatric neurologist who specializes in MS and related disorders in children. He is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine, and did residency training in adult and child neurology at the University of Rochester. He is the director and founder of the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center. He is a member of the international pediatric MS study group (IPMSSG), a junior investigator in the US Network of Pediatric MS Centers (NPMSC), and has published a medical chapter on pediatric MS in Neurology in Practice.

Dr. Andrew Goodman

Andrew D. Goodman, M.D.
Consulting Neurologist

Dr. Goodman is a Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Neuroimmunology Unit, and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Rochester. He is a graduate of Rutgers College and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; he did residency training in internal medicine and neurology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He completed a research fellowship in the Neuroimmunology Branch at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has numerous publications and is an internationally recognized MS expert.

Dr. Heather Adams

Heather Adams, Ph.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Heather R. Adams is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics. Her research interests are centered on evaluation and care of children with inherited neurodegenerative diseases, including Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease), Tourette Syndrome, and cognitive features of pediatric hypertension. She is involved in projects to characterize the natural history and neurobehavioral phenotype of Batten Disease, evaluate the psychosocial impact upon children with Tourette Syndrome, and characterize the incidence of tics in an ethnically diverse sample in the Rochester community.

Dr. Cynthia Tenhoopen

Cynthia tenHoopen, RN, PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Ms. tenHoopen has worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center since 2005 and has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Child Neurology since 2010. She primarily sees patients who are being evaluated for headaches and concussion. She also functions as the Nurse Practitioner for the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. She is a member of the American Headache Society, the Headache Co-Operative of New England, and the Association of Child Neurology Nurses. She is also an active participant of the Association of Child Neurology Nurses Award Committee.

Dr. Matthew Gearinger

Matthew Gearinger, M.D.
Collaborating Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Dr. Gearinger's passion for improving the vision of children is the driving force behind his daily research and clinical practice. At the Eye Institute's pediatric wing, he treats patients suffering from a variety of conditions ranging from pink eye, blocked tear ducts and blurred vision to strabismus, pediatric glaucoma and congenital cataracts. He has performed surgery on infants as young as one week old as well as treated adults with misaligned eyes.

Dr. Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams, M.D.
Collaborating Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Dr. Williams obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University and spent a term at Oxford University, Oxford, England at the Institute for Scholars in International Studies. Upon returning to the United States she completed her Medical Degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and went on to a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester. She completed her fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology under the directorship of Neil Miller at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University in July 2009. There she was a recipient of the W. Richard Green Research Grant Award and the Fight for Sight / North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

Dr. David Siegel

David Siegel, M.D., MPH
Collaborating Pediatric Rheumatologist

Dr. Siegel's interests include Prevention of High Risk Sexual Behavior in Adolescents and Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Adolescents.

Dr. Alyssa Thatcher

Alyssa Thatcher
Clinical Coordinator

Alyssa Thatcher has worked as a coordinator in Child Neurology since 2011. She is a research coordinator for studies involving Tourette Syndrome, Batten disease, and Essential Tremor in children, and she is the clinical coordinator for the Tourette Syndrome Center of Excellence. Ms. Thatcher is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is particularly interested in the interaction between physical and emotional wellbeing.

Dr. Erin Noel

Erin Noel, LMSW
Social Worker

Ms. Noel is currently a social worker in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, as well as Child Neurology. She obtained her masters degree in social work in 2008 from UB and is certified in Trauma Counseling and Trauma Informed Care. She has been working at SMH since August, 2010.