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Peter E. Morrison, D.O.

Peter E. Morrison, D.O.


4.9 out of 5 stars
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Accepting New Patients


Appointment (585) 341-7500


Movement Disorders Clinic

919 Westfall Road, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14618

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Morrison graduated from Bucknell University in 2007, and received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He completed his medical internship, neurology residency, and clinical movement disorder fellowship at the University of Rochester. He joined the depart...
Dr. Morrison graduated from Bucknell University in 2007, and received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He completed his medical internship, neurology residency, and clinical movement disorder fellowship at the University of Rochester. He joined the department of neurology faculty in 2017, and specializes in the care of patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, Huntington’s Disease, Dystonia, and Ataxia. Dr. Morrison also has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of children and adults with Tourette Syndrome and other Chronic Tic Disorders, for which he is the Co-Director of the Tourette Association of America (TAA) Center of Excellence at the University of Rochester

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Clinical Movement Disorder, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2016 - 2017

Residency, Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2012 - 2016


DO | New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. 2012


Journal Articles

The Cerebellar Cognitive Affective/Schmahmann Syndrome Scale in Spinocerebellar Ataxias.

Selvadurai LP, Perlman SL, Ashizawa T, Wilmot GR, Onyike CU, Rosenthal LS, Shakkottai VG, Paulson HL, Subramony SH, Bushara KO, Kuo SH, Dietiker C, Geschwind MD, Nelson AB, Gomez CM, Opal P, Zesiewicz TA, Hawkins T, Yacoubian TA, Nopoulos PC, Sha SJ, Morrison PE, Figueroa KP, Pulst SM, Schmahmann JD

The cerebellum.. 2024 January 2 Epub 01/02/2024.

The S-Factor, a New Measure of Disease Severity in Spinocerebellar Ataxia: Findings and Implications.

Selvadurai LP, Perlman SL, Wilmot GR, Subramony SH, Gomez CM, Ashizawa T, Paulson HL, Onyike CU, Rosenthal LS, Sair HI, Kuo SH, Ratai EM, Zesiewicz TA, Bushara KO, Öz G, Dietiker C, Geschwind MD, Nelson AB, Opal P, Yacoubian TA, Nopoulos PC, Shakkottai VG, Figueroa KP, Pulst SM, Morrison PE, Schmahmann JD

The cerebellum.. 2023 October 22 (5):790-809. Epub 08/12/2022.

Clinically Meaningful Magnetic Resonance Endpoints Sensitive to Preataxic Spinocerebellar Ataxia Types 1 and 3.

Chandrasekaran J, Petit E, Park YW, du Montcel ST, Joers JM, Deelchand DK, Považan M, Banan G, Valabregue R, Ehses P, Faber J, Coupé P, Onyike CU, Barker PB, Schmahmann JD, Ratai EM, Subramony SH, Mareci TH, Bushara KO, Paulson H, Durr A, Klockgether T, Ashizawa T, Lenglet C, Öz G,

Annals of neurology.. 2023 April 93 (4):686-701. Epub 12/29/2022.

Performance of a Tic Screening Tool (MOVeIT) in Comparison to Expert Clinician Assessment in a Development and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic Sample.

Vermilion J; Bitsko R; Danielson ML; Bonifacio K; Dean SL; Hyman SL; Mink JW; Morrison P; Vierhile A; Sulkes S; van Wijngaarden E; Adams H.

Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2023; .

Evaluation of New Instruments for Screening and Diagnosis of Tics and Tic Disorders in a Well-Characterized Sample of Youth with Tics and Recruited Controls

Adams HR; Augustine EF; Bonifacio D; Collins AE; Danielson ML; Mink JW; Morrison P; van Wijngaarden E; Vermilion J; Vierhile A; Bitsko RH.

Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2023; .

Trial of Prasinezumab in Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease.

Pagano G, Taylor KI, Anzures-Cabrera J, Marchesi M, Simuni T, Marek K, Postuma RB, Pavese N, Stocchi F, Azulay JP, Mollenhauer B, López-Manzanares L, Russell DS, Boyd JT, Nicholas AP, Luquin MR, Hauser RA, Gasser T, Poewe W, Ricci B, Boulay A, Vogt A, Boess FG, Dukart J, D'Urso G, Finch R, Zanigni S, Monnet A, Pross N, Hahn A, Svoboda H, Britschgi M, Lipsmeier F, Volkova-Volkmar E, Lindemann M, Dziadek S, Holiga Š, Rukina D, Kustermann T, Kerchner GA, Fontoura P, Umbricht D, Doody R, Nikolcheva T, Bonni A, ,

The New England journal of medicine.. 2022 August 4387 (5):421-432. Epub 1900 01 01.

A Phase II Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Prasinezumab in Early Parkinson's Disease (PASADENA): Rationale, Design, and Baseline Data.

Pagano G, Boess FG, Taylor KI, Ricci B, Mollenhauer B, Poewe W, Boulay A, Anzures-Cabrera J, Vogt A, Marchesi M, Post A, Nikolcheva T, Kinney GG, Zago WM, Ness DK, Svoboda H, Britschgi M, Ostrowitzki S, Simuni T, Marek K, Koller M, Sevigny J, Doody R, Fontoura P, Umbricht D, Bonni A, ,

Frontiers in neurology. 2021 12 :705407. Epub 10/01/2021.

Hoehn and Yahr Stage and Striatal Dat-SPECT Uptake Are Predictors of Parkinson's Disease Motor Progression.

Jackson H, Anzures-Cabrera J, Taylor KI, Pagano G, ,

Frontiers in neuroscience.. 2021 15 :765765. Epub 12/13/2021.

Characterization of Endocannabinoid-Metabolizing Enzymes in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Under Inflammatory Conditions.

Szafran, B.N.; Lee, J.H.; Borazjani, A.; Morrison P.; Zimmerman, G.; Andrzejewski, K.L.; Ross, M. K.; Kaplan, B.L.

Molecules. 2018; 23(12): 3167.

And then there were four: Anatomical observations on the pollical palmar interosseous muscle in humans.

Morrison PE, Hill RV

Clinical anatomy : official journal of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists & the British Association of Clinical Anatomists.. 2011 November 24 (8):978-83. Epub 08/25/2011.

Remarkable Tolerance of Ethynyl Steroids to Air and Water in Microwave-Assisted Hydrophosphinylation: Reaction Scope and Limitations.

Stockland, Robert A.; Lipman, Adam J.; Bawiec, John A.; Morrison, Peter E.; Guzei, Ilia A.; Findeis, Peter M.; Tamblin, John F.

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2006; 691: 4042–4053.


International Review of Movement Disorders (2022)

Chapter: Atypical antipsychotics for treatment of Tourette Syndrome

Authors: Kalari VK, Morrison PE, Budman CL

Publisher: Elsevier 2022

Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st Edition (2020)

Chapter: Ataxias

Authors: Morrison, PE, Mink JW

Publisher: Elsevier 2020

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

No negative experience occurred.

Nov 24, 2023

4.6 stars

Dr. Morrison is always caring, professional, and knowledgeable . The problem is that treating Parkinson's is that there are no clear tests or treatments.

Nov 04, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Morrison has excellent communication skills.

Oct 26, 2023

5.0 stars

We drive an hour and a half to come see Dr. Morrison!

Sep 24, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent -> really listens to the pt. and family member.

Aug 29, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Morrison is very knowledgeable and supportive.

Aug 28, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent doctor - intelligent and made me feel at ease

Aug 27, 2023

5.0 stars

By the time my visit concluded I had a smile on my face and joyful tears. Dr Morrison was the person I needed. In the reception area Tracy was a saint.

Aug 12, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Morrison was really listening to me.

Aug 04, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Morrison was training with Dr. Barbano when I started my relationship. He is well versed on a plan for my care.

Aug 01, 2023


Very good listener very compassionate

Jul 21, 2023


Dr. Morrison is an outstanding physician.

Jun 23, 2023


Dr M is very patient and explains everything thrroughly

Jun 20, 2023


David Sell DO, resident, was very good. And Dr. Morrison is also very good. I feel fortunate to have him as my neurologist.

May 25, 2023


Recommended many times

Apr 21, 2023


Dr Morrison was thorough and took time to listen to me, explain when I had questions and went over my history and concerns.

Mar 31, 2023


Dr. Morrison is highly detailed which help inform his decisions and he has the unique ability to take that information and help me digest the information on a manageable level.

Mar 24, 2023


I was blown away by this Doctor, he was so very informed and the way he explained everything to me was very easy to understand! He listened to everything I had to say and was so super friendly I 10/10 recommend him and am blessed that my daughter has him as her doctor! I left there feeling good about the visit and he gave us lots of information to read and a tourettes association "goody bag" as my daughter calls it! It was nice to see someone who takes the time to listen and explain we don't usually get that! 10/10!

Mar 23, 2023


This was my first visit with Dr. Morrison. I would highly recommend him to family or friends.

Mar 10, 2023


Explained about vivid dreams I've been having - recommend melatonin to see if it helps.

Feb 16, 2023


Dr. Morrison and his team are very thorough and very professional.

Feb 05, 2023


Dr. Morrison is a very caring person. He is also very knowledgeable and open to learning. I appreciate his efforts in trying to figure out how to help me.

Jan 31, 2023

Took the time for my diagnose to repeat information due to not being able to hear well. Was patient and kind

Jan 29, 2023


Dr Morrison DO is professional, informed about the latest Parkinsons information, and friendly.

Jan 27, 2023


Always listens, all ways discusses meds, problems & treatments.

Dec 05, 2022


Dr. Morrison is a very caring doctor and I am privileged that he is my neurologist.

Oct 06, 2022


He listens to my questions, gives me many options, asks me what I would prefer to do. Repeats this back to me for both of our clarity.

Aug 27, 2022


Dr Morrison was excellent. He listened to me and asked questions based on my answers. He knew my main concern and started with that moving on to explain the cause of my issues and checking my expectations for changes.

Aug 24, 2022


Dr. Morrison has a great bedside manner, listens well, is respectful, and can actually think and consider different options - in other words, he is not a mindless NPC like so many doctors I've encountered over the years. I feel lucky to have found him.

Jul 10, 2022



Jul 03, 2022


Knowledgeable and thorough with explanation.

May 23, 2022


Excellent communication

May 15, 2022


I drive two hours to see Dr. Morrison for my issue, he is worth the wait if any as well as the drive.

Apr 19, 2022


Dr. Morrison always speaks in ways that I can easily understand. He always includes me in the conversation and asks my opinion. He also always makes sure I understand the treatment and any suggestions.

Apr 14, 2022


Everything was very good but it was just too fast. I didn't feel any attention was given to assessing the status of how I was doing with all of the lifestyle modalities that affect Parkinson's such as diet, exercise, stress reduction, coping strategies. I didn't sense that the doctor attached an importance to them. I struggle with adhering to proper diet and regular exercise. Knowing that my doctor Is going to be assessing my compliance with these would help motivate me to stick to them.

Apr 08, 2022


I feel very confident with Dr. Morrison's advice.

Mar 25, 2022


As usual, it was a pleasant, informative visit.

Mar 24, 2022


Went for a second opinion and was satisfied with the exam and prognosis.

Mar 19, 2022


Dr. Morrison is very personable. He gave me my options and helped me decide directly in my decision.

Mar 15, 2022


I asked most of the questions , but did receive good answers. [...]

Mar 06, 2022


Discussion was one sided. He was a great listener. But he did not HEAR me, nor consider my medically evidence based knowledge on why this was not what is going on with me.

Mar 06, 2022