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Blanca Y. Valdovinos, M.D.

Blanca Y. Valdovinos, M.D.


5 out of 5 stars
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Accepting New Patients


Appointment (585) 341-7500


Movement Disorders Clinic - Brighton

Clinton Crossings, Building C
919 Westfall Road, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14618

About Me

Dr. Blanca Valdovinos is a neurologist who specializes in Movement Disorders. She grew up in California and moved to New York to attend Cornell University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Rochester for medical school where she also completed he...
Dr. Blanca Valdovinos is a neurologist who specializes in Movement Disorders. She grew up in California and moved to New York to attend Cornell University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Rochester for medical school where she also completed her neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship. She is the Director of the UR Medicine Spanish Language Neurology Clinic where she sees movements disorder, general, and memory care patients. She specializes in Parkinson’s disease and is the co-director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of Rochester. She grew up in a large Latinx community and is passionate about giving back to her community. Her work focuses on addressing health disparities and she believes that every patient should receive high quality medical care regardless of their race, ethnicity or language. She was awarded a Diversity Leadership Award from the American Academy of Neurology.


English, Spanish

Certified Specialties

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Faculty Appointments

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


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Movement Disorders, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2019 - 2020

Residency, Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2016 - 2019

Internship, Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2015 - 2016


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 2015


Geriatric Faculty Scholar. 2021 - 2022

Diversity Leadership Award.


Journal Articles

The Importance of Digital Health Literacy in an Evolving Parkinson's Disease Care System.

Esper CD, Valdovinos BY, Schneider RB

Journal of Parkinson's disease.. 2024 January 13 Epub 01/13/2024.

Effect of best practice advisory on the administration of contraindicated medications to hospitalized patients with Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

Chunga N, Amodeo K, Braun M, Valdovinos BY, Richard IH

Frontiers in aging neuroscience.. 2023 15 :1276761. Epub 12/18/2023.

A Remote Longitudinal Observational Study of Individuals at Genetic Risk for Parkinson Disease: Baseline Results.

Jensen-Roberts S, Myers TL, Auinger P, Cannon P, Rowbotham HM, Coker D, Chanoff E, Soto J, Pawlik M, Amodeo K, Sharma S, Valdovinos B, Wilson R, Sarkar A, McDermott MP, Alcalay RN, Biglan K, Kinel D, Tanner C, Winter-Evans R, Augustine EF, Holloway RG, Dorsey ER, Schneider RB

Neurology. Genetics.. 2022 October 8 (5):e200008. Epub 08/11/2022.

Moving Forward from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Needed Changes in Movement Disorders Care and Research.

Valdovinos BY, Modica JS, Schneider RB

Current neurology and neuroscience reports.. 2022 February 22 (2):113-122. Epub 02/02/2022.

Virtual Adaptation of an International Exchange Program in Medical Education.

Fung C, Maxwell N, Powell S, Benassai M, Chunga N, Corcoran J, Barbosa W, Lopez M, Hanampa B, Llaiqui-Condori M, Delgado-Lazo V, Mendoza K, Astete Y, Flor M, Palacios S, Valdovinos B, Risco J, Camargo I, Jozefowicz R, Lizárraga KJ

Annals of global health.. 2022 88 (1):52. Epub 07/08/2022.

Ratings & Comments

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Patient Comments

5.0 stars

I am blessed to have Dr. Valdovinos for my Parkinson's care.

Mar 26, 2024

5.0 stars

Outstanding!!! I cannot say enough about how much I feel cared for and how I feel understood! So appreciative!

Feb 09, 2024

5.0 stars

Great experience.

Dec 28, 2023

5.0 stars

Extremely pleased

Dec 22, 2023

5.0 stars

GREAT experience!

Dec 14, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Valdovinos is one of the best drs. I know.

Nov 19, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Blanca Valdovinos is EXCELLENT.

Oct 05, 2023

5.0 stars

She's wonderful!

Sep 08, 2023

4.2 stars

Dr. Valdovinos is the best!

Aug 12, 2023

5.0 stars

Outstanding physician.

Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Valdovinos is wonderful!

Feb 19, 2023


Very thorough!

Feb 02, 2023


Dr. Valdovinos is outstanding. I was so disappointed when Dr. Barbano left because his care was great but I am pleased with the care that I am getting now. I feel validated even though the health issues that I deal with are much less serious than many of her patients.

Nov 05, 2022

The Doctor was well versed on the subject

Sep 17, 2022


Again, communication was excellent.

May 30, 2022


Dr V was awesome! She truly cares

May 26, 2022


The doctor repeated some aspects of the first doctor's examination to confirm his findings. She was very knowledgeable about previous examinations and their findings. Her post-visit notes on MyChart were detailed and enabled me to further research the condition with which I was diagnosed and available non-medical options available to me.

May 26, 2022


Dr. Valdovinos has a warm, comforting presence and is very knowledgeable. She is a very thoughtful listener. I would definitely recommend her to others.

May 06, 2022


Dr. Valdovinos is superb In her attentive care for this patient!

Apr 06, 2022